Lady Gaga has been accused of shedding crocodile tears, after sobbing on camera that she was treated like the “loser kid” at a posh New York school.
A backlash began online after Gaga played the victim card this week while filming a documentary for HBO.
“I still sometimes feel like a loser kid in high school,” Lady Gaga wept. “I’m fighting for every kid that’s like me, that felt like I felt and feels like I still feel.”
However, former students of the prestigious Convent of the Sacred Heart, which Lady Gaga – real name Stefani Germanotta – attended, in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, say they can’t recall the torment she describes.
One user, Interplanetary Sass, commented on the Gawker website: “We had a mutual friend during our freshman year at NYU, and Stefani always struck me as a confident girl who liked to party, but was also very devoted to her music.
“A few of my friends went to Sacred Heart (around Stefani’s year), have a great amount of appreciation for the time they spent there, and cannot recall the bullying she brings up in interviews. I like her music and shtick, but lately, she’s been relying a lot on being a victim of bullying – which just does not jive with any of my experiences, or with anyone I know who went to school with her.”
Another forum user, who said he dated girls from Gaga’s school, concurred. ‘Brunno’, said it was far from being “strict”, adding: “There is no heavy indoctrination, no nuns whacking people with rulers, etc. It pretty much defied every stereotype of the Catholic school. Her description of it that I heard was complete BS.”
Brunno said an ex-girlfriend’s cousin attended the school. “She says that, while Gaga wasn’t part of the ‘in-crowd’, she was certainly not an outcast or, at least to her knowledge, ever treated as such.”