One of the 2016 Oscars most emotional moments came from Lady Gaga‘s performance where she joined together with Vice President Joe Biden to advocate for victims of sexual assault.

Gaga sang passionately, her Oscar-nominated song, “Til It Happens to You,” which came from the documentary The Hunting Ground, which investigated sexual assaults that have occurred at American colleges.

Gaga’s performance had the audience on their feet giving a standing ovation to the 50 sexual assault victims that joined her on stage. They each exposed their forearms to reveal such phrases like, “Survivor,” “You Are Love,” “Unbreakable” and “Not Your Fault.”

As the survivors exited the stage, Brie Larson made sure to hug every sexual assault survivor for their courage in coming forward. A number of celebrities took to social media to show their support for Gaga and the It’s On Us campaign.

“ItsOnUs These survivors. Wow. Floored by the courage. And beauty. And realness. #Oscars @ladygaga Thank you,” Kerry Washington wrote on Twitter.

“Completely crying. So much love for those brave survivors   @ItsOnUs,” Jessica Chasten wrote.


Gaga shared photos on Instagram showing all the survivors and sharing with her fans a heart wrenching story that she has kept a secret for many years. She had 50 sexual assault survivors on stage with her plus one – herself – so in total 51 survivors. She captioned one photo on Instagram, “51 ??surviving and thriving.”

51 ??surviving and thriving

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