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By Alan Duke, CNN
September 28, 2012 -- Updated 1135 GMT (1935 HKT)
Lady Gaga gave a performance at the 2014 SXSW festival that included "vomit art," which she later explained at a keynote address was all about promoting the freedom of artistic expression. "Things that are really, really strange and feel really wrong can really change the world," she said. "I'm not saying vomit's going to change the world. ... It's truly just what we wanted to create and do." How does the singer's SXSW appearance hold up against her other spectacular looks? Lady Gaga gave a performance at the 2014 SXSW festival that included "vomit art," which she later explained at a keynote address was all about promoting the freedom of artistic expression. "Things that are really, really strange and feel really wrong can really change the world," she said. "I'm not saying vomit's going to change the world. ... It's truly just what we wanted to create and do." How does the singer's SXSW appearance hold up against her other spectacular looks?
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Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
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Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
Lady Gaga's shock-and-awe style
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Lady Gaga tells fans "weight/loss/gain since I was child has tormented me"
  • The singer challenges fans to "celebrate with us your 'perceived flaws'"
  • Online publications speculate about Gaga's weight gain in recent months
  • "My boyfriend prefers me curvier," Lady Gaga writes

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Los Angeles (CNN) -- Lady Gaga struck back at tabloid attacks on her weight, posting photos of herself wearing only a bra and panties on her fan website Tuesday.

The singer's blog, titled "A Body Revolution 2013," invites fans to "be brave and celebrate with us your 'perceived flaws,' as society tells us," by posting their own photos.

"May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous," Gaga wrote.

Are we really ready to take a look at 'real women'?

Online publications have speculated about Gaga's weight gain in recent months, which she has acknowledged to be about 25 pounds.

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Four photographs posted on her LittleMonsters.com site Tuesday leave no questions about her size and shape, showing her nearly naked from the front, side and rear.

The captions above each photo read: "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15... But today I join the BODY REVOLUTION.... To Inspire Bravery.... and BREED some ... COMPASSION."

Gaga wrote that her "weight/loss/gain since I was child has tormented me."

"No amount of help has ever healed my pain about it," she wrote. "But YOU have. My boyfriend prefers me curvier, when i eat and am healthy and not so worried about my looks, I'm happy. Happier than I've ever been. i am not going to go on a psycho-spree because of scrutiny. This is who I am. And I am proud at any size. And I love you, and want you to be proud in any form you may take as well."

We asked, you answered: Are we really ready to take a look at 'real women'?

Fans began posting their own stories and images including a woman who wrote about weight gain from lupus, saying she was "very self conscious about my body but today I am inspired to be brave."

"I've had a hard year, I've been torturing myself with being perfect and I felt I couldn't trust anyone around me," another fan wrote. "I cried so much because I felt like I wasn't enough, and I only felt loved by YOU, monster family. I still feel like this a lot of times. People think I'm happy because I always smile, but they have no idea of how much I cry in my room at nights and I feel so lonely."

Gaga warns her fans, whom she calls her "little monsters," not to "look for kindness in critics, go where you know the gold is. Here, in our hearts."

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