Advocacy group blasts Lady Gaga for rolling onstage on wheelchair

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Lady Gaga’s bizarre antics don’t seem so funny to the Life Rolls On Foundation.

The advocacy group for disabled persons recently condemned Gaga for rolling out onstage in a wheelchair during one of her concerts.

“Since this isn’t the first time she has used a wheelchair in her performances, I invite her to learn more about the 5.6 million Americans who live with paralysis,” Life Rolls On Foundation founder Jesse Billauer told Radar Online. “They, like me, unfortunately, don’t use a wheelchair for shock value.” (Lady Gaga’s new single ‘Judas’ outrages Catholic community)

The five-time Grammy Award winner Gaga is known for doing unusual things during appearances. The pop sensation showed up to this year’s Grammy’s ceremony dressed as an egg, wore a condom-inspired suit to a February “Good Morning America” appearance, and put on a fake pregnant belly for a May “Saturday Night Live” performance.

Earlier this year, Gaga raised the ire of many Catholics with her song “Judas,” told from Mary Magdalene’s perspective.

“People have real talent, and then there is Lady Gaga. I find Gaga to be increasingly irrelevant,” Catholic League President Bill Donohue said in an April 2011 statement. “This is a stunt … Lady Gaga tries to continue to shock Catholics and Christians in general: she dresses as a nun … she swallows the rosary. She has now morphed into a caricature of herself.”‬

Billauer suggested Gaga attend a Life Rolls On event to open her eyes to the reality of living with a disability.

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