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Lady Gaga Confuses Mariachi Festival for Chicago Pride Parade

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    Pop singer Lady Gaga posted a photo to Instagram with a caption that said she was watching the Chicago pride events Sunday, but her photo actually showed the Chicago Mariachi and Folklorico Festival. (Published Monday, June 29, 2015)

    Lady Gaga isn’t afraid show her pride for gay rights...and apparently mariachi dancers.

    Gaga, who has been a vocal supporter of gay rights, posted a photo on Instagram Sunday of herself with “Gay Pride” written in red on her chest and stomach while she stood on the balcony of a Chicago apartment.

    “Watching over Chicago Pride from my apartment and smiling so big,” the caption read. “So many happy people. Happy pride!!”

    The post quickly gathered more than 200,000 likes, but viewers started pointing out a problem with the image.

    The balcony Gaga was on overlooks the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, which was nowhere near Chicago’s Pride Parade route. Instead, the park was filled with people celebrating the Chicago Mariachi and Folklorico Festival.

    The Mariachi Heritage Foundation, which hosted the Chicago festival, shared the photo on their Facebook page Monday.

    “Lady Gaga shares a photo yesterday overlooking the Mariachi & Folklorico Festival at Millennium Park from her hotel room, thinking it was Chicago's Pride Fest!” the post read. “’So many people’ she says! Thank you again for helping us make history! ‪#‎GagaHasMariachiPride‬.”

     

    Lady Gaga shares a photo yesterday overlooking the Mariachi & Folklorico Festival at Millennium Park from her hotel...

    Posted by Mariachi Heritage Foundation on Monday, June 29, 2015

    The Chicago Pride Parade ran through the city’s Uptown and Lakeview neighborhoods Sunday. An estimated 1 million people attended the annual event.

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