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Ad of the day: A message from Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga has taken her message calling for an end to the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy to the stage, Twitter and, now, to YouTube. Yes, Lady Gaga has created today's ad of the day.

The pop singer has issued a rash of tweets calling out lawmakers for their action (or inaction) on the repeal of "don't ask don't tell." In one tweet, Gaga called the filibuster "a tactic to hijack our debate," and moments later calls her fans, whom she refers to as "Lil Monsters," to action prior to a scheduled Senate vote: "Key senate vote this Tues. on #DADT repeal. We need 60 senators. Call your senator."

The tweets were followed by a black and white YouTube video posted Friday in which the singer calls on a number of senators, by name, to vote in favor of repealing the policy. "Not only is the law unconstitutional," she says, "but it's not even properly or fairly enforced by the government." She then pairs the effort to end "don't ask" with the civil rights movement.

"We are not asking you to agree with or approve the moral implications of homosexuality, we are asking you to do your job, to protect the Constitution," she continues, later quoting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who retweeted a Gaga tweet on Tuesday (for which The Gaga was thankful).

Gaga has lent her star wattage to the Service Members Legal Defense Network and, in the video, calls on fans to visit the Web site. The homepage features a photo of the singer with armed service members and calls on visitors to "Answer Lady Gaga's call for action." Later in the video, which is over seven minutes long, Gaga pulls out a phone and calls both Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). The line to Schumer's office eventually disconnects, and Gillibrand's takes her to a voicemail inbox that is full.

Gillibrand later tweeted, thanking Gaga for her call, saying she "couldn't agree more" and asking if The Gaga had time on Friday to talk.

By Emi Kolawole  | September 17, 2010; 12:27 PM ET
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Comments

She takes the term "publicity wh0re" to a whole new level.

And just so all the little monsters don't get their panties in a twist, i'm not suggesting that Gaga has sex for cash. I'm just saying she's a wh0re for publicity.

Posted by: joopiTer | September 17, 2010 7:45 PM | Report abuse

Election time politics always turn into a dog and pony show at midterms. Now we have this no talent freak on stage. Get real Lady whatever, your no better than the vote seeking authors of this bill, and your really after publicity for your own personal gain. If you honestly believe you're a spokesperson for your generation, maybe you should run for office and discover what they really think of you.

Posted by: Eyeugize | September 17, 2010 6:41 PM | Report abuse

Lady Gaga is such a guy.

It's no wonder this switch hitter wants to end DADT.

Posted by: joelinpdx | September 17, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

Lady Gaga is such a guy.

It's no wonder this switch hitter wants to end DADT.

Posted by: joelinpdx | September 17, 2010 6:28 PM | Report abuse

The Democrat Party should change its name to the Party of GAGA and then we could have a Tea and GAGA Party celebration on Nov 2nd.

Posted by: nmauriello | September 17, 2010 5:23 PM | Report abuse

The Democrat Party should change its name to the Party of GAGA and then we could have a Tea and GAGA Party celebration on Nov 2nd.

Posted by: nmauriello | September 17, 2010 5:22 PM | Report abuse

I think Lady GaGa and Harry Reid, would be one 'BAD ROMANCE'!

LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: theaz | September 17, 2010 4:09 PM | Report abuse


Gaga should enlist, do a couple of tours in the AOR, then see what she thinks.

Posted by: nuke41 | September 17, 2010 4:02 PM | Report abuse

So I assume that if it's wrong for Lady Gaga to do this, it was wrong for Ms. California to broadcast her beliefs, as well?

Posted by: j762 | September 17, 2010 2:45 PM | Report abuse

Bcamp55, you ridiculed the messenger, but said nothing about the message. I'm not a Gaga fan, but she's absolutley right and she has a lot of followers, probably pretty close to voting age. Do not underestimate her influence over her "little monsters". And you don't need a physics degree to know discrimination is wrong. Your post was pointless, hateful and stupid. Good job.

Posted by: bernie51 | September 17, 2010 2:37 PM | Report abuse

It's typical of a certain variety of lower-level political thought to use an ad hominem attack in order to discredit a message. What Lady Gaga says is entirely coherent and plausible. Dismissing what she has to say because it was she who said it, rather than someone else, is neither coherent nor plausible. Rather, it is a way of escaping from argument through subterfuge.

Posted by: bwfrier | September 17, 2010 2:30 PM | Report abuse

I don't care what Lady Gaga has to say, but anyone who opposes the repeal of this policy is a horrible American.

Posted by: brickerd | September 17, 2010 2:03 PM | Report abuse

Sorry, wrong link...This drivel of Gaga's means nothing, a mask for her true desires for social impact. See this article: http://terrorpeople.org/?p=372

Posted by: vnblackwell | September 17, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

This drivel of Gaga's means nothing, a mask for her true desires for social impact. See this article: http://terrorpeople.org/wp-admin/index.php

Posted by: vnblackwell | September 17, 2010 1:24 PM | Report abuse

You're kidding right????? Like anyone with an IQ above that of a moron really gives a dam about the opinion of this bimbo. I'm thinking she's infinity more qualified to help Monica get that stain out of that blue dress than pretty much any other topic she can contrive for attention.

So when is Lady Gaga (aka your basic sl#t with a voice and penchant for self promotion) going to be speaking on astrophysics, combustion theory, orbital mechanics, organic or quantum chemistry, differential equations, molecular biophysics, stochastic models, or statistical thermodynamics?

I'm waiting with baited breath at the edge of my seat.

Posted by: Bcamp55 | September 17, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

Yes, let's make sure we all allow Lady Gaga to be our voice, our moral compass. Even if I were gay, I would have none of this. Stick to your act girl.

Posted by: mblackfordster | September 17, 2010 12:48 PM | Report abuse

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