And I thought she was a Republican . . .
Lady Gaga reportedly attended Obama’s fourth fundraiser of the day Sunday, an affair at the home of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. The event set her back $35,800 unless she came with someone, since that was the ticket price for singles or couples.
I wonder if Gaga, who is an activist for gay causes, asked Obama about his opposition to gay marriage, or at least showed him some new polling demonstrating that it was okay now to change his position.
Apparently she made quite an entrance. From the pool report:
At 8:03 pm Lady Gaga entered… delicately walking on sky-high heels (she towered over everyone, a good 2 feet taller than POTUS). She was wearing a floor-length sleeveless lacey black dress, her blonde hair was gathered in a bouffant up-do adorned with a black hair piece with a black veil down the back, which she swept to the side and in front of her left shoulder. (The hair added about 6 inches to her stature). She took a seat at the middle table in the tent and stood up with the other guests when POTUS entered a few minutes later.
POTUS spoke for about 8 minutes, with Lady Gaga sitting front and center. And although he never acknowledged her obvious presence, it seems likely the two crossed paths during greetings inside the house before the dinner.
Event was print pool only so no press photos. POTUS was introduced by Sheryl Sandberg.
According to ABC News, Gaga spoke up about bullying during the Q & A, which must have occurred after the pool was led out.
According to a source present in the tent fundraiser, Gaga asked a question during the Q&A. 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.
Before the dinner, Gaga came through the photo line with her manager. She and Obama reportedly spoke for two minutes, with many others in the room.
Obama is very much down with the Facebook crowd, attending an intimate dinner with Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg and a few well-heeled West Coast fans in February and appearing with Zuckerberg at a Facebook town hall in April.