Lady Gaga herself took a few moments out of her assumedly busy schedule to give a shout out to Cole Goforth, the young teen who was sent home from school for wearing an "I Heart Lady Gay Gay" tee.
Using Twitter, Lady Gaga said:
"Thank u for wearing your tee-shirt proud at school, you make me so proud, at the monsterball, you are an inspiration to us all. I love you. X
"Been in the studio for days and hours of record after record, and when I hear that a little monster was discriminated against* BY TEACHERS.
"It reminds me of my commitment love for u, and the deep unconditional devotion I feel to write music that will liberate you from prejudice.
"I love you cole, you just be yourself. You're perfect the way God made you."
Grab the Kleenex...
Another day, another school embroiled in a violation of free speech. This time it’s Greenbrier High School in White House, Tennessee that’s under fire for sending home 15-year-old student Cole Goforth after he arrived in class wearing a shirt reading “I Heart Lady Gay Gay.”
From Nashville's NBC affiliate:
Administrators said they stepped in Monday because of a fight that happened the week before.
"We've had a few disruptions the last few days, and we thought the slogan on that shirt would continue to escalate those incidents that had occurred," said Danny Weeks, assistant director of the school board.Cole sees it differently.
"I just think my sexuality isn't widely accepted around here, so of course they are going to single me out," he said.