Lady Gaga’s Powerful Video About Sexual Assault
We’re used to being shocked and provoked by Lady Gaga, but not for such a serious and upsetting issue.
The new video for “Til It Happens To You” features a montage of three sexual assault scenarios set on a college campus – a woman cornered in a dorm room, a trans man attacked in a public bathroom, two women roofied at a party. “The following contains graphic content that may be emotionally unsettling,” the video warns at the beginning, “but reflects the reality of what is happening daily on college campuses.” The song appeared in “The Hunting Ground,” a documentary about campus sexual assault.
The video ends on an uplifting note, and a portion of proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to organizations helping survivors of sexual assault.
One in five women are sexually assaulted on college campuses each year.
For help, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE.