Main Profile

At A Glance

Lady Gaga Wants Anti-Bullying Law

Learn guitar chords for FREE through our new game Chord Master: http://bit.ly/ChordMasterYT After Jamey Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old boy and maker of a viral "It Gets Better" video, took his own life Sunday after years of bullying, many mourned his death by rallying to his cause. Among those springing to action is none other than his role model and idol Lady Gaga. Rodemeyer, a high school freshman in Buffalo, NY, was endlessly taunted by his male peers for being gay. "Jamey Rodemeyer, 14 yrs old, took his life because of bullying," Lady Gaga tweeted on Wednesday. "Bullying must become be illegal. It is a hate crime." Minutes later, she continued her call to action. "I am meeting with our President," she tweeted. "I will not stop fighting. This must end. Our generation has the power to end it. Trend it #MakeALawForJamey" Since then, hundreds have poured out their support through Twitter. President Barack Obama, who has made his own "It Gets Better" video, is attending this year's second annual Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit this week in Washington D.C. to discuss state and local commitments to preventing bullying. It is unclear if this is where Gaga intends to speak with him. Jamey's mother, Tracy Rodemeyer said, "For a young kid of 14 and a half, he had a big message, a huge message, that shouldn't even have to be a message. It should just be common decency to not make people feel worthless and useless on this planet." Tracy Rodemeyer told CBS News she will bury her son Saturday in a Lady Gaga t-shirt. It reads "Born This Way." http://twitter.com/#!/ladygaga http://music-mix.ew.com/2011/09/22/lady-gaga-suicide-teenager-obama-jamey-rodemeyer/ http://www.eonline.com/news/lady_gaga_full_of_anger_vows_meet_with/265427 http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/09/22/2011-09-22_lady_gaga_wants_to_meet_president_obama_to_discuss_bullying_after_gay_teens_suic.html http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/22/earlyshow/living/parenting/main20110002.shtml http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/22/lady-gaga-vows-to-make-bu_n_975852.html http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/10/21/president-obama-it-gets-better
Length: 01:25

Contact

Questions about Lady Gaga Wants Anti-Bullying Law

Want more info about Lady Gaga Wants Anti-Bullying Law? Get free advice from education experts and Noodle community members.

  • Answer

Ask a New Question