In the wake of the Sandy Hook Shooting in Newtown, Conn. last month, Lady Gaga's choice to wear a gun bra seems like a poor and thoughtless decision as she kicked off the North American leg of her Born This Way Ball over the weekend. The folks at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence have lashed out at the Mother Monster for what they perceive as her insensitive stage costume.

Gaga's gun bra has long been a part of her production and her show. She even wore a version of it on the cover of Rolling Stone once. For what it's worth, Gaga uses the gun bra to show the power of her womanhood, not as an instrument of violence.

Ladd Everitt, a spokesperson for the group, said, "What is the point of this gun porn? It’s no different than a guy who poses with an assault rifle to look tough or send out a political message. You’d hope Lady Gaga would have a better sense of judgement. We would ask her to consider the influence she wields over many people and to use that power responsibly."

Labeling her prop bra as "gun porn" is an interesting choice. It's also worth mentioning that Gaga is doing her part to use her fame and influence in a responsible fashion, thanks to the Born Brave Bus, which is set up in the parking lot as a mobile mental health facility that offers free support to those who need it, in an effort destigmatize the need to seek help.

PopCrushers, do you think Gaga's gun bra sends a bad message about gun violence?

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