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Video: Lady Gaga’s tribute to young fan who killed himself

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  1. If i were a Lady Gaga fan i’d probably end up offing myself too.

    1. Good grief, are you really so stupid? Musical taste is unique to the individual and so long as they promise faithfully not to use YOUR ears to listen to it, then why do you even care what other people prefer?

      1. Good grief… you know you can get a sense of humour at walmart for rock bottom prices right?

        1. Good grief, don’t that a boy killing himself because he felt he had no other options is NOT something that you joke about?

        2. Jock S. Trap 27 Sep 2011, 11:31am

          So low!!

        3. “you know you can get a sense of humour at walmart for rock bottom prices right?”

          So, whats stopping you getting one? Cheap as they might be it can an improvement on your current one.

    2. your an idiot!!!

    3. Sick comment. It’s just not funny.

    4. Jock S. Trap 27 Sep 2011, 8:31am

      Completely unnecessary and just speaks volumes about who you are.

      You clearly have no shame to mock a dead child so cruelly.

      If only we could swap Jamey Rodemeyer for you eh? clearly the world would be a far better place.

    5. O Raoul. You must be one of those who open their mouth before thinking. I feel sorry for you and bless your ignorance.

  2. I don’t particularly care for her music, finding it over-manufactured and derivative. But I do like and approve of her passion – she has the kind of influence to put the matter in the public consciousness and keep it there for a while. And if her message does get through to people at school, and she helps one person feel better or safer or one person reconsider the language they use against another, then she has done more than most of us.

  3. Relly? This isn’t about musical taste or talent! It’s about gay bullying that made this young boy feel he could not live anymore. Pull your heads out people.

    1. The young boy barely knew about real life and threw in the towel way too soon. I was bullied too, as were most of us. Kids never play nice. Deal with it or homeschool.

      1. Yr no better than the bullies who pushd him 2 this! He was 14 he shudnt have 2 deal with real life, obviously yr own experiences have left u with no compassion. Shame on u.

    2. Christians teaching their children to discriminate against others by bulling other children to death today. These Christians have become terrorist and the enemy of children. Look at how the Catholic pedophile priest get away with raping and abusing children for hundreds of years. These are the Christian religious leaders who teach the children to how to destroy.

      1. Michaelangelo 26 Sep 2011, 8:04pm

        He was buried in a Catholic Church you twat.

        He himself was Catholic as are his parents.

        Wake up to the real world and leave your bubble of hate and conspiracy theories. Most people live with several identities, and are happy being more than one shallow stereo-type.

        Get a mirror and please do take a long hard look at yourself first.

        1. “Wake up to the real world and leave your bubble of hate and conspiracy theories”

          Ever think of anger management? Or just reading?

          1. Michelangelo 27 Sep 2011, 12:46am

            At least I’m not a passive-aggressive or mealy-mouthed, unlike you.

            You can stick your psycho-babble where the sun don’t shine. I’d rather keep the £50 than give it to some hippy, dissociated shrink.

          2. “At least I’m not a passive-aggressive or mealy-mouthed, unlike you”

            You mean civilised like me? Yes of course, you go back to screaming obscenities at the clouds in the vain hope “god” will make you one bit less the travesty of a fool you really are.

            And the only way you’ll have £50 to spare is if you beg long enough for it. Personally, I’d advise you to go to the NHS, you need the medication before you need the counselling.


          3. Jock S. Trap 28 Sep 2011, 10:37am

            “At least I’m not a passive-aggressive or mealy-mouthed, unlike you.”

            Rather than a vile, discriminating, hateful bigotted idiot like yourself you mean?

  4. i’m not overly keen on lady gaga..

    but i do applaud for what she has done and said.

    i too,would pay tribute to the young guy,
    who lost the fight to bullys.

    any hate,homophobic or transgendered..bullying…
    should banned.

    get a grip people…life is all people,
    all walks of life…
    all genders,sexualitiies..

    it’s 2011….not the dark ages!

