Lady Gaga’s Father Solicits Public Help To Pay Staff’s Salary
Lady Gaga’s father has been slammed for creating a GoFundMe page to pay staff at the restaurant he co-owns with the pop star, as COVID-19 forced layoffs as reported by The Daily Mail.
Joe was criticised on social media for asking the public to pay the wages of employees at his New York business Joanne Trattoria after he revealed on social media he was forced to let 30 of them go due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In a since-deleted tweet, Joe wrote:
I’m doing the best I can but we had to close Joanne for the month. Our staff needs some help financially. Any help for our employees will be appreciated.
Lady Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta reportedly had ‘no idea’ her father Joe Germanotta made the public plea for $50,000.
However, following the backlash, Joe has taken down the GoFundMe page and sources have now said Gaga, was not aware of her father’s decision to publicly ask for money. This backlash came on Lady Gaga’s 34th birthday.
According to an insider:
She had no idea he was doing that and that idea would have been shot down before he even finished bringing it up, and the worst part is, it’s her birthday. Neither she nor [mom] Cynthia would ever let that happen. It was him acting on his own, unfortunately, really bad impulse. It was a stupid embarrassing mistake. He saw other people getting into the spirit of giving and generosity and somehow thought that applied here. It had more to do with the spirit than a belief that he needed or deserved financial help to pass on to his employees. He was acting on impulse.
Lady Gaga is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and this adds to more to the reason her father is being slammed.