Singer speaks out after New York teenager commits suicide following bullying taunts over his sexuality
Lady Gaga has said she wants to meet US President Barack Obama about her concerns over bullying after a 14-year-old boy committed suicide in New York.
The singer, who is scheduled to attend a fundraising event next week on the West Coast, has called for a private meeting with the US leader after the death of Jamey Rodemeyer. The late teenager posted videos about being taunted in school hallways and receiving threatening messages online about his sexuality before his death.
I am meeting with our president. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it.
A Democratic official said she plans to attend the forthcoming fundraiser but no private meeting has been scheduled.
“The past days I’ve spent reflecting, crying, and yelling, I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someones life,” Gaga added.
The outspoken singer has in the past rallied against the American military’s ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ campaign which banned members of the US armed forces for being openly gay. She was recently nominated for six MTV Europe Music Awards, including Best Video for ‘Born This Way’ and Best Female. Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Kings Of Leon and My Chemical Romance are also up for several gongs at the forthcoming ceremony at Belfast‘s Odyssey Arena on November 6.