Gaga’s fundraiser fashion ‘intimidating’ to Obama
Speaking to the Human Rights Campaign, a gay advocacy organization, over the weekend, Mr. Obama spoke about seeing the 25-year-old pop sensation and gay rights advocate last week at a campaign fundraiser in Northern California.
“I appreciate the chance to join you tonight. I also took a trip out to California last week, where I held some productive bilateral talks with your leader, Lady Gaga,” the president said of the Grammy Award winner.
Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, famous for shamelessly conducting business in hoodies and other casual attire, dressed up and wore a tie to meet the president.
A known anti-bullying spokeswoman and gay rights activist, Lady Gaga showed up to Mr. Obama’s $35,800-per couple fundraiser to lobby for anti-bullying policies and enforcement. In September, she tweeted about her devastation over the suicide of a gay Buffalo teen who ended his life in the aftermath of relentless school bullying.
Bristol Palin’s heckler apologizes for outburst
Stephen Hanks, whose claim to fame is shouting obscenities at Bristol Palin and calling her mother, Sarah Palin, a “whore” at the Saddle Ranch Chop House in Los Angeles last month, regrets bullying Miss Palin.
“Having had an opportunity to view the camera footage of the incident this past Thursday, … I have come to the conclusion that no matter what my feelings are towards Sarah Palin, I should not have expressed them towards her daughter, Bristol Palin,” the statement read. “I am very passionate about politics, and believe in equality for all Americans. I expressed my feelings in an improper manner in the heat of the moment, and allowed my emotions to get the better of me.”
Last week, video footage of the heated exchange between Miss Palin and Mr. Hanks exploded on the Internet and caused many to condemn Mr. Hanks - for verbally abusing a woman less than half his age - and Miss Palin - for asking Mr. Hanks if he is gay.
Mr. Hanks may have issued a statement of regret over his fighting words, but he wasn’t so apologetic in the immediate aftermath of the yelling match. After the disagreement with Miss Palin, Mr. Hanks chatted exclusively with TMZ and said it “felt good to get [his feelings] off [his] chest.”View Entire Story
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