The two most powerful celebs in the world are now working together to prevent bullying - how great is that?! Lady Gaga and Oprah Winfrey visited Harvard yesterday to launch the youth-empowering "Born This Way Foundation." The foundation's purpose is to “foster a more accepting society, where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.”. It was founded by Lady Gaga and her mother Cynthia Germanotta after a 14-year-old boy killed himself in 2011 because of bullying he endured online and at school.
The nonprofit organization is partner's with Harvard's Center for Internet & Society and together they address "issues of self-confidence, anti-bullying, mentoring, and career development through research, education, and advocacy, in large part by harnessing the power of the Internet." "Bullying must become illegal", the singer stated on Twitter recently. We really support this foundation! A great step in the right direction! (rollingstone)