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TOPIC: Lady Gaga's Oscar performance.

Lady Gaga's Oscar performance. 02 Mar 2016 15:54 #8999

  • Kajsa.S
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As you all know, the Oscar was held this last Sunday and Leo finally got his well deserved Oscar!
But what I think needs to be talked about is Lady Gaga's incredible and emotional performance during the show with the song "Til it happens to you".
Her performance was about sexual abuse and violence, and what really caught my attention was of course when all these people was brought out at the end, hand in hand with these different messages written on their arms. Strong messages such as "it happened to me" "survivor" and that really hit my heart (and head) spot on. I think this issue is not brought up as often as it should be and is often not spoken about .
I think this performance was so powerful and it was the perfect moment to do it on the Oscar's, that has a lot of influtential people and not to forget all the people watching from at home. It was the perfect opportunity to really highlight this problem and make people aware that it is more common than we think. I also think it is great that it got brought up since all that happened to Kesha's case.
Here is the link to Gaga's performance:
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Lady Gaga's Oscar performance. 04 Mar 2016 08:49 #9009

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Kajsa,

I absolutely agree that this subject is not brought up enough and should be brought up much more in public forums. We are much more concerned with celebrity drama than the harm that is happening to our fellow people.

Thank you for sharing!
Sarah
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Lady Gaga's Oscar performance. 06 Mar 2016 17:13 #9048

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Hey there Kajsa, I agree with you and Sarah 100%. Topics like these are talked about but nothing really happens in regards to it. It is something that happens everywhere around the world and nothing is done to help out. As you mentioned, what a better opportunity to bring it up with the whole incident with Kesha and at the Oscars where millions of people are watching. Just as when Leo won his oscar, he highlighted the problem we are facing with climate change. He called for all of us to contribute to this issue.
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Lady Gaga's Oscar performance. 06 Mar 2016 19:05 #9057

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Thank you for bringing this up!! I’m a little ashamed to say I was unable to watch the Academy Awards last week, but I had been meaning to watch Lady Gaga’s performance. She is of course, stunning as always, however I felt nothing but pride for her after watching “Til It Happens To You”. Sadly, the message of this song is not a new concept whatsoever, but for Gaga to recognize her influence and use the Oscars as a platform to broadcast this message simply re-emphasizes my respect I have for her as an artist.

The calm yet powerful tone of the production demands a certain attention from the audience that you wouldn’t see in a pop performance, and her inclusion of what viewers would classify as “real people”, rather than hired dancers or actors, connects the performance to the audience at a more personal level. Combined with the simple, elegant production value of her performance, I truly believe Gaga’s message will resonate a little deeper, and possibly to a more personal level, with people to finally see a change take place.
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