Lady Gaga to Kids: Stop Bullying and Be Nice!

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Lady Gaga wants kids to rethink their entire social structure.

A bold, broad and ambitious task, but would you expect anything less from the Mother Monster? With her new Born This Way Foundation, that's exactly what she's striving for.

She has some specific ideas for how it might work, too ...

Gaga in Black

Asked by Time how an 11-year-old girl might follow Gaga's advice and become more empowered, rather than succumb to other patterns, the singer-songwriter says:

"She could go up to a person in class who maybe is not one of the cool kids and say, 'I really like your T-shirt.' Her one great loving, accepting deed for the day."

That would be a brave step, which is what the initiative is about - combatting meanness and cruelty, inspiring bravery and working toward an accepting society.

"I'm doing everything I can, working with experts, studying statistics, trying to figure out a way we can make it cool or normal to be kind and loving," says Lady Gaga.

Gaga, 25, says she was bullied in school and acknowledges it will be long process to shift people's perceptions, but says one first step is not to demonize bullies.

"We do not make a distinction between the bully and the victim," she says. "Because each person is an equally important and valuable member of society."

"What the foundation is about is a transformative change that is going to take a long time to affect the overall culture. Bullies were born this way, too."

A tough task, but you gotta admire her for taking on such an important subject and tackling it from the ground up. Just one of many reasons we love the Gaga.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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@jaybird 369.... You said it best! Even with cameras rolling they hesitiate to suspend a child from bullying another.

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First of all, the last time i checked i didnt have 2 bully anyone 2 succeed n life & b where i am now. I am a successful mother of 3 & i teach my children that bullying or teasing another person 4 who or how they are will not be tolerated in or out of my home. 2 survive in life it doesnt need 2 take u making someone else feel bad about themselves. Its about knowing what u want and dont want in ur life and putting ur foot down about the things that u really do need. If u cant get it and lose, then move on 2 the next something better. But making someones life miserable just 2 get something else is just plain cowardly and stupid.

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@randyjacksonsbutt: Are you kidding? Treating other people badly is worse than overt sexuality.

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I HATE bullies and I HATE bullying...PERIOD!!! As far as I'm concerned, bullies are nothing but obnoxious cowards!!! It seems to me that the problem of bullying in schools these days is getting worser and worser. Yet, I think that some of the parents and some of the school administration (or whatever) are to blame, also. Some of the parents are cowardly IDIOTS who do nothing but protect their bullying children and some of the school administration are EVEN BIGGER IDIOTS for sweeping the problem of bullying under the rug. To me, bullying is a total and complete waste of energy!!! Period.

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@ randy. What she is doing is far from arrogant. It is working with experts to find a solution to a problem which can sometimes end in suicide. You only have to look at postings on the internet (including this space) to see how many people are prepared to sneer and be cruel to others. This whole worldwide problem has to be addressed and it is reaching epidemic proportions. Good luck to her, at least she is addressing something she has experienced.

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BULLYING FOR NO REASON, IS WRONG. THAT BEING SAID, IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, AT LOT OF TIMES, SOME KID IS OBNOXIOUS. MAYBE HIS PARENTS LET HIM GET AWAY WITH IT. AT SCHOOL HE ACTS THE SAME WAY. WELL, HE DESERVES A SMACK IN THE FACE, TO PUT HIM IN HIS PLACE. LET HIM LEARN ABOUT LIFE, OUTSIDE OF HIS HOME.
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@Jenn.... Unless you get them from the hospital straight after delivery, yes their parents do play a roll even in infantry (sp). @Jen.... If you 2 are the same person sorry. I do agree success is the best revenge. Teenagers do see it as huge. It's a long road.

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I agree it'll be nearly impossible to stop bullying. Some people are just mean. I was bullied terribly in school....the good news is, at least for me, many of those bullies are now fat and stuck in their stupid little towns living a boring life. It feels like a big deal when you're a teenager but I'm telling you success is the best revenge. All the bullies had was a few years being king of the hill. After those few years they have nothing. Real World wake up call for small time bullies: in a few years you won't matter.

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Kids to Lady Gaga: Please stop over-sexualizing everything that you do so that we have a role model out there that doesn't teach us all to be on 16 and pregnant. On the subject of "bullying": Bullying is a natural human social behavior. It actually happens quite often in the animal world as well. You can't stop something that is innate. That would be like telling someone to never cry or laugh again. These celebrities are so arrogant that they actually think that by them talking about it then they can change the way some humans naturally act towards one another. They really need to stop with the entire "it gets better" nonsense because it teaches kids to run away from their issues instead of dealing with them. Otherwise, any of these kids that want to get into the business world when they grow up will learn that bullying is constant on a corporate level. They will never survive.

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I dont really lyk lady gaga, she does evil things....

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