Lady Gaga’s candid discussion of her rape at 19 wasn’t just a weight off her chest; it profoundly affected fans who had been through the same horrific experience as the singer. They took to twitter to applaud her bravery and thank her for her important words.
During the TimesTalks series, while speaking about the song she penned for a documentary about campus rapes, Lady Gaga explained her own connection to the film. Gaga was raped at 19, and it changed her life. And those words really hit home for some of her fans, who thanked her on Twitter for speaking out about such an important topic. Click through to see their tweets!
Gaga penned the song “Til It Happens to You” for the The Hunting Ground, a new documentary that explores the gruesome situation occurring on hundreds of colleges across the United States: rape. Gaga explained that she thought those viewing the documentary would want someone singing the song who shared their same experiences, who underwent the same abuse.
She didn’t tell anyone about her rape for seven years, and only found the fortitude to realize it wasn’t her fault, and that it wouldn’t define her, years later. Her candid words struck a chord with fans who knew exactly what she went through, unfortunately. Grab her amazing album with Tony Bennett RIGHT HERE!
It’s absolutely awful that so many of Gaga’s fans know what it’s like to be in her shoes. But it’s not surprising. One in four women in the United States has been raped at some point in their lives. Think about that figure. Her followers are right; Gaga is incredibly brave to speak up about what happened to her. And she’s right, too! This tragic experience does not define her!
HollywoodLifers, were you moved by these fans’ tweets to Gaga? Tell us in the comments!