Lady Gaga spoke out about Hurricane Sandy relief efforts on her blog yesterday where she pledged one MILLION (please hold pinky by mouth) of her own hard-earned pop star dollars to assist New York and the American Red Cross.
New York is near and dear to the singer’s meat-corset encased heart. Lady Gaga, born Stefani Germanotta, was born and raised in New York and credits her career’s takeoff with her beginnings in Manhattan’s Lower East Side music scene.
To New York and The American Red Cross:
Today I pledge 1 million dollars to New York & The American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy Relief. If it wasn’t for NYC: the Lower Eastside, Harlem, the Bronx and Brooklyn, I would not be the woman or artist that I am today. New York is relentless ambition, a drive to succeed, a place where there is a natural pursuit of diversity through compassion.
Please accept this gift on behalf of myself, my parents Joe and Cynthia, and my sister Natali; with our deepest gratitude New York for raising us. Thank you for helping me build my spirit. I will now help you rebuild yours.
Sincerely, Lady Gaga and The Germanottas
It’s no surprise that the Gags has been deeply affected by the superstorm’s effects on her home digs she since has consistently revealed she’s actually a really nice human being.
From body image to LGBT rights and bullying Lady Gaga has been widely outspoken in the name of kindness, acceptance, and the golden rule. No matter how confused all the old people watching the Today Show get about her confusingly wacky appearance and club-thumping beats, inside she appears to have a large and operational human heart.
I’m sure her parents are already plenty proud of the strong, talented, outspoken woman they’ve raised but just in case: You guys – you done did good with this one. May all our children grow up to be equally altruistic, though I would prefer if they wore pants.
(Lady Gaga is not the only celebrity to donate to northeast hurricane relief, but she does seem to be the one who has dropped the biggest check– SO FAR. Do I sense a challenge coming on? Bring it.)