Lady Gaga recently opened up about having the disorder.
Two weeks ago, GOOD HEALTH reported on singer Lady Gaga’s revelation that she suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Gaga has battled the disorder since she was raped by a music producer as a teenager. PTSD sufferers often experience nightmares, repeated thoughts of the assault, negative feelings, edginess, and difficulty sleeping.
On Sunday, Piers Morgan, host of Good Morning Britain, made an ill-informed and callus tweet saying that PTSD was the “latest celebrity accessory.”
Yes, I fear it's become the latest celebrity accessory. https://t.co/wuJfbzCXVg— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1481484711.0
Morgan then doubled down on his blanket generalization saying that both Lady Gaga and Madonna’s rape claims were merely accusations because they never pressed charges. Morgan was obviously ignorant of the fact that over 40 percent of women never pursue criminal charges against their rapists because they’re afraid of being publicly shamed or told they’re lying. Which is exactly what Morgan was doing.
No. Lady Gaga & Madonna have both made ALLEGATIONS of rape many years after the event. No police complaint, no cha… https://t.co/Jphwz9YCA8— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1481410169.0
Lady Gaga calmly addressed Morgan’s ridiculous accusations.
@piersmorgan I've work w/ our VP Joe Biden on helping educate people about why women don't report, would love to share it w/ you some time.— Lady Gaga (@Lady Gaga)1481639755.0
@piersmorgan would also love to talk with you about PTSD, that it's not just a "military" disorder. There is a mental health youth epidemic.— Lady Gaga (@Lady Gaga)1481640474.0
@piersmorgan if anyone in your family suffers from it, I pray they have more good days than bad. It has affected me & my whole family.❤️✌️— Lady Gaga (@Lady Gaga)1481640679.0
OK, you're on. Let's do an interview about this & you can tell me why I'm wrong to be sceptical. https://t.co/CFLOL06Emq— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1481640003.0
I know numerous soldiers with PTSD, it's a very serious thing. I also know people who claim to have it but clearly… https://t.co/uGltnikday— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1481641302.0
Morgan then belittled the serious discussion by asking Gaga if she could “handle” him.
I'm both. This interview would air worldwide. Reckon you can handle me @ladygaga ? https://t.co/tedWugyXHi— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1481640453.0
@piersmorgan Let's do that & yes Mr. Morgan, I can handle u. Suprised you would question that. Was that the 1st question of our interview?— Lady Gaga (@Lady Gaga)1481641666.0
Then Morgan took another shot at a woman trying to raise awareness of a serious mental health issue.
I rather admire @ladygaga for agreeing to an interview after my criticisms. Should be a fascinating debate. I'll press my meat suit.— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1481642856.0
And Gaga had just about had enough...
@piersmorgan if you continue to shame me in the process of kindly agreeing to interview w/ u I'll happily do the interview with someone else— Lady Gaga (@Lady Gaga)1481643039.0
...until Morgan finally put on his big-boy pants.
OK. If you're big enough to do this, I'm big enough to play fair too. https://t.co/L4CT1qtn4N— Piers Morgan (@Piers Morgan)1481643184.0