Lady Gaga’s Anti-Bullying Campaign Reaches Brazil After Teen’s Tragic Death
Lady Gaga’s campaign to stop bullying has managed to spread all the way to Brazil, with the singer meeting up with fans who have been supporting her movement in the country.
The ‘Born This Way’ hitmaker started the campaign last year after being touched by the tragic death of a fan, who wrote her message before taking his own life. Before her concert yesterday in Porto Alegro, Brazil, Gaga arranged a meet and greet with fans who have been inspired by her stance against bullying and even had t-shirts made with her “bullying is for losers” slogan.
On September 18, 2011, Gaga fan Jamey Rodemeyer wrote a message to the pop icon on Twitter shortly before taking his life at the age of 14.
“Bye mother monster, thank you for all you have done, paws up forever,” Rodemeyer tweeted. He also wrote lyrics from Gaga’s song ‘The Queen’ on his Facebook page: “Don’t forget me when I come crying to heaven’s door.”
Following his untimely death, Gaga made embarked on a mission to put a stop to the abuse and help youngsters affected by bullying.
“Jamey Rodemeyer, 14 yrs old, took his life because of bullying. Bullying must become illegal. It is a hate crime,” Gaga tweeted after Rodemeyer’s passing.
“The past days I’ve spent reflecting, crying, and yelling,” she continued. “I have so much anger. It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someone’s life.”
“I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it. Trend it #MakeALawForJamey,’ she continued.
The 26-year-old has made progress with her campaign, even teaming up with Oprah Winfrey last year to launch her Born This Way Foundation at Harvard.
The ‘You & I’ singer is currently in the midst of her ‘Born This Way Ball’ tour and will be heading to Argentina later this week.