Lady Gaga Met With Obama to Talk About Bullying

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    Sep 26, 2011 3:51 PM GMT
    For exactly 2 minutes or something...

    Every little bit helps.

    Together we can accomplish much.

  • SwimBIkeRun94...

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    Sep 26, 2011 4:09 PM GMT
    An admirable thing to do on Lady Gaga's part, but the President could care less.

    His priority for the next year is to get re-elected.

    Little does Lady Gaga know, she already possesses more influence (and respect, arguably) than the POTUS.

    I believe if she focused on delivering her message herself, things would happen a lot more quickly than if she just begged the President.

  • dhinkansas

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    Sep 26, 2011 8:26 PM GMT
    It's a good thought behind the gesture, but ultimately, what is the President supposed to do about it? It starts at the local level, and until schools stop closing their eyes to bullying, nothing will change.

    And, a lot of it depends on the individual involved. Probably every person on this site was bullies as a teenage boy. Yes, it was terrible and mean and I never understood it and it made the high school experience miserable. But to take my own life based on the ignorance of others never crossed my mind.

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    Sep 26, 2011 8:29 PM GMT
    Of course the president won't do anything about it, but Lady Gaga's influence and the media message of their meeting will keep the dialogue going. Maybe Michelle Obama will call for action in schools or something though...
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    Sep 26, 2011 8:44 PM GMT
    These appearances of Lady Gaga and Obama and whoever for such tragedies has always been somewhat funny to me. It's America, it's all about keeping up appearances and saying right things on the camera. "Anti bullying campaign"....What? Are you gonna go to each student in America and tell him don't bully? No.
    America needs to change it's morale, it's principles and become less shallow. Americans are bombarded, more than any other nation, with media about what's hot and what's not. What is cool and what isn't. Who wore what at last night's yet another event. Who is weird, who is awkward.
    People see and feel that and then they spread those "opinions" around.
    Of course add a touch of hate and fear and you've got a typical american teenager.

    To stop bullying, America will have to go a lot deeper into their damaged minds, than just saying "don't do that" on TV.

    P.S.: sorry if i offended anyone, i love gaga, i think obama's cool and thank you for all the music and movies ^_^