She pandered. MTV News reports:
Lady Gaga has always made it her mission to empower her little monsters. On Wednesday (November 2), Mother Monster announced she’s launching the Born This Way Foundation, which aims to further inspire young people. The pop superstar is even getting some help from her very own Mother Monster, Cynthia Germanotta. “My mother and I have initiated a passion project. We call it the Born This Way Foundation,” Gaga said in a statement about the foundation, which takes its name from her hit single and album. “Together we hope to establish a standard of Bravery and Kindness, as well as a community worldwide that protects and nurtures others in the face of bullying and abandonment.”
Can we give the anti-bullying bullshit a rest yet? It’s unfortunate that people get picked on, but that’s life. When these kids turn 30, mom’s not going to be there to talk to their guidance counselors, and Lady Gaga will be in her Kabbalah stage and onto a trendier cause, so it’s probably a good idea that they just learn to handle with their problems without media intervention. Maybe I’m old fashioned, but I’ve always thought that the most effective anti-bullying method was always to man the fuck up and deal with it. And if that doesn’t work, man the fuck up and deck them.