Lady Gaga Slams President Trump and Mike Pence During Fiery Concert Rant
The pop star took a moment while performing "Million Reasons" to call out the current administration, slamming the president and vice president over the partial government shutdown. Gaga, 32, called on the pair to reopen the government, alleviating the stress on federal workers living "paycheck to paycheck."
"If the f---ing president of the United States could please put our country back, there are people who live paycheck to paycheck and need their money," she said of the shutdown, which has been going on for more than a month now.
The Oscar-nominated singer-actress then turned her attention toward Pence, whose wife recently announced plans to teach art at a school with a staunch anti-LGBTQ student, parent and employee policy. Gaga, a champion of the community, said Pence and his wife "are wrong."
"And to Mike Pence, who thinks it's acceptable that his wife work at a school that bans LGBTQ: you are wrong," she said. "You say we should not discriminate against Christianity? You are the worst representation of what it means to be Christian. I am a Christina woman and what I do know about Christianity is that we bear no prejudice and everybody is welcome."
She added, "So you can take all that disgrace, Mr. Pence, and you can look at yourself in the mirror and you'll find it right there."
Pence did not address Gaga's comments specifically but called backlash to his wife's new position "deeply offensive" in an interview with EWTN.
The school's parent agreement, which must be signed, requires that anyone associated with Immanuel Christian School not support or condone "sexual immorality, homosexual activity or bi-sexual activity." The agreement also states that failure to practice "biblical morality and standard of conduct" may result in refusal of admission or discontinued enrollment in the school.