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Lady Gaga takes anti-bullying campaign to White House

/ 07:29 AM December 07, 2011

Lady Gaga. AP PHOTO

WASHINGTON—Eccentric pop diva Lady Gaga was due at the White House on Tuesday to discuss her anti-bullying initiative, officials said.

Her visit follows a White House bullying conference earlier this year, called to mitigate the plight of nearly a third of US schoolchildren, or 13 million students, who are bullied each year, according to official figures.

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Obama was not due to be at home when the flamboyant songstress visited White House officials, as he was flying to Kansas to give a speech on the economy.

But he did encounter an extravagantly dressed Lady Gaga during a fundraising event in California in September, and ABC News said she brought up bullying with the president during a question and answer session that was closed to the press.

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Lady Gaga told fans in September that she would bring up the case of a 14-year-old New York boy Jamie Rodemeyer, who committed suicide after complaining in an online video that he had been bullied.

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