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Lady Gaga Claps Back Against Hate Toward Dylan Mulvaney On IWD Post

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By Melanie VanDerveer on March 11, 2024 at 4:33 PM EDT

When Dylan Mulvaney shared a carousel of photos and a video with Lady Gaga in honor of International Women's Day on Instagram, the hate quickly started rolling in.

While Mulvaney didn't break her silence on all the hate, Lady Gaga clapped back in defense of her friend.

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Dylan Mulvaney Shared A Post Honoring IWD With Lady Gaga

After Mulvaney shared some photos and a video of her with Lady Gaga simply captioned on Instagram, "Happy International Women’s Day," the negative comments began piling up.

Comments such as, "This is so degrading to REAL women," "Shout out to all the real women! Not men playing dress up," and "You are not women, you don’t have periods, PMS, or any struggles actual born females have" were left on the post.

One person even wrote, "I just lost all respect for Gaga."

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Lady Gaga Stepped In To Defend Dylan Mulvaney

Lady Gaga

The singer shared the same photo of the two friends on her Instagram page, but with a lengthy caption that expresses her anger toward the unnecessary hateful comments on Mulvaney's post.

"It’s appalling to me that a post about National Women’s Day by Dylan Mulvaney and me would be met with such vitriol and hatred. When I see a newspaper reporting on hatred but calling it 'backlash' I feel it is important to clarify that hatred is hatred, and this kind of hatred is violence," she wrote on Instagram. "'Backlash' would imply that people who love or respect Dylan and me didn’t like something we did. This is not backlash. This is hatred."

Her heated caption continued to explain that society needs "immense work" and to "make room for transgender lives."

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"I feel very protective in this moment, not only of Dylan, but of the trans community who continues to lead the way with their endless grace and inspiration in the face of constant degradation, intolerance, and physical, verbal, and mental violence," she continued."

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Lady Gaga Wants 'All People' To Be 'Celebrated Equally!'

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And while she said she doesn't speak for "this community," she does have some things to share on the topic.

It's Lady Gaga's hope that "all women will come together to honor us ALL for International Women's Day." She asks that "all people are celebrated equally."

She concluded her caption by saying that "people of all gender identities and races deserve peace and dignity."

"I love people too much to allow hatred to be referred to as 'backlash,'" she wrote. "People deserve better."

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Lady Gaga's Post Also Received Hateful Comments

Lady Gaga

While many of the comments had a hateful tone to them, there were some positive and thankful remarks left for the singer and what she's standing for.

"I myself am non-binary. Reading this post genuinely made me tear up, I have adored and loved you since I was 8 years old. I’m 25 now and this, THIS is the reason why I look up to you and why I live my life authentically," one fan wrote in the comments. "You and your music have saved my life and made me feel so safe and confident. Without you and your music I feel the darkness I once faced would be still with me right now. But you helped me overcome the darkness. You’re the light in my life, I appreciate you so much Gaga."

Another fan wrote, "Thank you for always standing up for what is right."

Mulvaney also shared some love for Lady Gaga's post writing in the comments, "You mean the world to me. Love ya."

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This Wasn't The First Time Hateful Comments Were Directed At Dylan Mulvaney On Social Media

Dylan Mulvaney

Mulvaney has had her share of negativity thrown her way on social media on more than just one occasion. Just a few weeks ago, Mulvaney received a negative comment on a social media post and decided to address it in a TikTok video.

"I’d pay for someone to hit it with a car," a person named Nick wrote on one of Mulvaney's videos.

Mulvaney took that comment and shared a story of strength.

"Hi Nick! I’m assuming by ‘it’ you mean me because you left this under my video,” she began her now-viral video. “But you’re gonna have to try again because I have been hit by a car and I’m still here, b—-.”

Mulvaney went on to explain that she was grazed by a car in 2019 while on her way to work at 4:30 a.m. at Penn Station in New York City.

“And I’m walking in a crosswalk, hardly, I had just woken up and boom, got hit by a car,” she continued. “Fell to the floor, driver came out, you okay?”

Mulvaney explained that she got back up and continued on to work, booked a Broadway musical the following week and the rest is history.

"So you’re gonna need to pick a crazier method of transportation to take me down because,” she said before breaking into song. “I’m still standing, better than I ever did.”

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