As Harvard student interns hastily fulfill celebrity riders for Oprah and Deepak Chopra in preparation for the launch of the "Born This Way Foundation," Lady Gaga's mom Cynthia Germanotta dishes on the anti-bullying initiative she's partnered with her daughter to create.
Reads a story published today in the Daily Beast:
Germanotta is quick to note that the focus of her new foundation is on “kindness, not meanness,” saying that “bullying is almost overused in the media.” The group plans to partner with three other groups—Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, the MacArthur Foundation, and the California Endowment to Empower Youth—to help educate kids, Germanotta says, by connecting Gaga’s fan base with the programs the groups have started.
She says this project has long been a family goal. “We always talked about doing something together, giving back,” she says. “As my daughter’s career took off, we started having more serious conversations about it. It wasn’t so much a ‘decision’ as something we always wanted to do.”
If you were hoping for typical Mother Monster theatrics accompanying today's launch, Cynthia lowers expectations. "I can unequivocally say that the only thing that will be born today is the foundation.”
(Source and image source: Daily Beast)