Lady Gaga Speaks Out Against Donald Trump: "I Applaud These Women"
Lady Gaga has joined the chorus of those in the music industry who have spoken out against Trump, saying that she “applauds” women who come forward with rape allegations. The singer has personal experience in the matter, as she was raped at 19.
The pop star took to Twitter following multiple allegations from various women that the controversial Republican candidate had been inappropriate with them in the 1980s. Trump supporters have vehemently denied the allegations against him, but Billboard reports that Anderson Cooper’s 360 program has further exposed some of the allegations.
Gaga tweeted, “Check out&trend #WhyWomenDontReport to have a better understanding. For me, it was like living it all over again. I applaud these women.”
Check out&trend #WhyWomenDontReport to have a better understanding. For me, it was like re-living it all over again. I applaud these women.
— JOANNE (@ladygaga) October 14, 2016
She had also released a tweet that dissed Trump for referred to his inappropriate sexual innuendoes as “locker room talk.” “Thank you to the panelists at @AC360 for explaining why women are coming forward now: because Trumps words @ debate sent abused women into a panic.”
Thanku to the panelists @AC360 for explaining why women are coming forward now: because Trumps words @ debate sent abused women into a panic — JOANNE (@ladygaga) October 14, 2016
The pop star has been an advocate for rape victims through her nonprofit work. She also released a widely buzzed about her Oscar-winning song “Til’ It Happens To You,” which was featured in the documentary about campus rape, The Hunting Ground.
She went on to praise Michelle Obama for a speech in New Hampshire this past Thursday (Oct. 13) where she spoke out against Trump.
— JOANNE (@ladygaga) October 13, 2016
“@FLOTUS watching you speak on @CNN in New Hampshire in tears. You are a true role model and leader,” she wrote.
The pop star's new album, Joanne, is slated for release on Oct. 21.