The self-appointed queen of gay culture has offended fans she claims to represent. Is it a sign that her star is on the wane?

This article titled “The Lady Gaga backlash begins” was written by Dan Martin, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 20th April 2011 09.55 UTC

Have we reached a tipping point in the Lady Gaga saga? In the week that the singer graces the cover of NME for the first time, a backlash has already gathered steam in the gay community.

Among her supposed heartland of gay men, there’s growing evidence of fans starting to turn on her – many of whom feel she has no right to declare herself as the ambassador of “queer culture”.

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