Gaga explained on the site, "My mother and I created the BORN THIS WAY FOUNDATION for one reason: to inspire bravery. This profile is an extension of that dream. Be brave and celebrate with us your 'perceived flaws,' as society tells us. May we make our flaws famous, and thus redefine the heinous."
She encouraged fans to post their own photos and uploaded a few of her own, including the pic in the bra and panties. In one image, Gaga poses in a thong, with a caption that reads, “BREED some M$therf**king COMPASSION."
Following the hubbub last week over her 25-pound weight gain, Gaga tweeted a quote from Marilyn Monroe. "To all the girls who think you're ugly because you're not a size 0, you're the beautiful ones. It's society who's ugly."
She added, "Thank you to my fans who love me no matter what and know the meaning of real beauty and compassion. I really love you."