Lady Gaga has thanked fans for their understanding of the "meaning of beauty and compassion" after supporting her during her 25 pound weight gain.
The star was quick to send to her fans, also known as the "little monsters", a tweet of gratitude.
She said: "Thank to my fans who love me no matter what, and know the meaning of real beauty and compassion. I really love you."
The Poker Face star then went on to post a picture of the curvaceous beauty Marilyn Monroe on her account, which was captioned: "To all the girls that think you're ugly because you're not a size 0, you're the beautiful one. It's society who's ugly."
The star also told radio host Elvis Duran: "I'm dieting right now, because I gained, like, 25 pounds."
She added: "And you know I really don't feel bad about it, not even for a second. I have to be on such a strict diet constantly.
"It's hard because it's a quite vigorous show, so I tend to bulk up, get muscular, and I really don't like that. So I'm trying to find a new balance."
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