Lady Gaga’s music video to her outstanding song Til It Happens To You is probably the most important thing I’ve seen in a long time. And clearly one of the best music videos out there.
Lady Gaga has had quite a year so far. She did her David Bowie tribute at the Grammy’s (that got some serious blowback), performed the American National Anthem during the Superbowl, and of course her breathtaking performance at the Oscars. Gaga brought out a group of sexual assault survivors on stage with her to share in the pain of what it’s like to have experienced something so violent. I can only imagine the pain of living with such a trauma.
Til It Happens To You address the fact that sexual assault happens practically right under our noses all the time. And it’s something that needs to STOP.
Lady Gaga herself has revealed that she’s been victim to this crime, so writing this song was clearly an emotional and brave experience for her. Although the video may be difficult to watch at times, I think it’s incredibly important and is something that everyone should watch.
She opens up about the fear that people (mainly students, as that’s where majority of assault happens) face before, during and after the attack. Yes, this video absolutely broke my heart. And yes, I’d watch it again and again in a heart beat.
Check out Lady Gaga’s Oscar performance of Til It Happens To You below. And don’t forget to watch the music video above