Lady Gaga posted the above photo today on Twitter and LittleMonsters.com in response to the criticism she has been receiving recently after appearing in Amsterdam sporting a curvier figure.

The pop star tweeted, "join A BODY REVOLUTION" with a link to the photo on her site. The photo itself had the caption, "Bulimia and anorexia since I was 15."

Lady Gaga admitted she gained around 25 pounds recently in a radio interview before her European tour. However, the admission was lighthearted at the time; she blamed the weight gain on her father's Italian cooking.

Dozens of fans have since left comments on the website of encouragement and stories of similar battles against eating disorders.