Lady Gaga's Pray For Japan Bracelet

i-25b2b4ddb912ff10886d4987b70c8362-BGAMLG88-thumb-300x300-62489.jpg

Lady Gaga just announced to her close to 9 million Twitter followers that she has designed a "Prayer bracelet" to raise funds for Japan.

i-fea13f6750cfd5bcd07c3ac78793ab6f-Gaga_Tweet-thumb-960x720-62492.jpg

What a brilliant way for a celebrity to raise funds for an important humanitarian project. Go "little monsters"!

You can order one, or more, here.

Why the connection to Japan?


UPDATE MAR. 17:


>$250,000 raised from Lady Gaga's bracelets!

@ladygaga Lady Gaga

Monsters: in just 48 hrs you've raised a quarter of a million dollars for Japan Relief. RT: http://bit.ly/f0aYwZ. It's important we help. X

On Friday, along with a purchase link and photo of the bracelet, Gaga announced to her army of loyal admirers on Twitter, "I Designed a Japan Prayer Bracelet....ALL proceeds will go to Tsunami Relief Efforts. Go Monsters."

'We Pray For Japan' is emblazoned on the accessory, which also features a red hand forming Gaga's famous "monster" claw motion.

Lady Gaga's connection to Japan is a strong one. She got two tattoos there in 2009, including one that reads 'Tokyo Love.' Of her meaningful collaboration with legendary Japanese photographer Araki, she explained at the time, "He did not photograph my image; he photographed my soul."

And she introduced a mysterious alter ego in 2010, male model Jo Calderone (although she hasn't confirmed it was her), posing for a cover of Vogue Hommes Japan in a guy's white shirt and Elvis-style pompadour.

As word of the devastation in Japan spread (including news on Saturday of a magnitude-6 earthquake in the northern city of Fukushima), many celebs have been rallying followers on Twitter to pitch in for Japan tsunami relief, with countless tweets posted pleading for donations to the Red Cross.

The Red Cross urges: "Text REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and tsunami throughout the Pacific."

More like this

I've been thinking a lot about how to support victims and their families in Japan since the earthquake and tsunami struck last Friday. Ben Parr at Mashable gives us some simple, concrete ways we can help in his article, "Japan Earthquake & Tsunami: 7 Simple Ways to Help." Please do what you…
Lady Gaga's new perfume - could it be an intersection of art, fashion, marketing, desire, pheromones, molecular biology? Perhaps. From The New York Times interview posted today, "Lady Gaga at Paris Fashion Week": Lady Gaga: It's a smell of many different things, I don't want to give too much…
Bill Donohue was looking awfully silly demanding that the Empire State Building celebrate Mother Teresa's birthday, so I guess he needed a new cause. He found one. The Catholic League is outraged by Lady Gaga's new video. Lady Gaga is playing Madonna copy cat, squirming around half-naked with half-…
Jonathan Eisen (@phylogenomics) shared this wonderful Lady Gaga lab spoof on Twitter the other day. It rocks. And, it makes me wonder if my pals who've been thinking about getting students interested in careers by having scientists talk on camera might be going at this the wrong way. Sure,…

Where do u getcthe damn braceles. Because I basicly just drove a freakin circle around SD lookin for the damn bracelets

Joey, you buy them on the website linked to in the article, not in a real store.

I saw a nice quote about this earlier somewhere.
"Pray for Japan. It's the least you can do. Literally."

By timepiecekevinj (not verified) on 13 Mar 2011 #permalink

I always wonder how "all proceeds" is defined. Is it the total dollars taken, total -production costs, total -production costs-much much overhead? I'd rather know exactly what percentage of each dollar taken goes to the actual relief.

And pray if you want, it might make you feel better. Just don't expect it to help the victims.

The cynic in me says she's upset there's something out there getting more attention than her.

There are people going thru a living hell and your asking how much money actually goes to them. They don't care how much comes they are just happy others care enough to help with what little they have.

I personally thank god for these celebrities who are helping when others can't. God Bless them!

I went to the link, but the buy now button does not work.
And will it ship to UK?

I think its absolutely great what Lady Gaga is doing to help the disaster struck people in Japan. I really hope a lot of other celebrities are going to follow in her footsteps.

This catastrophe in Japan is of unprecedented proportions and we should all do our utmost best to help those people.

Regards,
Tiffany

By Tiffany Antonius (not verified) on 22 Mar 2011 #permalink