LADY GAGA has taken the battle against bullying all the way to The White House, celebrity news has learned. The Mother Monster sashayed all the way down to Washington D.C. on Tuesday to fulfill her promise…. to make bullying illegal.
Yep, that’s right. Back in September, after the tragic suicide of “It Get’s Better” teen Jamey Rodemeyer, Lady Gaga vowed to take the fight against bullying—the very thing that took Jamey’s life—illegal. Gaga tweeted:
“Jamey Rodemeyer, 14 yrs old, took his life because of bullying. Bullying must become be illegal. It is a hate crime.”
“I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it. Trend it #MakeALawForJamey”
And of course, Gaga made good on her word. Earlier this week she went to The White House and met with President Barack Obama’s staffers to discuss the steps that the administration will be taking against bullying
Valeria Jarrett, President Obama’s Senior Advisor, wrote a blog about the meeting on The White House website. She writes:
“Lady Gaga is a source of strength for many young people who feel isolated and scared at their schools. Today, I had the opportunity to welcome her to the White House, where we discussed ways we could work together to make sure that no child comes under attack, regardless of his or her race, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other factor.”
One of the topics discussed was Gaga’s newest project, the Born This Way Foundation, which according to Jarrett’s blog will “explore ways to help change the culture, the policies, and the curriculum surrounding the safety of our children in school.”
“Lady Gaga has described this cause as a personal one – she has said that as a child, she was often picked on for being different. I am deeply moved by the way she has used her story, and her success, to inspire young people, and shine the spotlight on important issues.”
We applaud you for your drive and determination, Lady Gaga! Let’s all do our part in the fight against bullying by treating each other with love, courtesy and respect.
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