  5. Jamie Borris 26 Sep 2011, 4:56pm

    So sad. R.I.P Jamey – Lady Gaga, such a star for doing this. x

  6. Some of these comments are disgusting. I fear for humanity, sometimes.

    1. i agree with you, how they can make jokes about it?

  7. This is just one exemplar of such a sad trend, and I am so sorry for this kid’s family.
    I don’t care much for Lady Gaga either, but it would be better to hear her/ others speak out against homophobia… dedicating a song is rather trite in my view. If she was meeting Obama at this Hollywood ‘do’, she should publicly tell him to move his ass on this issue. Obama needs to say this is wrong and it must stop. School kids can be horrid to LGBT kids, but society should more more evolved that this. Politicians, celebrities and others in positions of influence should state that homophobia should have no place in the world. I’m sorry, but I just don’t think singing a song was appropriate as *that* makes it more about Gaga than the young lad.
    You also saw the booing of a serving US soldier by the GOP/Nazgul, which was utterly shameful and it was spineless of mainstream politicians not to have shouted “stop” there too, as it told kids bullying was ok. Sick.

    1. I agree. I still wonder if the problem for Jamey was not just the bullying at school, but the difficulty in believing that “It gets better” when the environment for LGBT Americans (outside major cities) is actually pretty toxic. How can you believe it gets better when those vying for the highest office in the land will openly and unapologetically denigrate and engage in bigotry against LGBT people. Undoing homophobia at a social and institutional level is not necessarily something that Obama can do (lets be honest, largest numbers of people in the States can’t seem to come to terms with the fact that he isn’t white…embracing diversity is hardly high on their agenda).

      1. Spot on Valksy! Nicely put an unfortunately so true.

  8. jamestoronto 26 Sep 2011, 6:19pm

    That ‘great American dream’ is quickly becoming a nightmare. Here is some poor young lad lost to his family and the world and yet just ago was saying ‘it will get better.’ What a stark reality he was sadly faced with.

  9. She didn’t have to say anything, so I applaud her for including a tribute for him.

    Such a sad story, he was just a child, I can’t imagine what his family and friends must be going through.

    RIP Jamey.

  10. I have grown to respect Lady Gaga for both her musical talent and the passion she shows for life. She positively uses her influence to get the right message out.
    This video is a wonderful tribute to that poor lad, and it’s positive that she’s using her celebrity status to promote the anti-bullying campaign.

  11. Cambodia Guesthouse 27 Sep 2011, 5:25am

    Yes, damned if you do and damned if you don’t?

    After one of her fans, who killed himself after posting tributes to her online died, should she not have mentioned him?

    I also applaud the work she is doing to highlight the inequalities that lgbt people still face… and the homophobic bullying still going on in our schools.

    Let’s not knock our friends, let’s knock our enemies and homophobes instead people?

  12. Gay Daily Mail Reader 27 Sep 2011, 6:46am

    Lady GaGa has become our best ‘straight’ ally and her music is not bad either (I’m 45). ALL bullying in schools need to be tackled and teachers like police officers need to be impartial and leave any prejudices at home. Likewise religion should not have any place in mainstream schools – save it for the church, mosque or temple.

    1. I agree full-heartedly with your comment, I just needed to correct one thing – GaGa’s part of our community. That B in LGBT isn’t there just for kicks.

  13. Jock S. Trap 27 Sep 2011, 8:25am

    Very sad and the fact she takes the time to highlight a tribute to Jamey Rodemeyer shows she is genuinely a sincere person.

    These untimely deaths need to be highlighted, esp to those bigots amongst us who have the blood of these innocent young people on their hands.

    1. She doesn’t just make a tribute for him – she’s visibly (and sometimes audibly) upset throughout the entire performance.

      1. Jock S. Trap 28 Sep 2011, 10:39am

        Indeed, furthering my point about her being a genuinely sincere person.

  14. What a powerful gesture. We all need to do our part in tackling issue of coming out and bullying. This is my work. Please be free to share.
    May love be with us.

  15. Mark Barnes 27 Sep 2011, 11:56am

    Sad, sad, sad

  16. Staircase2 27 Sep 2011, 8:09pm

    Bless you Jamey

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