Lady Gaga Hangs Out With Julian Assange At Ecuadorian Embassy [Photo]
Apparently, Lady Gaga and Julian Assange hang out.
The Business Insider reports that Lady Gaga visited the controversial WikiLeaks head on Monday night at London’s Ecuadorian embassy where he has been shacked up for months waiting on his asylum request to go through. Gaga was in London promoting her new perfume and responded to a tweet from rapper MIA inviting her to come out to visit Assange.
We don’t know what happened at the meet up (or if rapper MIA was even there), but Gaga and Assange seemed to get on well, as the singer posted the below picture of the two together 24 hours after afterwards, reports Death and Taxes.
Both Lady Gaga and Julian Assange have courted a fair amount of controversy lately. Not only does Lady Gaga’s career offer new twists and turns every day, she shocked (and inspired) the world by very openly confronting her own body issues and starting an eating disorder-related body image movement. Perhaps Gaga is getting to the point where controversy has gotten her just enough attention for her to start doing some real good. Who knows? We’re fans either way.
Assange is controversial for his own reasons, having earned the ire of most first-world governments through his website WikiLeaks and having been formally declared an enemy of the United States recently. He has spent the better part of the year on the lam, trying desperately to outrun the federal bodies who wish to see him jailed or worse. Some call him a hero; others call him an opportunist. You can find plenty on Assange from both perspectives here on IQ.
Still, the coupling of Lady Gaga and Julian Assange is one of those “so strange it must be true” moments that somehow bridges the unexpected to the completely expected, especially from Gaga. It’s a surprise, but then, is it really surprising?
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