Lady Gaga Speaks Out on Racism, Privilege and Trump’s “Ignorance”
Lady Gaga took to social media to call out the president on Saturday. “He holds the most powerful office in the world, yet offers nothing but ignorance and prejudice while black lives continue to be taken. We have known he is a fool, and a racist, since he took office,” wrote Gaga. “He is fueling a system that is already rooted in racism, and racist activity, and we can all see what is happening.”
Gaga expressed her outrage over the killing of George Floyd and the systematic racism that has plagued the country for generations.
Gaga said she identifies as a “white, privileged woman” and called for support for the black community. “We haven’t, as a privileged community, done enough to fight racism and stand up for those people who are being killed by it,” Gaga wrote.
Gaga says she will continue the fight saying, “This isn’t justice. This is an epic tragedy that defines our country and has for a long time. I am sad. I am angry. And I will use the words that I can find to try to communicate what needs to change in as an effective and non-violent way as possible for me.”