Lady Gaga Tweets To Protect Her Little Monsters From Protesters

Becky Bain | July 19, 2010 10:08 am

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church flocked outside Lady Gaga’s concert in St. Louis over the weekend, and Gaga took to Twitter to advise her fans how to handle the hateful anti-gay messages of the Kansas-based church while entering the venue to her show.

Here’s a screencap of all of Gaga’s tweets to her fans on how to challenge the “hateful organization” (compliments of Buzzfeed):

According to reports, only half a dozen protesters from the church showed up, clearly outnumbered by thousands of little monsters, many of them ignoring Gaga’s request to act as though the protesters weren’t even there—many brought their own signs and rainbow flags as a counter-protest. Take a look at this fan-made video of what went down outside the concert:

After the show, Gaga tweeted, “Tonight love and hate met in St. Louis. And love outnumbered the hate, in poetic thousands. Hate left. But love stayed. + Together, we sang.”

The Supreme Court will soon hear the case of Snyder v. Phelps to rule whether the Westboro Baptist Church (founded by Fred Phelps in the 50s) is protected under the First Amendment to spread their anti-gay messages by protesting at military funerals. Even if the Court rules in Snyder’s favor, it looks like church members can continue to spread as much hate as they want at Lady Gaga concerts.