Lady Gaga has claimed that all people who are born in the United States are fed white supremacist idealogies.
In an interview with Billboard, Lady Gaga said that she supports the social justice activism taking place around the country and hopes it continues to grow. She added that she is trying to learn and unlearn things that she’s been exposed to her entire life.
She said: When you’re born in this country, we all drink the poison that is white supremacy, I am in the process of learning and unlearning things I’ve been taught my whole life.”
Breitbart reports: The Grammy and Oscar-winning star said that she hopes social justice activism continues to grow “louder.”
“Social justice is not just a literacy, it’s a lifestyle,” she said. “What do I think about [posting] a black square? I think everybody has a different feeling about a black square. Do I think there’s such a thing as performative activism? Yes. Do I think there’s been true activism that’s been very important and needed? Yes. Do I believe Black lives matter? Yes. Do I believe this is going to get louder? Yes. Do I believe it should? Yes.”
At the same time, Lady Gaga called out performative activism and other forms of virtue signaling.
“I call that the Lindseys: the girls that protest and are taking pictures of themselves like, ‘Look at me protesting!’ ”
The singer said she wouldn’t add social justice elements to her live performances just for the sake of it. “To say that I would do it to make my show relevant? Absolutely not. I would do it to make my show right. I would do it to make my show good.”
The singer said the “racist seeds” of America have become “trees that grew prejudice branches and oppressive leaves and mangled roots that buried and entrenched themselves deep within the soil.”
In May, Lady Gaga posted a lengthy screed to social media in which she attacked President Donald Trump as a “racist.”
The pop star wrote that President Trump “offers nothing but ignorance and prejudice while black lives continue to be taken. We have known he is a fool, and a racist, since he took office. He is fueling a system that is already rooted in racism, and racist activity, and we can all see what is happening.”