Lady Gaga faced anti-gay protesters on Saturday night as a Kansas-based church group picketed her show in St. Louis. The radical right-wing protesters, from Westboro Baptist Church, reportedly feel that Gaga is a “false prophetess.”
The “Paparazzi” star donates $20,000 from each of her shows to a charity that helps homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth through a partnership with Virgin Mobile. Gaga posted a message on Facebook to warn fans of the protests before the concert.
In her message, Lady Gaga told fans: “Do not interact with them, or try to fight. Do not respond to any of their provocation. Don’t waste your words or feelings. No matter what you hear or see you are more fortunate and blessed than they are, and in your heart just pray for them.”
Despite picketing by the right-wing group, no conflicts were reported and the show went on as planned. After the concert, Lady Gaga thanked her fans via Twitter for coming out despite the protest.
“Tonight love and hate met in St. Louis. And love outnumbered the hate, in poetic thousands. Hate left. But love stayed. + Together, we sang,” she tweeted
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