he controversy: Though no stranger to outrageous spectacle, Lady Gaga is apparently taken aback by an ice-cream shop that's selling human breast milk under her name. The pop star has threatened to file a lawsuit against The Icecreamists, a London confectioner which sells "Baby Gaga" ice cream — a frozen mix of vanilla pods, lemon zest, and breast milk — in cocktail glasses for about $22 a serving (delivered by a waitress wearing a Gaga-inspired costume). Local food inspectors had recently banned the delicacy, citing health concerns, but quickly reversed their decision. In an irony-tinged cease-and-desist letter, Gaga's lawyers called the stunt flavor "deliberately provocative and, to many people, nausea-inducing."
The reaction: Gaga is "acting like a big baby who is crying over spilled breast milk," says The Icecreamists owner Matt O'Connor, as quoted by the New York Post. "And this is coming from the woman who wears the flesh of rotting cows as an awards-show gown." Shockingly, Lady Gaga is offended by something everyone else is offended by, says Megan Gibson at TIME. "Stars! They're just like us." On the other hand, anyone who has to sue an ice-cream parlor for sullying their name is "not really like us at all."
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