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Lady Gaga lends support to O.C. gay teen

December 9, 2011 | 10:06 am

Jonah Mowry, the gay Lake Forest teen whose anti-bullying YouTube video went viral this week, has one star-studded fan in his corner: Lady Gaga.

The pop singer tweeted her support for Mowry, who used flashcards in the video to reveal he was gay and to speak about the pain he suffered from being bullied. 

"Please everyone, take a moment to watch this. This is why I work so hard, this is why its wrong to hate," she tweeted, adding a link to Mowry's video.

Lady Gaga has been vocal in the prevention of bullying. On Wednesday, she met with officials at the White House to offer her help with their anti-bullying campaign. 

Meanwhile, Mowry made an appearance on "Good Morning America" Friday with his family to talk about the ordeal. His video currently has more than 7.3 million hits. He said he's happier now and has been overwhelmed by the response.

He said some of his classmates who had bullied him have since apologized and his principal reached out to offer support.


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