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09/25/2012 11:44 am ET Updated Sep 26, 2012

James Molinaro Calls Lady Gaga A 'Slut': Staten Island Borough President Denounces Singer For Marijuana Smoking

Staten Island Borough President James Molinaro made derogatory remarks towards Lady Gaga Monday, denouncing the singer as a "slut."

The Staten Island Advance reports Molinaro was speaking at an anti-drug initiative when he suggested Lady Gaga sets a negative example for young people:

Stop glorifying the drug use. There's Gaga. Here's this... this... I would call her a slut. This slut is influencing many, many children ... and it's right to do. It's fine, it's part of it."

He added his two young nieces love the singer and said, "To me, she's not an actress, she's a slut ... in the pure meaning of the word."

Molinaro was pointing to a photo of Gaga at a performance in Amsterdam, when the singer lit a joint on stage and praised marijuana as "wondrous." She also credited marijuana for helping her spiritually, and helping her cut down on drinking.

Molinaro lost a son to a drug overdose in 2006.

This isn't Molinaro's first display of offensive words. In 2011, the politician was being interviewed about how Staten Island was dealing with the snowstorm, when he unknowingly dropped some angry, foul language into the mic.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article had some instances where Molinaro's last name was incorrectly referred to as Molinero. We regret the errors.

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