Gaga’s Oprah Moment

The lady’s hotter than ever, but not because of her music: She’s become an evangelist of self-acceptance, preaching to an audience of outcasts.

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has taken a lot of heat lately for “borrowing” Madonna’s express-yourself-like-a-virgin shtick. But maybe the person who really should be crying “plagiarism” is Oprah Winfrey. “Be yourself and love who you are and be proud, because you were born this way,” Oprah told fans during her swan song last week. Oh, wait, Oprah didn’t say that. It was Lady Gaga on The View,confessing how she’d been bullied in high school for her big nose and buck teeth. “Getting picked on in school, it sticks with you for life,” she said.