In response to an interview where she was quoted as using the word "retarded", Lady GaGa has sent PerezHilton.com the following statement.
"I consider it part of my life's work and music to push the boundaries of love and acceptance.
My apologies for not speaking thoughtfully. To anyone that was hurt, please know that it was furiously unintentional.
An honest mistake, requires honesty to make.
"Whether life's disabilities, left you outcast bullied or teased, rejoice and love yourself today." - Lady GaGa