January 15th, 2010
07:10 PM ET

Lady Gaga will give Haiti a 'Monster' donation

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Lady Gaga may be overworked to the point of exhaustion, but that’s not stopping her from committing to help the victims of the 7.0 earthquake that struck Haiti Tuesday.

The singer/provocateur performed on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Friday, and mentioned that proceeds from an upcoming concert would go towards Haiti relief efforts.

“Haiti's still suffering,” she told Winfrey. “And I was thinking earlier, because I was in New York during 9/11 and I always felt, the level of disaster isn't in the neighborhood of what is happening in Haiti, but I just remember feeling nobody really understood. And I worry that young people don't know enough about what's going on there.”

Although Gaga has canceled or postponed some performances on her Monster Ball tour since she collapsed from exhaustion Thursday, the New York City concert on January 24th is still on.

“And I will say today that on the 24th, the Monster Ball [show] in New York City, all of the money that I make in ticket sales and merchandise will go to Haiti,” Gaga said on Winfrey’s show.

Gaga’s rep told CNN that she’s also donating all proceeds from her last radio show to Haiti, plus all the proceeds from merchandise purchased on January 24 from her site, ladygaga.com.

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  1. puppy0134

    if she's doing something to help out the world... why hate it's not like she's commiting genocide.

    January 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. kevin

    By the way, Gaga said all merch purchased on that date will be donated. If she were quiet about it, less people would purchase on that day and less money would be donated to Haiti. Damn, when did people get so critical of good deeds?

    To william: I donated $20 to Haiti (I'm a 'poor' college student). What about you? 😉

    January 20, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. Angela

    It's great that she's donating, but isn't there something in the Bible about "doing your good deeds quietly?"
    Yes, maybe she's trying to raise awareness, who knows.

    January 18, 2010 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. citizenUSA

    Magnanamous for doing a great thing, self-indulgent to make a media event out of it. All you have to do is set it in motion. There's always someone else who would publicize it.

    January 18, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. DannyR

    K Rho ...and she's not just donating the 'profits'....she's donating the 'proceeds'....all the revenue. That's a major commitment, which means she is paying the production costs for that show, and her shows are not cheap.

    January 18, 2010 at 1:13 am | Report abuse |
  6. K Rho

    William, The point of announcing it is to try and collect as much money as possible for the Donation. She will not be making more money but will giving more. It also encourages more people to participate if they know their purchase is going to help a fantastic cause. Not to mention it is very rare for an Artist/Company to donate all profits to a cause. Often it is "a portion." Although Poker Face makes my eyes bleed every time I hear it I really applaud her generous offer. How much money can you generate in one night?

    January 17, 2010 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Paul Genesse

    Dear William, I believe that your grasp of reality is tenuous at best. When stars give massive amounts of money to help people, like the suffering people of Haiti, and announce it to the world, their fans give as well. The whole idea is to say it loud and get lots of people involved with the relief efforts.

    January 17, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Carlos

    Wow... really, William?
    Somebody with some national recognition does something that will hopefully inspire others to do the same, and you criticize them for it?
    Tell us, what have you (Shhhhh), quietly done lately ?
    GaGa announced that proceeds from sales would go to Haiti ... you couldn't just leave it at "Thank You" ?

    January 17, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. Tim

    I agree that celebrities can be a little full of themselves, but in this case is it really that bad? If she is publicizing what she is doing, she is also raising awareness and maybe will spur her fans and others to help as well.

    January 17, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. Dale

    Come on William. When you are raising that money with ticket and merchandise sales you have to talk about it in order to increase the sales.

    January 17, 2010 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
  11. Wutthefrak

    @William: You -DO- realize that announcing your donating [as a celebrity] brings awareness to donating right? And the more celebrities that announce their donating, the more other celebrities are likely to do it, even if it's just to save face.

    It would be one thing if the earthquake happened months ago, it's another when it's still fresh in everyone's head.

    Kudos to ALL celebrities doing what they can and providing even more awareness to this tragedy.

    January 17, 2010 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. Katie G

    She should donate to Kate's eight kids. Then they can have a show and talk about it.

    January 17, 2010 at 1:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. Lakshmi

    I love Lady Gaga. And by the way...it is helpful for people who donate to let others know. It inspires others to donate and lets people know there are those who care. Imagine...if no one who donated ever made mention of it.

    January 17, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. Grace

    I actually think its good for celebs to talk about their involvement with charity. It makes people more aware and want to follow suit. At the very least, it made you stop to read this article. It generates interest.

    Very generous Lady Gaga!

    January 16, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Robert

    True William; however, "Never let a pefectly good tragedy go to waste."

    January 16, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Jaime

    William, when a celebrity announces their donation publically it isn't just for spotlight's sake, its to encourage not only other artists to follow suit but it also announces to sponsors, fans, and friends to also support the cause. People are sheep and sometimes need to be led into the spirit of giving. Also, by announcing which concert and day that the proceeds will be donated from her merchandise, it encourages people to attend or buy on that day so that the most amount of money can be raised. Please think about looking at all sides of a situation before casting aspersions.

    January 16, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Debra R

    Maybe she can also donate all those clothes she no longer wears too.

    Just funning...thank you for taking you time to help Lady GaGa.

    January 16, 2010 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  18. William

    ONCE AGAIN...another celebrity (Lady Bla Bla) announcing to the world that he/she is donating to Haiti. Thank you, thank you, for God's sake, thank you. HOWEVER, in the true spirit of giving, do it (shhhhhh...) quietly and annonymously, instead. It's not always about you.

    January 16, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |

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