I left the Oscar party I was attending last night feeling a little sour. The main reason is that ‘Til It Happens To You,‘ the song written by Diane Warren and Lady Gaga for the documentary The Hunting Ground was completely snubbed. The Oscar instead went to Sam Smith for his Spectre theme song, which in my humble opinion, was mediocre at best (nothing against Sam). Gaga, though, was able to perform the emotional song about sexual abuse on the Oscar stage last night, leaving many in the room in tears, including Rachel McAdams. Gaga was joined on stage by 50 victims of sexual assault, and the powerful performance was introduced by the VP himself, Joe Biden.
Biden called viewers to action, encouraging us “to intervene when consent has not or cannot be given.” The performance is right in line with the #FreeKesha movement, Kesha had something to say about it herself. The singer who was recently denied injunction in her case against her producer and alleged rapist Dr. Luke, took to Twitter to thank Lady Gaga for the song. Here’s what she said:
— kesha (@KeshaRose) February 29, 2016
Lady Gaga and a bunch of other celebs have been rallying to Kesha’s side in recent weeks, showing their support, so this Oscars moment was quite timely. What did you think of the performance?0