Though we read our fair share of celebrity tweets about politics, it’s not every day that the tables turn. Gaga, however, has a way of making impressions that even White House tweeters can’t resist.
“Yesterday, @ladygaga visited the White House to talk about putting an end to bullying,” the President Obama’s 2012 campaign staff tweeted, issued in tandem with a White House blog post recapping the meeting. The shout out serves as welcome assurance that the administration is paying attention to the severity of youth bullying and the urgent need to cultivate a culture of kindness, compassion, inclusion and diversity.
We know pop culture is rising to the occasion; just look at the big names who made big noise on behalf of viral video inspiration Jonah Meyers. We also know young people — like Gaga’s sister in action, We Stop Hate founder Emily-Anne Rigal — are fighting the good fight. Will Washington make anti-bullying initiatives a priority, too? If Gaga and her Born This Way Foundation have any say in it, you’d better believe it.
Check out MTV News’ video below on Gaga answering what she would do if she was President for a day.
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