Aw, how cute! Lady Gaga surprised three bullied teens with an impromptu performance during her appearance at Harvard University last month to launch her Born This Way Foundation. Watch the teens squeal with delight and she a-cappellas a few lines from “Born This Way.”
Mother Monster also revealed to O that she’s taking a vow of silence of sorts. Said the Gagster:
“Other than this interview, Oprah, I don’t intend to speak to anyone for a very long time. I have to shut out the noise… The latest thing I do is I don’t read a damn thing. No press, no television. If my mom calls and says, ‘Did you hear about?’ I don’t want to know nothing about anything that is going on in relation to music. I shut it all off.”
A part of the interview we were less jazzed about was one where she claimed to have been so bullied that she felt “scarred” and “worthless.” I get that she wants to sympathize with her cause, but she should still be honest about the fact that she wasn’t really different from most of the girls in her tony Upper West Side Catholic high school.
“There really is no difference between the bully and the victim,” Gaga said. “I would like to do a psychological autopsy on as many bullies and victims as possible … How do we understand what breeds hatred, what breeds anger?
She added, “All the praise you receive, something inside of you is scarred by those experiences. … Sometimes I feel worthless.”
The NYU drop-out certainly has a flair for the dramatic, yes, but let’s keep it real when it comes to bullying. It lessens the very real struggle that so many of our gay teens face everyday when a well-off white girl complains about maliciously not being invited to parties.