Lady Gaga Launches Anti-Bullying Born This Way Foundation

March 1, 2012 By:
Lady Gaga Launches Anti-Bullying Born This Way Foundation

In high school, bullies stuffed Lady Gaga in trashcans. Well, eat your hearts out, mean girls. Because now, being stuffed in a trashcan is basically a costume for Lady Gaga, and the world loves her for it.

Lady Gaga, along with Oprah Winfrey and her mom, Cynthia Germanottta, has officially launched the ‘Born This Way’ Foundation.

The trio visited Harvard University to announce details about the organization and what it stands for. Gaga addressed the crowd, saying that we have the opportunity to change the world and put an end to bullying.

"If you have revolutionary potential, you must make the world a better place and use it,” the singer said. “This is about transformative change in culture. The goal is to challenge meanness and cruelty by inspiring young people to create a support system in their respective communities."

Cynthia, Gaga’s mother, said that the launch was “special” because she’s wanted to create something to tackle the issue of bullying for a long time. Gaga, birth name Stefani Germanotta, dealt with bullying as a child, and has said in the past that girls would stuff her in trashcans after school.

"Today is a special day for my daughter and I as we share with everyone something we've been working on for almost a year and have been talking about as mother and daughter for much longer,” Cynthia announced.

"Growing up she faced many struggles because of her individuality, and, as a result, often experienced meanness and cruelty. She's talked very publicly about these and other struggles in a real and personal way and people have responded to that message."