Lady Gaga puts on glasses and raises $35 million to help fight coronavirus
You guys are in a crisis, I’m on my way.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s... Lady Gaga serving Clark Kent vibes. A look if there ever was one, and for good reason too.
During the World Health Organisation’s media briefing on Monday, Gaga announced that, with the help of the advocacy organisation Global Citizen, she had managed to raise $35 million over the past week for the research and treatment of coronavirus. The power that that has, the clearance that that has, etc.
But she’s not stopping there. Gaga went on to announce a huge virtual concert in collaboration with Global Citizen and the WHO, to honour the efforts of frontline medical workers. The pop legend has helped curate the show’s star-studded line-up, which includes Billie Eilish, Lizzo, and Kacey Musgraves, to name just a few. Hugh Evans, co-founder and CEO of Global Citizen, explained the aims of the “One World: Together At Home” concert in a statement: “Through music, entertainment and impact, the global live-cast will celebrate those who risk their own health to safeguard everyone else’s.”
“We want to highlight the gravity of this historical, unprecedented cultural movement, and we want to celebrate and encourage the power of the human spirit,” said Gaga during the virtual briefing. “I would like to send my prayers to people who are losing their jobs and having a hard time feeding themselves and their children.” Better still, the show will also be free to watch. “We want to raise the money before we go on air. When we do go on air, put your wallets away, your credit cards away, and enjoy the show.” A benevolent king.