Lady Gaga: Melania Trump campaigning for anti-bullying is 'hypocrisy'

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  • Lady Gaga is an anti-bullying advocate
  • She said Melania Trump is a hypocrite for trying to join that cause

Washington (CNN)Lady Gaga has joined the chorus of those criticizing Melania Trump days after the would-be first lady gave a speech decrying bullying online.

".@MELANIATRUMP to say u will stand for "anti-bullying" is hypocrisy. Your husband is 1 of the most notorious bullies we have ever witnessed," the pop artist tweeted.
    Trump's speech on Thursday was her first since her maligned address at the Republican National Committee in July, where she was criticized for plagiarizing a portion of a Michelle Obama speech.
    Last week's speech drew fire from many people after Trump dedicated a portion of to call for less hostility on the internet.
    Her husband, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, has regularly used his Twitter account to launch personal attacks against people, including against one-time rival Sen. Ted Cruz's wife, Heidi Cruz.
    "There was a collective gasp across the nation going, 'Have you met your husband Donald?' " said Alice Stewart, a former Cruz communications official, on CNN's "The Lead" Thursday.
    Lady Gaga, a Hillary Clinton supporter, founded an anti-bullying nonprofit with her mother called the Born This Way Foundation.
    Trump has said as first lady one of her principal causes would be to campaign against cyber-bullying.