Lady Gaga calls out Trump over government shutdown, says Mike Pence is the 'worst representation of a Christian'

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Jan 21, 2019, 08:03 PM(IST)

File image of Lady Gaga and Donald Trump. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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"To Mike Pence, who thinks it`s acceptable that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ — you`re wrong. You say we should not discriminate against Christianity. You are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian," Gaga said. 

Lady Gaga is the latest celebrity to have called out US President Donald Trump over US government shutdown. The singer took a moment in the middle of her show in Las Vegas on Saturday night to adress the issue and criticised Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. 

The incident happened during her performance of ‘Million Reasons’, The Hollywood Reporter posted. She said, “If the f@#$ing president of the United Sates could please put our government back… there are people who live paycheck to paycheck and need their money.”

Gaga also took an aim at Pence, whose wife Karen has been criticised for accepting a job at a school that excludes LGBT children, adding, “And to Mike Pence, who thinks it`s acceptable that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ — you`re wrong. You say we should not discriminate against Christianity. You are the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian."

She further added, "I am a Christian woman, and what I do know about Christianity is that we bear no prejudice and everybody is welcome. So you can take all that disgrace, Mr. Pence, and you can look yourself in the mirror and you`ll find it right there."

Gaga is the latest celebrity to have voiced her opinion on the government shutdown. Earlier celebrities like Cardi B, Snoog Dogg,  Cher, Mia Farrow and others. 

The  US government partially shut down on 22 December, 2018 after Republicans, Democrats and the President failed to reach an agreement over the funding for a wall that he has proposed at the US- Mexico border to help curb illegal immigration.

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga won the 2019 Critics` Choice Awards for best actress along with Glenn Close recently. She also took home the Critics` Choice Award for best song for `Shallow'. 

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