Lady Gaga may love her “little monsters” a little too much. While performing at Lollapalooza music festival, the 24-year-old, who was semi-naked, dove into the crowd for a kissing stunt. The stunt took place during Semi Precious Weapon's set, in which she locked lips with the band's frontman Justin Tranter.
Gaga, who is known for having "pushed the boundaries of acceptable behavior," is now coming under fire from a family group.
Family Circle, a magazine for moms raising teens and tweens, is upset at the “Alejandro” star for failing to become a role model for her young fans.
"As parents, we can't sit on the sidelines; it's our job to counteract the messages that equate cool and sexy with public nudity and random hook ups," the community said in a statement.
Check out Lady Gaga's now infamous guest appearance at the Semi Precious Weapons Lollapalooza set from the YouTube Channel
"Many of her teen and tween fans had a front row seat to the show," the group added. "Today's kids are savvy and they know the difference between image and reality, but they're still kids at heart, desperately seeking role models and ground rules to live by."
Catholic League also commented on the performance. They said, "If a young gal on Spring Break did what Lady Gaga did--throwing herself half-naked into a crowd of crazies--we'd say she was a drunken fool ... But when Lady Gaga does it, somehow it's considered artistic. This is all so totally surreal that we expect she'll sue the guys who grabbed her for sexual harassment."
UPDATE: 25 AUG 2010
Kyle Sandilands claims he's behind Lady Gaga's success
Judges Guy Sebastian, Ronan Keating, Natalie Imbruglia and Kyle Sandilands.
Melbourne, Aug 25: Radio jock Kyle Sandilands, one of the judges on Aussie version of 'The X Factor', has claimed that he is solely responsible for launching the career of international pop star, Lady Gaga.
"I was the first person to hit play on a CD of a Lady Gaga song (on radio) anywhere in the world," News.com.au quoted him as telling The Courier-Mail.
"It took off here (Australia) and then New Zealand, bled through Asia, into Europe and I think we were on our third or fourth single before America even rebut her first song and put a rap in it and said, 'We'll give it a go'.
Sandilands said he first heard Lady Gaga's hit album The Fame in a "record guy's car" while in America.
"I was like 'who's this?' and he said, 'Some Lady Gaga, Radio Gaga or something', and I was like, 'Every single song on this is like a hit song'; he was like, 'That's what I think but radio's just not interested, it hasn't taken off," he said.
"Her album was out for like six months. No one in America was playing it.
Australians were the first people to really break her. I was the first person to play her," he added.