Lady Gaga visits the White House to discuss bullying prevention

Little Monsters, rejoice! Pop superstar Lady Gaga will visit the White House Tuesday to discuss anti-bullying initiatives with member of the Obama administration.


View Photo Gallery: Lady Gaga has made a pop culture splash with her extravagant stage costumes and outlandish street clothes. But a wardrobe of oddball outfits isn't enough to turn a performer into an icon.

President Obama was not home to meet the fashion icon—he was in Kansas on Tuesday afternoon to give a major economic speech,so Gaga (real name Stefani Germanotta) met with staffers from the Office of Public Engagement to discuss how to end bullying, which the administration has said affects 13 million U.S. students.

The issue isn’t new to either the Obama administration or to the pop singer. Earlier this year, the White House hosted a conference on bullying, and Gaga has often spoken publicly against bullying.

She did so again in September when 14-year-old student and Gaga fan Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide after being bullied for his sexuality. Gaga tweeted, “It is hard to feel love when cruelty takes someones life....Bullying must become illegal. It is a hate crime. I am meeting with our President. I will not stop fighting. This must end.”

No word yet on what Gaga, who’s famous for pushing the sartorial envelope, wore to the White House, but we’re guessing she left the meat dress at home

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Beth Marlowe is a senior editor at Express. She has written for The Washington Post, the Associated Press, Bloomberg Television and other publications.

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