Lady Gaga Means Business: Wants Bullying To Be Illegal, Plans To Meet With President Obama
Jamey Rodemeyer, the gay 14-year-old who committed suicide, was a big fan of Lady Gaga. And the news of his death has, according to Twitter, affected the performer so deeply that she intends to push for an anti-bullying law in the teenager’s name.
Yesterday, the pop singer tweeted the following, along with a link to his “It Gets Better” Video” :
She also asserts that she is meeting with “our President” and has created the hashtag #MakeALawForJamey which appears to be catching on. MTV News reports that at present, a spokesperson for the White House cannot confirm that President Obama has officially scheduled a time to meet with the singer.
Needless to say, Lady Gaga has become a source of solace and strength for a growing number of LGBTQ youth, particularly those who face bullying and hostility. Although very outspoken about queer rights, pledging to make bullying a hate crime is quite a step beyond composing empowering LGBTQ pop songs like “Born This Way.”
Regardless of what efforts the pop star makes in her anti-bullying quest, Rodemeyer’s mother plans to have her son buried this Saturday in a “Born This Way” t-shirt.