Lady Gaga at the White House
Singer Lady Gaga, seen here performing in Los Angeles, is meeting with White House officials Tuesday on how to prevent bullying. (photo credit: Getty Images for U Music)
December 6th, 2011
02:20 PM ET

Lady Gaga at the White House

Pop superstar Lady Gaga is taking her mission to end bullying to the White House.  Gaga met Tuesday with members of the White House Office of Public Engagement about the issue, according to an administration official. She will not meet with President Obama who traveled toKansas. 

Earlier this year Gaga tweeted about the tragic suicide of a 14 year old fan, a victim of bullying.  Days later, she was able to voice her concerns about bullying directly to President Obama at a high-dollar intimate fundraiser at theSilicon Valleyhome of Facebook COO Cheryl Sandberg.  At that event, which was closed to cameras, the superstar thanked the president for his efforts.

The White House held an anti bullying conference earlier this year bringing together educators, parents, students and policymakers in an effort to make schools and communities across the country safe for all students.


Topics: bullying • President Obama

soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    Thank you, Mr. President, Lady Gaga, and all others who join in standing up to bullying. Schools and communities need to be safe for children – PERIOD!

    December 6, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  2. Howard

    Lady GAG GAG ... and President GAG GAG ... once again, water seeks it's own level !!!

    December 6, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
    • Michael

      One thing is clear ... you wouldn't recognize talent if it kissed you on your butt! (Which is where your maximum brain power is located.)

      December 6, 2011 at 11:27 pm |
      • Howard

        Michael ... you're obviously someone who knows a lot about kissing butts ... why don't you give Barney Frank a great big kiss good bye ... or, since it would be preferable to kiss Nancy Pelosi on her butt, than her face ... you may have finally found where you truly belong !!!

        December 7, 2011 at 1:19 pm |
    • John

      What did on my winter vacation. It's not like anything else is pending....

      December 7, 2011 at 8:26 am |
  3. Oh Dear

    What about creating policies to end the congressional bullying going on in DC? The victims of this kind of bullying claims more victims in America yearly. When is the country gonna address that?

    December 6, 2011 at 3:18 pm |
  4. Church

    Howard, get a life.
    You know you would do her.

    December 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
    • Howard

      BARACK OBAMA ...

      First President to refuse to show a valid birth certificate.
      First President to apply for college aid as a foreign student, then deny he was a foreigner.

      First President to have a social security number from a state he has never lived in.
      First President to preside over a cut to the credit rating of the United States .
      First President to violate the War Powers Act.
      First President to be held in contempt of court for illegally obstructing oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico .

      First President to defy a Federal Judges court order to cease implementing the Health Care Reform Law.
      First President to require all Americans to purchase a product from a third party.
      First President to spend a trillion dollars on shovel-ready jobs and later admit there was no such thing as shovel-ready jobs.

      First President to abrogate bankruptcy law to turn over control of companies to his union supporters.
      First President to by-pass Congress and implement the Dream Act through executive fiat.

      First President to order a secret amnesty program that stopped the deportation of illegal immigrants across the U.S. , including those with criminal convictions.
      First President to demand a company hand-over $20 billion to one of his political appointees.

      First President to terminate Americas ability to put a man in space.
      First President to encourage racial discrimination and intimidation at polling places.
      First President to have a law signed by an auto-pen without being present.

      First President to arbitrarily declare an existing law unconstitutional and refuse to enforce it.
      First President to threaten insurance companies if they publicly speak-out on the reasons for their rate increases.

      First President to tell a major manufacturing company in which state they are allowed to locate a factory.
      First President to file lawsuits against the states he swore an oath to protect (Az, WI, OH, IN)
      First President to withdraw an existing coal permit that had been properly issued years ago.
      First President to fire an inspector general of Ameri-corps for catching one of his friends in a corruption case.

      First President to appoint 45 Czars to replace elected officials in his office.
      First President to golf 73 separate times in his first two and a half years in office.
      First President to hide his medical, educational and travel records.

      First President to win a Nobel Peace Prize for doing NOTHING to earn it.
      First President to coddle American enemies while alienating Americas allies.
      First President to publicly bow to Americas enemies while refusing to salute the U.S. Flag.
      First President to go on multiple global apology tours.
      First President to go on 17 lavish vacations, including date nights and Wednesday evening White House parties for his friends, paid for by the taxpayer.

      First President to refuse to wear the U.S. Flag lapel pin.
      First President to have 22 personal servants (taxpayer funded) for his wife.
      First President to keep a dog trainer on retainer for $102,000.00 a year at taxpayer expense.

      First President to repeat “the Holy Qur'an tells us,” and openly admit “the early morning call of the Azan (Islamic call to worship) is the most beautiful sound on earth.”

      Remember that 32 months of Obama White House we the people have accumulated national debt at a rate more than 27 times as fast as during the rest of our nation's entire history, as the Obama's plan their next extravagant vacation to the Indonesian Island nation of Bali .

      Hope and change anyone?

      * sources: U.S. Energy Information Administration, Wall Street Journal, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Dept of Labor, Standard & Poors/Case-Shiller, Federal Reserve, US Treasury, Heritage Foundation.

      December 6, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
      • jean2009

        Howard the village idiot troll.

        December 7, 2011 at 10:48 am |
      • Rsprings

        He won't be the first President to serve only one term.

        December 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
  5. jerry

    the usual obama class act...does she replace big nose barbara S?

