Conservative Politician Calls Lady Gaga A ‘Slut’ For Smoking A Joint On Stage

James Molinaro, Staten Island Borough President, referred to pop star Lady Gaga as a ‘slut’ who is influencing teens to smoke marijuana.

While at an event Monday to promote the Tackling Youth Substance Abuse Initiative program, the Conservative Party of New York politician attacked Lady Gaga for smoking a joint on stage at one of her concerts in Amsterdam.

Staten Island Advance reported Molinaro as saying: “There’s Gaga. Here’s this … this … I would call her a slut. This slut is influencing many, many children.”


He added, “My niece has two daughters, 12 and 14, [and] they love this woman. Why? Why? To me, she’s not an actress, she’s a slut … in the pure meaning of the word.”

If Molinaro is so upset about youth smoking pot, calling a woman who indulges a ‘slut’ is the wrong way to go.

It seems conservatives today are looking to shame women with this terminology and they are particularly fond of the word slut. Just ask Rush Limbaugh. Lady Gaga has been likened to what Merriam-Webster describes as a ‘slovenly woman.’ A promiscuous woman; especially: PROSTITUTE. A Prostitute is defined ‘to offer indiscriminately for sexual intercourse especially for money.’

Smoking marijuana on stage in a country where it is tolerated and readily available to the public in ‘Coffee Shops’ does not merit shaming words from an old man looking to take power away from women. If Molinaro is sincerely concerned with youth and drug use, he might look to Amsterdam as a clue on how to educate and lower the risk of teens using the substance. NewsReview.com reported in 2011 that a higher percentage of American teens have access to and smoke more marijuana than in the Netherlands, where the drug is not legal but is decriminalized.

Molinaro is using the war on drugs and Lady Gaga as an excuse to demean women in the mainstream media and promote the conservative agenda that if a woman does not behave in a way that is deemed acceptable, she is a SLUT!

As a woman who represents Rock The Slut Vote I say, keep those insults coming. It appears the conservatives haven’t a clue anymore about how to effectively campaign or communicate positively to Americans and more specifically, to American women.

Calling Lady Gaga a slut for smoking a joint on stage in Amsterdam would be like saying James Molinaro suffers from erectile dysfunction because the sky is blue.

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Kimberley A. Johnson is the author of The Virgin Diaries and The Spokeswoman for Rock The Slut Vote, an organization standing up and fighting the war on women. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and “like” the Rock The Slut Vote Facebook page