August 20, 2013 08:07:56 GMT
'Sending threats of any kind, using hateful or abusive language, and the provoking of others on the internet is not supported by me,' the 'Applause' singer writes on her site.
Lady GaGa has reminded her fans that she doesn't condone any kind of threats. In the wake of her Twitter feud with blogger Perez Hilton, the Mother Monster took to her Born This Way Foundation's blog to post an open letter on Monday, August 19, urging them to stop sending online threats.
"I've said this to the fans time and time again...My mother and I are passionate about tolerance, acceptance, and kindness, and I've made it a point early in my career to make it known that this is what I stand for as an artist," she said in the lengthy message.
"While it may be difficult at times to hear the things that people say and write about me, or the nature of the industry that builds us up to tear us down..., sending threats of any kind, using hateful or abusive language, and the provoking of others on the internet is not supported by me or anything that I stand for. What I've seen transpiring is wrong and upsetting to me, and I've made it very clear how I feel about equality and compassion."
The singer added, "I know how angry you feel sometimes, and I know that when they say things about me you feel they are saying them about you as well. But music is about love, and is about sharing in the magic of theater. Although pop culture and society have become more negative and critical of artists over the years, by engaging in this negativity you are allowing it to spread."
"The anonymous nature of social media has made it easy for many to vent their anger by bullying others with no recourse or accountability. But this is not a healthy way to handle your emotions," she told her fans, urging them to "Stop the Drama, Start the Music."
GaGa and Hilton got involved in a heated Twitter feud as the blogger publicly blasted her new song. She later accused him of stalking her, but Hilton denied it, claiming that he was just house-hunting near an apartment where she lives. "Any allegation that I am stalking her is utterly false, defamatory and now appear to be putting me in danger...If fans want to send a message of support to her, they should buy her music instead of sending me death threats," he said in a statement.