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Joe Biden Gets Standing Ovation at Oscars

Joe Biden urged attendees and viewers of the 88th Academy Awards to “take the pledge” to end campus sexual assault on college campuses.

Biden, who introduced Lady Gaga’s performance of a song from rape doc “The Hunting Ground,” received a standing ovation as he took the stage.

“I’m the least qualified person here,” he told the audience.

“Take the pledge,” the vice president said while promoting the website It’sOnUs.org. “A pledge that says I will intervene in situations when consent has not or cannot be given. Let’s change the culture. We must and we can change the culture so that no abused woman or man like the survivors you will see tonight ever have to ask themselves ‘what did I do?’ They did nothing wrong. I really mean this.”

Lady Gaga performed “Till It Happens To You” during the telecast. The singer is a survivor of sexual assault and brought other survivors on stage with her.

Lady Gaga has recently showed her support for Kesha, who lost a law suit against Dr. Luke that would have allowed her to record music outside her contract with Sony and the producer. Kesha wants out of her contract because she said Dr. Luke abused her “sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally.”

Sunday, Lady Gaga tweeted at Kesha, saying she would be thinking of the popstar during her Oscars performance.

The It’s On Us website was not available Sunday night, likely due to high traffic on the website.

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