Lady Gaga is becoming a new spokesperson, but for what? The answer is drought awareness. The five-time Grammy Award winner will soon be announcing a public service announcement telling residents of California to participate in helping California with their drought issues.
Lady Gaga’s involvement is because of a new video she wanted to shoot at the luxurious Hearst Castle. The famous San Simeon estate is now a state park and is also included in helping with California’s water drought issue. The Castles marble-lined Neptune pool was drained in January, but the conflict was that Lady Gaga wanted it filled for her film shoot.
Due to conflict of Interest a compromise had to be made between park officials and Lady Gaga. What was decided is that Gaga will pay for the water being pumped from an on-site storage irrigation facility to fill up the Neptune pool. Due to the fact that the pool was cracked, it was leaking 5,000 gallons of water per day. Therefore, Lady Gaga agreed to have the water returned to the irrigation facility, and she will pay the cost of the transfer back and forth from the facility.
In order to demonstrate how much Lady Gaga is supporting California’s water drought issues; Lady Gaga will donate $250,000 to the Hearst Castle Foundation; which part of it will be used to repair the damage to the pool that’s causing it to leak. Plus Gaga has to pay $22,000 just to be able to film on the San Simeon estate, in addition to paying $25,000 for a water supply study in Cambria, based on the statement from the Hearst Castle Foundation.
Just to make the deal even better, in order for Gaga to get her public service announcement for water conservation out to her fans, she is using twitter to get the message across to her 41 million twitter followers, and everywhere else on social media.
As a result, Lady Gaga’s huge contributions have caught Governor Jerry Brown’s attention. The governor had written a thank you letter to Gaga, and the letter says this:
“I want to personally thank you for the aide(sic) and assistance you are providing to Hearst Castle, the communities surrounding San Simeon and the state as a whole, I’ve called on all Californians to conserve water in every way possible and the assistance you are providing will aide in that effort.”
This must be a big video for Lady Gaga to be contributing this much to it. Lady Gaga’s videos are known to be out of this world. In fact, just for this video, Gaga was bitten by a poisonous Slow Loris, which is animal she was using in her video. Lady Gaga is always full of surprises.