Lady Gaga Films Anti-bullying Video for Toronto School
A Toronto kid organized a school campaign after he was bullied, and was thrilled to receive a video from Gaga supporting his efforts.
Lady Gaga has filmed a video at the request of a Toronto teenager for his campaign to end bullying at his high school, reports the Vancouver Sun.
Jacques St. Pierre, who is student council president of the Etobicoke School of the Arts, organized a school assembly with an anti-bullying theme. “I got called the gay kid, the fag, because I liked to be in the school plays,” St. Pierre told CBC news. “I lost my best friend because he joined in with the bullies. It’s not fun, I’ve been there, I’ve been bullied. Before that, I didn’t know bullying could affect people so severely.”
St. Pierre contacted various celebrities, asking them to participate and was thrilled to receive a video from Gaga, that was shown during the assembly he organized.
“I just wanted to tell you how proud I am of you for being such a strong advocate of the LGBT community in your school,” Gaga says in the video. "There should be more little monsters like you. It is important that we push the boundaries of love and acceptance. It is important that we spread tolerance and equality for all students.”
Watch Gaga's video message below.
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