AceShowbiz - An Oscars photographer who was helped by Lady GaGa has landed in hot water. The photographer, who fell at the Academy Awards, has been accused of upsetting her by "touching" her waist.
Videos of the "Poker Face" hitmaker rushing to help a man who'd fallen down on the champagne carpet at Academy Awards over the weekend went viral as the star was praised for her compassion. However, in a video with 16.7 million views on Twitter, someone claimed the photographer unnecessarily touched her waist and "basically slapped her butt area."
"Why is no one saying anything about him touching her waist like that and her looking VERY pissed off because of it," wrote the Twitter user, @scarzonreplay. "She ran to help that man and he basically slapped her butt area like???? she looked down in shock I feel bad."
A couple of minutes later, the Twitter user considered the event from the photographer's side: "Also yeah he might not have done that on purpose, that man just fell at the Oscars and was probs confused as hell but all I know is it definitely looks like it caught her by surprise and she didn't like."
In the video, the photographer who Lady GaGa rushed to help up can be seen patting her on the waist as he gets to his feet. The "Joker: Folie a Deux" star appeared to glance down at his hands, but others said she was looking at what was being picked up next to them.
YouTuber Mighty Keef praised the person who slowed down the footage to attempt to clarify the situation. "Thank god someone with actual eyes lol," he wrote. "So weird how someone can make up an entire scenario, and so many people believe it. Even when there is video that shows you what actually happened."
Twitch streamer @barelyyalex also stuck up for the photographer, dismissing @scarzonreplay's narrative. "He was literally in the middle of standing up from a fall I think he was kind of just reaching out to the person that was helping him and steadying himself. You guys do too much," she wrote.
Indeed, the incident at the Oscars earned Lady GaGa worldwide praise and was captured from multiple angles, being shared millions of times across different social media platforms. For the red carpet, the "A Star Is Born" star dressed glamorously in a unique black dress.
Lady GaGa then transformed her look when she performed her nominated "Top Gun: Maverick" song "Hold My Hand". She belted out the song without any makeup and wore a faded black T-shirt and ripped black jeans.