Lady Gaga, a longtime supporter of the LGBT community, angrily refuted criticism that she's "using" her fans to boost record sales. In an interview with The Advocate, Gaga admitted she's a member of the LGBT community, specifically "the B letter", and said, "My love for my gay fans is just pure, authentic love for them as supporters of me from the beginning, and me feeling connected to their struggles as someone who is a part of their fight."

She added, "To say that I would use the gay community to sell records is probably one of the most ridiculous statements anyone can make about me as a person. I would say the top thing I think about every single day of my life, other than my fans, loving the music, and my family being healthy, is social justice and equality."