I know of Lady Gaga and while she is not my favorite music artist, not because she is weird, but I’ve already lived through Madonna in the 80s, so I don’t feel I need another. Gaga has sort of tapped me on the shoulder and said to me I can do more, and she’s right.
Lady Gaga has a huge platform where she can just pull in the money and forget everyone by living in luxury, but that isn’t what she does. Instead she is giving back in a huge way.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) December 5, 2016
Gaga wants to continue using her voice for positive change around the world and in that desire, she might have Madonna beat these days.
From Fox San Antonio:
Pop star Lady Gaga has urged fans to embrace “love and kindness” because money will never bring happiness.
The “Bad Romance” hitmaker spoke from the heart as she met with a group of competition winners at London’s Westfield mall in Shepherd’s Bush on Thursday, and encouraged them not to focus on the more superficial things in life.
“Money has been put on a pedestal, beauty has been put on a pedestal, celebrity has been put on a pedestal,” she said, according to The Guardian.
“I have traveled the world and seen the happiest people in the poorest parts of the world. Their values are intact. In the richest homes I meet the saddest and most depressed people.“
Gaga shared her words of advice during an intimate performance on the rooftop of the shopping mall to mark the launch of the venue’s Christmas events.
The singer, who has used her platform to campaign extensively against bullying and discrimination, particularly for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, also expressed her desire to continue using her voice to do good in the hopes of triggering positive change around the world.
Speaking before the gig, she told the BBC, “I’m sure there’s many people who would say ‘Lady Gaga’s not (a) role model. Did you see this performance? Did you see that performance?’ But the truth is that when I was younger… I didn’t quite understand the amount of attention that I had (or) the amount of people that would listen to me.
“I am older now and I am aware of my voice in the world and I want to be as much of a role model as I can be through my music as well as my performance.”
Watch Gaga explain what she means in the video below.
You can never judge a book by it’s cover now can you? I might have to give her another look next year. Hey, I have to take my time before committing to following a music star, but she did step it up a notch.
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h/t – Fox San Antonio