he Hong Kong protests have evidently cost Lady Gaga one of her biggest Chinese fans.
On Monday, the creator of a Weibo account with more than 11,000 followers named “LadyGagaChinaOfficial” deleted five years worth of posts and published a lengthy note explaining why she had finally turned on her once favorite singer.
The super fan wrote that she had been obsessed with Gaga for the past eight years and during that time had managed to overlook the American star’s previous “transgressions” — like meeting three times with the Dalai Lama and listing Taiwan, Macau, and Hong Kong as “countries” on her website — by telling herself that Gaga was simply “careless” and/or “misinformed.”
However, the last straw was broken over the weekend when a screenshot went viral showing that Gaga had started following a Hong Kong activist on Instagram. At the time, the activist, Emily Ho, had only 43 followers. Her account has since gone private and her Twitter account deleted.
“Although my eight-year attachment with Gaga was deep, China’s national interests are more important than anything else,” the fan wrote. “As a Chinese, especially one from the mainland, I can guarantee that my conscience is clear.”