Lady Gaga Going To White House To Discuss Anti-Bullying Initiative
WASHINGTON -- Lady Gaga is coming to the White House.
The pop singer is meeting with Obama administration staffers Tuesday to discuss her work on bullying prevention. The White House held an anti-bullying conference earlier this year, and the administration estimates that bullying affects 13 million students, or about a third of those attending school
However, Gaga won't have a chance to meet with President Barack Obama. He's traveling to Kansas for a speech on the economy.
The president and Gaga have met before. The singer attended a fundraiser for Obama's re-election campaign in California earlier this year.
At the fundraiser, Gaga and Obama had an exchange in the Q&A, according to ABC News:
She first thanked the president for what he's accomplished, then read from what she said was a letter from a fan about the suicide of another fan who had been subjected to bullying.
She thanked Obama for hosting his anti-bullying conference with Michelle Obama, and then made a general plea to everyone in the room, including the president, to do what they can to prevent bullying.
Obama thanked her, spoke about his administration's anti-bullying campaign, and then more generally about the importance of values and who we are as Americans.