Lady Gaga Brands Donald Trump as a Failure, a Racist and a Fool
While she is both a best-selling recording artist and a celebrated actress, activism has always essential to Lady Gaga’s persona. She has never been shy about speaking passionately about the issues that matter to her.
So it was no surprise to see Lady Gaga release a statement about the death of George Floyd. In a statement posted to her Twitter feed about the incident, the musician slammed Donald Trump as a racist fool.
Gaga aimed much of her vitriol at the President. She wrote:
“We have known for a long time that President Trump has failed. 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. He is fuelling a system that is already rooted in racism, and racist activity, and we can all see what is happening. It’s time for a change.”
The artist then turned her words towards the plight of African Americans. “The voices of the black community have been silenced for too long and that silence has proven deadly time and time again. And no matter what they do to protest, that are still met with no compassion by the leaders that are meant to protect them.”
Lady Gaga finished her statement, “I urge people to speak gently to each other, speak with passion, inspiration, and impress the importance of this issue until the systems that keep us sick die, instead of people we love. We MUST show our love for the black community.”
You can read the entire statement here
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) May 31, 2020