One of the most powerful moments from the Academy Awards Sunday night came as Lady Gaga performed “Til It Happens to You”, a song she wrote for a documentary called “The Hunting Ground”, which is about rapes on campuses in the United States.
The Hollywood Reporter posted a video of the performance on Twitter, which is embedded above. The Hollywood Reporter reports the song was introduced by Vice President Joe Biden, who received a standing ovation after saying of the song that too many men and women are victims of sexual abuse and that, “They did nothing wrong.”
Partway through the song, Lady Gaga is joined by men and women with messages relating to surviving a sexual assault written on their bodies. Those people are reportedly survivors of sexual assault, and many seemed to be very emotional as they stood alongside Lady Gaga.