Lady Gaga discusses trauma and how she believes Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

Lady Gaga arrives at the 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

A Star Is Born is out this week. Lady Gaga went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for one final push. Colbert and Gaga chatted about the movie, about Bradley Cooper and meeting Barbra Streisand and all of that. But then Colbert asked Gaga if she was okay to talk about politics, and… the interview changed. Gaga could feel it, Colbert could feel it, the audience could feel it too. Gaga spoke slowly at first about watching the Ford-Kavanaugh hearings last week and how the “debate of Kavanaugh versus Dr. Ford is one of the most upsetting things I have ever witnessed.”

She mentions that Trump questioned whether or not to believe Dr. Ford’s testimony, and says: “But I will tell you something. Should we trust that [Dr. Ford] remembered the assault? Yes. And I’ll tell you exactly why. She’s a psychologist, she’s no dummy. And when someone experiences trauma, the brain changes. It takes the trauma and puts it in a box so that we can survive the pain.” Gaga says she believes Ford was triggered when Kavanaugh’s name came up for the Supreme Court and that’s why Dr. Ford chose to come forward to protect this country. Honestly, this moved me. Gaga was speaking about how trauma manifests itself in the body in her Vogue interview too, and I appreciate and agree with her assessment of what happened to Dr. Ford, and what happens to so many survivors.

Lady Gaga arrives at the 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert'

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13 Responses to “Lady Gaga discusses trauma and how she believes Dr. Christine Blasey Ford”

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  1. Erin says:

    I’m usually the last person to “yasss queen” Lady Gaga, but Yasssss queen!

  2. Aerohead21 says:

    As a mental health counselor: yes trauma manifested in the body. That is why good trauma therapy involves identifying physical symptoms.

  3. CariBean says:

    I was all set to come here and make a snarky comment about that horrible wig she’s been wearing, but I read her statement and shame on me for even thinking something like that. Her statement is dead on and I don’t believe anyone has ever stated the truth as eloquently as she has. She’s so damn awesome.

  4. Chickadee says:

    Here! Here! Raise a glass to Dr. Ford this weekend.

  5. adastraperaspera says:

    Amen, Gaga! Now, get your Little Monsters into the voting booths!

  6. Lilly says:

    Thanks for stepping out there Lady Gaga.

  7. Who ARE These People? says:

    That was wonderful. No hedging. I so admire the deliberation and care that she took with her statement.

  8. Anna says:

    How about the trauma of the Black girls R.Kelly abused, Gaga? You didn’t think of them at all, did you, when you wanted to get ahead in your music career. There has been plenty of media and writing and research on what happened (by the great Jim DeRogatis in Chicago, for one) so feigning that you didn’t know about it won’t work. Gaga is forever cancelled for this as is anyone else who continues to support, work with, and play the music of that pedophile who has still not been brought to justice. But I guess the freedom and self-expression and victimhood is only for white women or whoever Gaga deems worthy. Black women and girls never matter to anyone. #We’reAllWeGot

    • Haapa says:

      I am so so grateful for what Dr. Ford has done but, YES. 100%. Black women and girls never matter. It makes me so angry.