With her interpretation of “Til It Happens To You”, Lady Gaga delivered one of the most emotional moments of the Oscars 2016. The singer, who was supported on stage by victims of sexual violence, knows what she is singing about: now she returns to talk about the abuse she was once exposed to.
Lady Gaga’s performance at the 2016 Oscars was so moving that it inspired actress Jaime King and US “Bachelor” candidate Jade Roper, among others, to go public that they too were sexually abused. Now the artist herself is back on the topic after first speaking about her experiences with sexual violence on Howard Stern’s talk show in December 2014. The 29-year-old wrote a long and emotional post on Instagram, with which he lets the audience participate in a very personal conversation.
“My grandmother (in the middle) and my aunt Sheri (right) called me the day after the Oscars because I had never told them that I had survived something like that,” Lady Gaga opened her post on Tuesday. She continued: “I was too ashamed, too scared. And it took me a long time to admit it to myself in the first place because I’m a Catholic and I knew it was bad. But I thought it was my fault. For ten years I thought it was my fault. “
The family is proud of Lady Gaga
Her grandmother called her the day after the 2016 Oscars and told her she was never prouder of her, as she continues on Instagram. “Something that I have kept secret for so long and that I was more ashamed of than anything else, has become something that the women in my life are most proud of,” concluded Lady Gaga. “And not just any woman, but the ones I most admire.”
We can’t help but look at the brave and strong Grammy and Golden Globe winner in front of such words. It’s also great that you stand up for other victims of sexual violence.
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