What do you get when you put a pop star and the former vice president of the United States in one video? A powerfully moving appeal to support sexual assault survivors.
According to HuffPost, former Vice President Joe Biden and Lady Gaga teamed up to create a PSA for Biden’s “It’s On Us” campaign, a project he started in 2014 to stop sexual assaults on college campuses around America. In the video, HuffPost says the duo not only asks viewers to not be bystanders to abuse, they also urged survivors to seek support.
“I am a sexual assault survivor,” Gaga said in the video. “I know the effects, the aftermath, the trauma ― psychological, physical, mental. It can be terrifying waking up every day feeling unsafe in your own body.”
But, Gaga followed her experience by saying that having a support system that is loving and safe can help survivors power through.
Biden spoke on the importance of intervention this way: “It’s on everyone to intervene, to stop abuse when they see it, and when they hear about it, to intervene.”
Agreed. Watch the PSA here.