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Lady Gaga Has Formed Her Very Own Charity!

A photo of Lady Gaga

And what did she name the charity? The Born This Way Foundation. Of course.

The Born This Way Foundation, also known as the BTW Foundation (to me and my easily amused mind), is the product of a team-up between Lady Gaga and Harvard University. For real. The organization’s purpose is to “explore the best ways to reach youth and create a new culture of kindness, bravery, acceptance and empowerment.” I’m pretty sure what all that claptrap means is that Lady Gaga formed a whole organization to prevent bullying, her least favorite thing, and also to promote herself and how original she is. At least, that’s what I’m getting from this.

The foundation launches at the end of February at Harvard, and both Gaga and her mom, Cynthia, will be there to kick things off. Speaking of Lady Gaga’s mom, here’s a little statement that she had to give about her wacky daughter’s new thing:

“My daughter’s foundation was born out of her passion to create a better world where people are kinder and nicer to one another and are accepted for who they are, regardless of how different they may be,” Cynthia Germanotta said of the new organization. “She has experienced many of the struggles that our youth encounter today, and identifies with the lasting effects they can have without proper support. Together, we look forward to creating a new movement that will engage and empower youth and accept them as valuable members of our society.”

Despite how much I dislike Lady Gaga, which is almost as much as I dislike the phrase “accept them as valuable members of society,” this sounds like a pretty great thing. She’s always tried to reach out to her fans and to lead them to the right path in life, and even though she fails at that sometimes and even though she can get under my skin like no other celebrity can, I guess I have to respect that.

Except the part where she named the foundation after her shitty album. That’s not respectable, that’s vain self promotion. But that’s also Lady Gaga, so what are you going to do?

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  • Madonna started this foundation to aid those in need in Malawi and um.. she had to pay back what her um.. unqualified manager friends wasted and stole.. it’s not like the stars and celebs who lend their name and backing really personally manage these things.. http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2011/04/03/madonna-s-malawi-disaster.html

    Billions banked for Haiti never got there.. so much money raised for Africa, South America and for other diseases and disasters only receive a small fraction if any of the money raised for the causes they tout.. it is lost in the sea of workers, managers… investors and advisers..

  • Oh don’t be such a hater, Emily! I don’t like everything Lady Gaga does, but the one the she never does is bore me. If anyone has the platform to tell kids and young people that it’s okay to be whoever the fuck they want without fear of harrassment, it’s her. And as for the name, I would guess that the album and foundation are identically named because they both represent the same deep conviction for that individuality/freedom concept, not out of pure self promotion.

  • not relevant to the post but that schick ad that takes up the entire screen and like 2 min to pop up on my screen while i have to wait to click on anything? yeah super annoying.

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