    December 6, 2011 at 4:31 pm |
  6. Mike J

    JUST REPORTED TMZ – Lady GaGa has a 12 year old daughter from a marriage in her late teens. The daughter's name is GoGo GaGa....

    December 6, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
    • Mike J

      Darn I meant Goo Goo GaGa

      December 6, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
  7. Debby

    Wow another freak show at the White House. Its getting to be a regular thing there. lol

    December 6, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
    • Michael

      Sorry, Debby, you're looking in the mirror again for freaks, aren't you?

      December 6, 2011 at 11:29 pm |
      • John

        So you don't think GaGa is a freak show? You libs are twisted.

        December 7, 2011 at 8:29 am |
  8. Sam

    @Howard, Jerry & Debby, YOU'RE the reason this article even exists, what kind of low-life would bully on an article about bullying? I truly feel bad for you, they gathered to discuss what could be done for innocent, tortured children, and the first thing you think of is posting a hateful comment. How about instead of sitting on your mighty throne, you get involved in your local school board and try to mend these issues, not perpetuate them.

    December 6, 2011 at 5:53 pm |
    • Howard

      OH STUFF IT SAM ... These phonies find it popular and politically correct, to align themselves with people and causes, which further their own ambitions. Just like Mooshell, pitching health for little kids, while she gorges herself with lobster and 400 dollar bottles of wine, and a full time personal pastry chef (at tax payers expense) ... or, pandering for our troops, while barack cuts back their budgets ... doesn't let them fight to WIN ... disregards his Generals ... sends 2,500 weapons to our enemies ... etc, etc., etc. ... it's called HYPOCRISY ... meant to fool gullible fools like you !!!

      December 7, 2011 at 1:28 pm |
      • Emperor Norton

        Howard, please stop posting nonsense. You don't do anyone any favors by making up obnoxious fake names for Michelle Obama, least of all yourself.

        December 7, 2011 at 5:03 pm |
      • jean2009

        If I remember right Bill Yosses is the same pastry chef who was on staff when George Bush was in the White House. I think you will find this article interesting since according to him they like his desserts, but don't want them served to them on an everyday basis.
        Read: Bill Yosses:White House Pastry Chef Reveals Obama And Baking Secrets
        http://whitehouse.blogs.cnn.com/2011/12/06/lady-gaga-at-the-white-house/?replytocom=53863#respond

        December 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
      • jean2009

        http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/10/bill-yosses-white-house-p_n_352193.html

        December 7, 2011 at 6:21 pm |
  9. jean2009

    Lady Gaga is one smart cookie. Fitting she should be at the White House for a great cause.

    December 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
    • John

      Is she as smart as BO? LOL???

      December 7, 2011 at 8:28 am |
    • jean2009

      No, but she is an astute business woman and a good judge of what makes an artist financially successful. It takes someone who is intelligent about how to package themselves to commercially sell that package.

      December 7, 2011 at 10:47 am |
      • John

        So she is one of the 1%?
        You libs try to have it both ways all of the time. Every day one can look at the news and see yet another topic they want it both ways on. Today is "extending the Bush tax cuts". When the cuts were put in place the libs cried it was all about the rich. Today it is all about the middle class. Most Americans just tune you libs out now. You have been exposed for the America haters that you truly are.

        December 7, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
      • Howard

        Yes jean ... apparently obama and ga ga do have something in common. They have both been packaged and sold to the American people, with the help of P.R., SPIN, PHOTO OPS, FALSE ADVERTISING, SHILLS, ETC. ... and, in both cases, the American people were sold a bill of goods !!!

        December 7, 2011 at 1:23 pm |
      • jean2009

        Say how are you going package and sell Newtie the draft-dodging, philandering, snake oil weasel?

        December 7, 2011 at 6:07 pm |
    • Howard

      DEBBIE WASSERMAN SCHULTZ IS A 'JINO' ...
      JEW IN NAME ONLY !!!

      JEWS SUPPORTING OBAMA ARE LIKE KAPOS

      The kapos in the concentration camps were Jews
      who turned on their fellow Jews, in exchange for
      special favors. Obama and his administration, have
      consistently thrown Isreal under the bus, while
      campaigning for contributions from wealthy American
      Jews. The kapos were motivated by sheer survival,
      the American Jews who support obama,
      are motivated by greed, power,
      and what's fashionable ... even though they are being
      used like pawns by obama. All Jews should rally their
      support, and resources behind whoever runs against
      obama !!!

      December 7, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
  10. cody

    I hate to put the turd in everyones punch bowl. but bullying in a sense prepares you for real life. There is always going to be a bully out there in some shape or form. How you handle the situation is the real test. Whether it be physical or pshycological retalliation. Parents teach your kids to handle bullies. Parents teach your kids to respect others. Keep the government out of it.

    December 6, 2011 at 7:54 pm |
    • Rsprings

      Cody..you are right. As a boy I learned that most bullies are cowards and only bully when they are with their Boys. When bullied..fight back. They will leave you alone eventually.

      December 7, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
  11. Rumah Dijual

    thank great the post

    December 7, 2011 at 12:17 am |
  12. Church

    Thank you, Sam and Jean for telling Howard the TROLL what I don't have time to say.
    I think Howard should not advertise the fact that he can sit in front of his screen all day as a paid operative of the Koch Brothers' syndicate of hate.

    December 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm |
    • jean2009

      Thanks Church.

      December 7, 2011 at 6:09 pm |
  13. Whatever

    Hey Ga Ga, ask Obama about stopping the murdering of the innocent people in the Middle East while you have his ear. Thanks.

    December 7, 2011 at 2:39 pm |
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