Scott Stringer Stands Up for Lady Gaga

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 05: Borough President of Manhattan Scott M. Stringer attends the Scott M. Stringer 2013 Mayoral Campaign fundraiser at the Cabanas at the Maritime on April 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) Photo: Jamie McCarthy/2012 Getty Images

"No matter which continent Gaga happens to be in today," the Manhattan borough president, mayoral hopeful, and Germanotta family friend tells the Daily News, "she remains an Upper West Sider at heart" as well as a "social justice activist and a real leader for marriage equality in this country." Stringer was firing back at an epic Gaga slut-shaming by Staten Island Borough President Molinaro earlier this week — "This slut is influencing many, many children" — after she smoked a joint onstage in Amsterdam.