Lady Gaga has thrown a couple of remarkable performances in the past few months.
During the 88th Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre, Gaga performed her Oscar nominated song “Till It Happens,” which is from this year’s powerful campus-rape documentary, “The Hunting Ground”.
The 29-year-old Gaga, revealed in 2014 that she was raped as a teenager in an interview with Howard Stern. Thus, being a survivor of sexual assault herself, she gave a powerful message to end rape culture at the Oscars this year.
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Vice President, Joe Biden welcomed the “Bad Romance” singer on stage during the ceremony, amidst applause from the audience. What moved, yet haunted, onlookers was that at the close, the backstage opened to show a group of women and men— survivors of college campus rape—walk forward to give emotional support to the emotional singer.
"It's such an important song to me," Lady Gaga said on the red carpet. "One in five women will be raped before the time they finish college; one in 20 men will be raped before the time they finish their schooling at their university. It's something that is deeply connected to my heart. I am myself a survivor; Diane Warren is herself a survivor of sexual violence, and we are here tonight and very grateful to the Academy for giving us this world stage to reward survivors for being brave and coming forward."
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Earlier, Gaga also tweeted in support for Kesha, who came out against the abusing of Dr Luke, in her Sony court battle.
.@kesharose I'll be thinking of u 2nite. This is not over we'll stand by u until you are free to live a HAPPY life. Everyone deserves that.— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) February 28, 2016
In response, Kesha showed her gratitude posting the following picture.