Singer Lady Gaga offends Mencap

Lady Gaga has created a stir by saying comparisons between her and Madonna are ‘retarded’.

The controversial singer’s latest single Born This Way was criticised for sounding like the pop queen’s 80s tune Express Yourself.

‘Why would I try and put out a song and think I’m getting one over on everybody?’ Lady Gaga, 25, asked NME. ‘That’s retarded.’

A leading charity says Lady Gaga‘s choice of word was a ‘slur’ against people with learning disabilities.

‘It’s an unfortunate choice of words,’ a Mencap spokesman tells The Sun. ‘Particularly from someone so influential.’

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