Staten Island Borough President Calls Lady Gaga a ‘Slut’ for Smoking Pot

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Slut-shamer. Photo: Dennis Van Tine/Retna/Corbis

Last night, at the launch of a new campaign to "stop glorifying drug use in the media," Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro spoke out against enemy No. 1: Lady Gaga, who appears to have smoked a joint onstage in Amsterdam last week. "There's Gaga," he said, according to the Staten Island Advance, pointing to a photo of the singer lighting up. "Here's this ... this ... I would call her a slut. This slut is influencing many, many children ... To me, she's not an actress, she's a slut ... in the pure meaning of the word." Not only does this man appear to have no idea who Lady Gaga is or what she does, but he seems to be confused about the conventional meaning of the word slut and its relevance to the issue at hand.