Is Lady Gaga a Hero or Is Her Recent Admission of a Traumatic Past Just To Sell Music? (VIDEO)
For die hard Gaga fans, this is not the first time that we heard about the traumatic experience that she had at the age of 19. The first mention of it came during an interview with Howard Stern. If you ever listen to Stern then you know that he knows how to get the most personal information out of people. Gaga was no exception.
Back in 2013, she had a song called Swine. This song was about rape and on Howard Stern’s XM radio show she explained everything behind the lyrics, which up until that moment, appeared to be just another weird Lady Gaga bit. Gaga explained,
The song is about rape. The song is about demoralization. The song is about rage and fury and passion. I had a lot of pain I wanted to release.
She also explained how she felt after the rape,
I went to Catholic school and then all this crazy stuff happened and I was going, ‘Oh is this just the way adults are?’
When these allegations first came out, they were not taken that seriously. She spoke to the act so flippantly it was almost dismissed as a media ploy to sell more albums. Here is a very good breakdown of what we were all thinking at the time, The Young Turks did a great job of capturing the confusing sentiment of her fans and he media.
As you can see…we didn’t know what to believe.
Fast forward to 2015. Very close to the same scenario (with a song being released) however this time, it appears she’s has the right platform, the right song and people are now taking notice. The whole thing is being treated with the severity that a rape deserves.
THE HUNTING GROUND
The Hunting Ground is a long overdue documentary about sexual assault on college campuses. Gaga teamed up with Diane Warren and recorded a new song called “Till It Happens to You”. This time people are not second guessing Gaga, but instead embracing her for her courage to put herself in an uncomfortable place and speak again about the incident. Gaga said that she was extremely emotional while recording the song,
Diane will tell you, it was really hard for me when (the song) came out. I was really stressed out about it. Every time I listen to it, I cry. Every time I get a text about it, I always feel sick. It’s like this thing you don’t want to face. But because she wanted to face it with me, it reminded me of what the song is for.
These comments came during a NY Times Talks panel discussion held last week. Much different than the Howard Stern show where her interview was more than likely sandwiched between questions about positions, bowel movements and boobs.
We have the entire panel discussion here as I think for those who have been raped it’s important to hear what she has to say. I might have not fully believed her before, but I think she is legit and hopefully will help others come forward and talk about their experiences and more importantly help put some people behind bars where they belong.
Watch below….what do you think, is Gaga’s story real?