If you weathered the Academy Awards last night, you may have been pleasantly jolted out of your seat by Lady Gaga’s pitch-perfect tribute for the 50th anniversary of The Sound of Music.
After Gaga belted out her medley of the musical’s numbers in an uncharacteristically conservative chiffon gown, none other than Julie Andrews came out to give her blessing to the tribute and to give Gaga a big hug.
Then came the haters:
— DJ Rubiconski (@Rubiconski) February 23, 2015
On FB: People calling Lady Gaga a zionist devil-worshipper. OK.
— Erna Mahyuni (@ernamh) February 23, 2015
— KuddlyKalli (@KuddlyKalli) February 23, 2015
6 weeks after Israel killed 2000+ in Gaza, Lady Gaga said the world was wrong on Israel ’cause everyone was so nice to her @TerrinaMajnoona
— Julie (@NYCJulieNYC) February 23, 2015
— susi hoy (@palestininianpr) February 23, 2015
Despite intense pressure from the BDS movement to boycott Israel, Lady Gaga performed in Tel Aviv last September. “Put your hands up and cheer for yourselves,” she told the crowd. “You are strong, you are brave, you are confident, and I f*cking love you, Israel.”
Afterward, she stressed that “the world view of Israel is just not reality.”
“It’s in a beautiful place, the people are in good spirits. I had a very emotional show with those fans. It was wonderful.”