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Lady Gaga trying to inspire more acceptance

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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

"Born This Way" started as Lady Gaga's anthem to inspire bravery. Now with a single tweet, she's sent an even stronger message about acceptance.

After being criticized for a 25 pound weight gain, 26-year-old Gaga tweeted an almost nude picture of herself admitting that she's been struggling with bulimia and anorexia since she was 15.

Now on her "Little Monsters" website, she asking fans to join her "Body Revolution", and they are posting very revealing pictures exposing their flaws.

"Obese children are 63 percent more likely to be bullied than their normal weight peers," said Dr. Marlene Seltzer.

She runs Beaumont Children's Hospitals' anti-bullying program and is impressed by Lady Gaga.

"She's really trying to create a community of acceptance. We hold women, especially, but men and women up to a standard that's quite impossible for most people to achieve, and what she's really conveying is you can love yourself and accept yourself for however you look," said Seltzer.

While Gaga is getting much support, not everyone is comfortable with the nearly naked, unretouched photos.

"I think she does it in a very, very outrageous way, but I guess it sends a good message," said one woman.

"I think that photo in particular is inappropriate. You can't set an example dressing like this. This is not an example that you want to set for young fans," another woman remarked.

There is a fine line between encouraging acceptance and preaching good health. Dr. Seltzer said the message should be clear.

"I want you to be healthy. I want you to eat healthy. I want you to be physically active, so you'll feel better, you'll have better long term health. The focus really has to be on health not just appearance," she said.

What do you think? Does Lady Gaga's "Body Revolution" send a good message? Post your comments below.

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