Lady Gaga Calls the Kavanaugh Hearing ‘One of the Most Upsetting Things’ She’s Ever Witnessed
An activist through and through, even promotions for her hit film won't stand in the way of Lady Gaga voicing her honest political opinions.
Appearing on The Late Show Thursday night (October 4), the pop star-turned-movie-star opened up about the recent Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearing, as well as what she thought about Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony.
When host Stephen Colbert asked the performer whether or not she'd be willing to talk politics, Gaga said, "Bring it on, because what I have seen on the news with this debate of Kavanaugh versus Dr. Ford, it’s one of the most upsetting things I’ve ever witnessed."
She then criticized Donald Trump for mocking Ford during a rally on Tuesday (October 2).
"I will tell you something because I am a sexual assault survivor and the truth is, you know, Trump the other day was speaking at a rally and he said, ‘She has no memory of how she got to the party, should we trust that she remembers the assault?’ And the answer is yes," Gaga, herself a sexual assault survivor, shared.
"And I’ll tell you exactly why. I also know that this woman is smart because she’s a psychologist. She’s no dummy. If someone is assaulted or experiences trauma there is science and scientific proof — it’s biology — that people change. The brain changes. And literally what it does, is it takes the trauma and it puts it in a box and it files it away and it shuts it so that we can survive the pain," she continued.
Gaga also praised Ford for being brave enough to come forward with her story, revealing that she believes Ford wanted to "protect this country."
"When this woman saw that Judge Kavanaugh was going to be possibly put in the highest position of power in the judicial system of this country, she was triggered and that box opened," Gaga explained. "And when that box opened she was brave enough to share it with the world."
Watch the full moment, below: