Lady Gaga's jacket draws Nazi comparisons from alt-right

Clinton campaign finale

Lady Gaga paid tribute to Michael Jackson on Monday night at Hillary Clinton’s final rally in Raleigh, North Carolina, by wearing the same jacket the pop icon wore on a 1990 visit to the White House. 

Gaga wore a black buttoned military jacket with a red armband, and the alt-right quickly compared her to a Nazi.

Prominent alt-right activist and author Mike Cernovich joked, “Lady GaGa comes out as alt-right. #ImVotingBecause.” He also took a poll asking his followers, “At tonight’s Hillary rally, does Gaga look more like a Nazi or a Satanist?”

The Drudge Report tweeted, “GAGA ‘NAZI’ FOR HILLARY.” 

Lady Gaga bought 55 pieces from Jackson’s wardrobe in 2012 and tweeted at the time, “The 55 pieces I collected today will be archived & expertly cared for in the spirit & love of Michael Jackson, his bravery, & fans worldwide.”

Actress Martha Plimpton tweeted a photo of Jackson wearing the same jacket during a White House visit with George Bush and called the tribute “moving.” 


Editor’s note: Tweets by comedian Tim Young and Free Beacon staff writer Stephen Gutowski have been removed from this article. Neither are associated with the alt-right.