- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 28, 2016

Vice President Joe Biden made an appearance at Sunday night’s Academy Awards, winning a standing ovation as he introduced Lady Gaga.

The vice president was pushing the cause of date-rape prevention on college campuses, the subject of “The Hunting Ground,” the film that included Lady Gaga’s best song nominee, “Til It Happens To You.”

Mr. Biden had to quell the wild applause, telling the crowd at the Dolby Theater that “I’m the least qualified man here tonight.”

He enjoined the Academy audience, live and the one on TV, to sign up for itsonus.org and take a pledge to, in Mr. Biden’s words, “I will intervene in situations where consent cannot or has not been given.”

Lady Gaga performed the song onstage, surrounded by people who said campus rape happened to them.

“Til It Happens to You” lost the Best Song award a few minutes later to “Writings on the Wall” from the James Bond film “SPECTRE.”

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