Lady Gaga Stood Up For Her Friend's Daughter In An Anti-Bullying Instagram Message

"Let’s empower each other to be kinder and braver."

Lady Gaga won't stand for bullying, and she took to Instagram Friday to say something about it. The singer posted a video message to El Marino Elementary School, where she learned that her friend Joomee's daughter Venice was being bullied. 

Gaga shared that she was "really, really sad" to hear about this, adding, "I work a lot in the space of anti-bullying and I have learned that this can really change the growth and happiness of children all over the world. So I encourage you all to be kind to one another and to search within your community for bravery."



"Sometimes it's hard to stand up against the popular kids and hang out with somebody that's being bullied," Gaga acknowledged, nevertheless encouraging kids at the school to sit with Venice at lunch.

In her Instagram caption, she added the hashtag #WeAreVenice and encouraged fans, "Let's empower each other to be kinder and braver."

It's not the first time Gaga has taken to Instagram to address an issue like this. In July, she responded to Ed Sheeran's revelation that some of her fans had sent him hate messages on Twitter. "Work harder to be kinder everybody. That should be your first duty to humanity," she wrote to her followers at the time.

The singer also responded to her own body shamers after February's Super Bowl halftime performance, writing, "Be you, and be relentlessly you. That's the stuff of champions."

In 2011, Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta co-founded the Born This Way Foundation, named after her iconic song and album. The organization, which partnered with Starbucks earlier this year, is "committed to supporting the wellness of young people and empowering them to create a kinder and braver world."

We're glad to see the singer channeling that message in her own life.

(H/T: People)

Cover image via Instagram

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