Friday, April 17, 2015

Cynthia Germanotta Talks About Lady Gaga's Painful Childhood

Lady Gaga's mother Cynthia Germanotta recently wrote an essay for The Daily Beast to open about their Born This Way Foundation and talked about Gaga's painful childhood.  

"When my daughter Stefani - who most people know as Lady Gaga - was a child, she had to learn painful lessons about the dangers of cruelty and the importance of kindness," Cynthia wrote.

"She was creative and unequivocally her own person, but her peers didn't always appreciate the things that made her unique - and different. As a result, they would sometimes taunt, humiliate, or exclude her. It was hurtful for her to experience and heartbreaking for me to watch," Germanotta went on.

"But this mean-spirited treatment did more than sting in the moment - it shook Stefani's confidence," she explained, adding: "The persistent, thoughtless cruelty of her peers caused Stefani to question her identity and self-worth. That self-doubt, in turn, led to anxiety, depression, and destructive behavior. What in isolation may have been viewed as casually dispensed insults or "harmless pranks" accumulated over time, causing a ripple effect that ate away at her emotional well-being".

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