Reasons Lady Gaga Deserves An Applause
Start writing a post
Entertainment

6 Times Lady Gaga Was The Unapologetic Activist The World Needed

Lady Gaga deserves a round of applause for being the type of person this world needs more of.

5252
https://www.facebook.com/thejnexperience/photos/basw.AbpFcFmfYwoHdK9_KnF4Dp2q342wC0WaUhNVYK9X5hfmfoqMRuLGRpG_XaT6Uxwht9BM9IZ9aiL1uxWBEn9iFPXkXPZTnPOQK_xgrKPGreGarIsMJTFf3ATLmRL6aNlvutVhWW1DZkOFBnxo_osEFJmxiCjXJpW8j-1pIYC5DJX2Sg.10156942529599574.10154167132734574.577573492332529.10156842864964574.1309335265795428.10154793507401350.10156908786669574.1725502017536294.10155157397809574/1309335265795428/?type=1&opaqueCursor=Abq1N1jJBO6B-ZE_pQbF47Lu4qxfuPsmlN10tFSrbh0mf5bG4UhAGqdQ63w8zR9EzSYhw0tnm2FycJhlyHsYBN8AwO01ym_8pi7Z1EgDWC5MgUKCBBJLHbfId3021ws8A2La7BoxsCcBtttsMXx3lVg3bk2Y0X5YnIrQvsTdNTlDu-nfMweak9mU3I3rrRa-8L61eycI0fR-btMq0exrY4MCXiruWKPQ4y5jlfWf5y0Zt8TJzmI7kvD3WtcmM2nPDmT8M5rEYBrR3Wn5ilV0XTbhEOHatkfEZ_yBFQxiMtTk2d29sxBbHX1iLXfDMU-G5aOe3pW2aS9MB9xx0gto5sH-FCIdKVB65hkhw-pS3WvXLNWxDVqpymdsW_hbNkjhp6K_bwT_PEA1DM1_lMhPqXOW1u1dKZUh-vdZYStiiWX5BoADIr7dUKQzMDPqNIB-Gs1jjWW82MhkLR22H2I0Z5hGhQtTXTA9ztpx7xFt2IShBjNUNbl2g6flm_R_mI0FyhUg0bzz4I1rzBaP2y0v0s0SbYMqG9gHuEqswQttLUg7NJGCVuFeqfXPOpqt065jJM08B-rQEoJx6m58H6FvZSZLmPdq72nWTWFHWFhnEeWcGts_fn8ZIb8d3YDZzmJfF04FNoj59uZXFzq4U79G0rDk9Rcc8I9IaxpsLM3sIWQD_w&theater

Lady Gaga is innovative, analytical, and endlessly influential. Her artistic choices may be controversial to some, but Gaga embraces her true self and encourages others to live authentically and stand up for the things they believe in. Her talent is incredible, but what she does with her fame in the spotlight is even more admirable and proves that she surpasses the title of performer and has become a political symbol of acceptance, self-love, and social change. Here are some of the many reasons why Gaga is the unapologetic activist the world needs more of.

1. She launched the Born This Way Foundation to encourage youth to live as their authentic selves.

Not only does Gaga speak openly about her own experiences with bullying and mental illness, but she also actively works to make the world a better place for young people who are struggling. The Born This Way Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making mental health resources widely available to young people and encouraging them to spread kindness in their communities. The goal of Gaga's foundation is to create a safe space for youth that will nourish them and encourage them to persist despite criticism and bullying in the world.

2. She has unrelentingly fought for LGBTQ equality throughout her career.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo44dRFg-rv/?hl=en&tag...

Gaga's meat dress was more than a bold fashion choice to grasp public eye. It was a powerful, eye-catching way to protest the implementation of the Don't Ask Don't Tell policy in the United States military. When explaining her outfit, Gaga said, "Equality is the prime rib of what we stand for as a nation. And I don't get to enjoy the greatest cut of meat my country has to offer. Shouldn't everyone deserve the right to wear the same meat dress as I do?" As someone who identifies as bisexual, Gaga says that the policy is backward. Those who don't accept gay people and are violent toward them should be punished because they are the root of the problem.

3. Gaga used her fame to raise money for charities across the country and encourage community service.

https://www.facebook.com/ladygaga/photos/bc.AbolEs...

Lady Gaga partnered with Virgin Mobile to offer free concert tickets to those who volunteered 8 hours of their time volunteering for homeless youth organizations. This raised more than $80,000 in proceeds to support homeless youth and generated 30,000 hours of community service for charities across the nation. Gaga has taken advantage of her large platform by using it to have a positive influence on the world and help those who need it most.

4. She and Joe Biden spoke about the It's On Us Campaign for sexual assault victims.

Sexual harassment is a hot topic these days, especially considering the recent #MeToo movement that has created a sense of community for sexual assault victims and perpetrated a zero tolerance attitude toward sexual assault. Gaga shared her own experience with sexual assault in the emotional song "'Til It Happens To You." She and Biden teamed together to create a PSA about sexual assault awareness. In their video, they said that it it's on us to advocate for victims when they aren't being believed and to reject rape culture in society.

5. She worked to raise money for Haiti hurricane relief.

https://www.facebook.com/today/photos/basw.Abr6dde...

In the wake of the Haiti earthquake, Lady Gaga donated all of her proceeds from the Monster Ball. It ended up totaling over $500,000 to provide aid to those in disastrous circumstances.

6. Lady Gaga is a symbol of feminism and advocates for feminist causes.

https://www.facebook.com/marcjacobsintl/photos/bas...

Gaga said, "We are not just objects to entertain the world. We are not members of a giant beauty pageant meant to be pit against one another for the pleasure of the public. We women in Hollywood, we are voices. We have deep thoughts and ideas and beliefs and values about the world and we have the power to speak and be heard and fight back when we are silenced."

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

71134
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

132924
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments