Baby, you were born this way. And [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Lady Gaga[/lastfm] is here to remind you with her video for WeStopHate.org that no matter what the haters say, you are fabulous the way you are.
[pullquote quote=”Building teen esteem is one of the most important things that we young people should focus on right now.” credit=”Lady Gaga”]After the heartbreaking suicide of 14-year-old Jamie Rodemeyer because of vicious bullying, Lady Gaga tweeted that she was going to meet President Obama to discuss her concerns with bullying in America.
A young woman, Emily-Anne Rigal of WeStopHate.org, reached out to Lady Gaga to record a video for her site dedicated to “building teen esteem.”
[photogallerylink id=43982 align=right]In her video, Gaga said, “Building teen esteem is one of the most important things that we young people should focus on right now…In light of Jamie Rodenmeyer’s death, I encourage everyone all over the world to come visit WeStopHate.org and learn about how we can combat bullying and the obstacles that young people experience every day.”
In a world of pervasive social media, the old adage “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me” doesn’t seem to be such a booster to self-confidence any longer. Victims of bullying have a harder time escaping the constant assault of their attackers.
Lady Gaga’s very public message for tolerance and compassion is a necessity in today’s world full of snark and haters.
Mother Monster has a point. Take a stand. Be different. Be nice.