Singer sends a personal message to Canadian student for campaigning against discrimination
A video showing Lady Gaga recording a personal message in support of an anti-bullying campaign has surfaced online.
The singer sent the clip to a 17-year-old fan who has been lobbying against bullying at a school in Canada. Scroll down and click below to view the film.
In the video, Gaga told Etobicoke School Of The Arts pupil Jacques St Pierre:
I just wanted to tell you how proud I am of you for being such a strong advocate of the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender] community in your school.
She added: “My father always saves all the fan letters that I receive and I read yours very recently and wanted to send this video to you.
“It is important that we spread tolerance and equality for all students.”
Jacques said he had been bullied in elementary school, when fellow pupils called him gay for wanting to take part in school plays so he started a campaign to raise awareness of bullying.
Earlier this year, Gaga lobbied President Obama over the issue after 14-year-old US student Jamey Rodemeyer, took his own life after being taunted at school.
She also recently announced the formation of a non-profit organisation to tackle issues of bullying and abandonment.