Vice President Joe Biden will attend the Oscars on Sunday and introduce Lady Gaga’s performance of “Til It Happens to You,” an administration official confirms to The Hollywood Reporter.
The singer is nominated for best original song for her and Diane Warren’s composition from the documentary The Hunting Ground, about campus sexual assault.
Biden is a longtime advocate against sexual assault and domestic violence and the author of the 1994 Violence Against Women Act and will use the opportunity to call on everyone watching to visit ItsOnUs.org to take the pledge to stand up, speak out and help change the culture around sexual assault. Biden has been one of the main advocates for the “It’s On Us” campaign, which asks people to pledge to to recognize that sex without consent is assault, intervene instead of standing by if an act of sexual assault is taking place and create an environment in which sexual assault is unacceptable and survivors are supported. …
Biden isn’t the first sitting vice president to attend the Oscars. In 1931, then-Vice President Charles Curtis attended the 4th Academy Awards on President Herbert Hoover’s behalf.