By: Sebastien “@TheGayBestie” Gaudin
Known for her outrageous fashion, powerful pipes, and activism Lady Gaga has made quite a name for herself these last few years. Surprisingly, earlier this week the “Born This Way” songstress confessed to being raped as a teen. At the time she was just nineteen and oblivious to the darkness that the world had to offer. She’s admitted to be bullied as a child, but has held the traumatizing experience of being raped to herself.
Recently, on the Howard Stern Show she let it all out for the public to hear. “I went through some horrific things,” Gaga expressed when the discussion began. “I’m able to laugh now because I’ve gone through a lot of mental, physical and emotional therapy.” She then stated, “I wrote a song called ‘Swine’; the song is about rape.The song is about demoralization. The song is about rage and fury and passion, and I had a lot of pain that I wanted to release.” Any person can sympathize with her for embodying mixed emotions after enduring such a violating act.
“I wasn’t even willing to admit that anything had even happened,” which is common for victims to say.
She then mention the first time she saw him again, “I saw him one time in a store, and I was paralyzed by fear.”
Howard Stern preceded with, “Were you afraid to go to your father because you thought your father would kill him?” she decided not to give a straight answer.
For her to be a global figure that carries an everlasting amount of confidence this comes as a shock for all of us. No one would have guessed or thought to point the finger her way. Thankfully, she’s found the courage to allow other women to know that they are not alone.