Lady Gaga has lashed out at critics for criticising her figure after photographs of her in a flesh-coloured swimsuit attracted some negative comments on Instagram.
The Bad Romance hitmaker said she would rather be fat than shallow.
After receiving support from a fan on Twitter, she replied, "Id rather be fat than be shallow (sic)".
When another fan wrote, "I honestly can't imagine receiving comments about my weight everyday. How insulting and degrading. Also gaga is perfect so back off."
Gaga, 28, said, "All day long every day, so what if I got a belly sometimes, sometimes I don't. There's people starving in the world. #whocares"