Lady Gaga Faces Criticism for Highlighting Trans Activist Dylan Mulvaney on International Women’s Day

Renowned musician Lady Gaga recently sparked discussions by showcasing her support for trans activist Dylan Mulvaney in celebration of International Women’s Day. The 37-year-old artist was seen in a collection of photos and a video alongside Mulvaney, where Gaga expressed her admiration by saying, “I’m putting you on my vision board, for life,” to which Mulvaney, a transgender woman, responded with affection, “I love you.”

Gaga reiterated her sentiment, urging, “Put this on your vision board.” According to The Daily Mail, the pair appeared to be participating in a photo shoot for Haus Labs, Lady Gaga’s beauty brand, in collaboration with the pharmaceutical company Clinuvel.

The initiative, however, received mixed reactions from the public, with some social media users expressing their discontent over a man being highlighted on a day traditionally dedicated to women. Comments ranged from questioning the appropriateness of the representation to outright stating that it was disrespectful to “REAL women,” with one user accusing it of being an invasion of women’s space.

Lady Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta, has long been a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ+ community. In a 2017 interview with Out Magazine, she shared how the gay community played a crucial role in her rise to fame, stating, “When I started in the mainstream it was the gays that lifted me up. I committed myself to them and they committed themselves to me, and because of the gay community I’m where I am today.” She also expressed her desire to bring gay culture into the mainstream, humorously adding that her ultimate goal was to “turn the world gay.”

Dylan Mulvaney gained prominence through his TikTok series “Days of Girlhood,” which documents his transition. Additionally, Mulvaney made headlines after participating in a campaign for Bud Light, which reportedly led to a significant sales drop for its parent company, Anheuser-Busch, following boycotts from conservative groups.

This collaboration between Lady Gaga and Dylan Mulvaney, while controversial to some, underscores the ongoing conversations about inclusivity, representation, and the evolving definitions of gender and identity in today’s society.