Lady Gaga has a new movie out, A Star Is Born, which is gaining a lot of awards attention.
As part of the promotional tour of the film, the musician appeared on the most recent episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
While plugging the movie, the conversation turned to politics, when Colbert asked her about her feelings on the current climate in the United States.
The 32-year-old then gave a moving and eloquent speech about how she had felt when watching Christine Blasey Ford answer questions about her accusations against Brett Kavanaugh.
Gaga began by saying:
What I have seen on the news with this debate of Kavanaugh versus Dr. Ford, it’s one of the most upsetting things I’ve ever witnessed.
She then moved on to talk about her own sexual assault experience, the mocking comments that Trump made about Ford at a rally, and why victims choose to suppress what has happened to them.
I am a sexual assault survivor. Trump the other day was speaking at a rally, and he said, ‘She has no memory of how she got to the party. Should we trust that she remembers the assault?’
And the answer is ‘yes’ … And I also know this woman is smart because she’s a psychologist – she’s no dummy.
If someone is assaulted or experiences trauma, there’s science and scientific proof – it’s biology – that people change. The brain changes.
What it does is it takes the trauma and it puts it in a box and it files it away and shuts it so that we can survive the pain. And it also does a lot of other things.
It can cause body pain. It can cause baseline elevations in anxiety. It can cause complete avoidance of not wanting to even remember or think about what happened to you.
But what I believe that have seen is that when this woman saw that judge Kavanaugh was going to be possibly put in the highest position of power in the judicial system of this country, she was triggered, and that box opened. And when that box opened, she was brave enough to share it with the world to protect this country.
A clip of Gaga's speech has since gone viral and has been watched more than 4 million times on Twitter and people believe that she showed all the qualities of a great politician.
Others noted how well the explained the experience of trauma.