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Lady Gaga rips Vice President Pence, wife at Las Vegas Strip show

Updated January 20, 2019 - 9:32 am

Lady Gaga blew up Vice President Mike Pence and his wife with a searing tirade and blew out the power at the Park Theater on Saturday night.

Gaga delivered a scorching criticism of Pence and his wife, Karen, as she sat at the piano while performing “Million Reasons” Saturday night at Park MGM on the Strip.

Gaga passionately took issue with Karen Pence’s return to teaching art at Immanuel Christian School, a private K-8 school in Springfield, Virginia, that seeks to ban LGBTQ and LGBTQ-supportive teachers and students.

“And to Mike Pence who thinks that it’s OK that his wife works at a school that bans LGBTQ. You’re wrong. you’re the worst representation of what it means to be a Christian,” Gaga said as the crowd cheered.”I am a Christian woman, and what I do know about Christianity is that we bear no prejudice and everybody is welcome. So you can take all that disgrace, Mr. Pence, and look yourself in the mirror and you’ll find it right there.”

Gaga also referred to the government shutdown, which she blames on President Trump: “There are people that live paycheck to paycheck that need their money.”

The show’s power cut during a moment in the performance that requires a lot of electricity, when Gaga rides a giant, Transformer-fashioned creature during the song “Scheiße.” As the power returned, she shouted, “I think we blew the (expletive) power out tonight!”

According to Twitter posts, the outage lasted for about 10 minutes, though there were glitches later in the show.

Gaga debuts her “Jazz & Piano” big-band show, the first of nine such dates in the “Enigma” residency, Sunday night.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. His PodKats podcast can be found at reviewjournal.com/podcasts. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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