The Ghost of Gaga: ‘Slut’ Comment May Keep Appointment Off CUNY Board

Pregnant teens and Lady Gaga spell trouble for James Molinaro

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Gov. Cuomo’s nomination for CUNY’s Board of Trustees has a bad romance with state Democrats.

James Molinaro’s appointment is being held up by enraged Dems, who cite the former Staten Island borough president’s “slut-shaming” of pop star Lady Gaga in 2012.

“There’s Gaga. Here’s this … this … I would call her a slut. This slut is influencing many, many children,” Molinaro said at a Staten Island substance abuse program. “To me, she’s not an actress, she’s a slut … in the pure meaning of the word.”

Molinaro, 83, hounded Gaga’s marijuana use at an Amsterdam concert in 2012.

“We have to understand that there’s a tremendous influence with our youth, which I didn’t have as a youth. And there’s the influence right there,” he said, pointing to photos from Gaga’s tour. “Stop glorifying the drug use.”

Molinaro’s views on the singer and his commitment to cutting tax funds for teen moms have him in hot water with many state legistators, including Manhattan Sen. Liz Krueger, the New York Post reports.

Yet even with this opposition and repeated delay of Molinaro’s confirmation hearing, sources told the Post that Cuomo has enough support to push his nomination through.

Molinaro defended his statements. “I am what I am,” he said.

Talk about a prime “Poker Face.”