Despite her ability to leap from tall structures and perform intense choreography all while singing live, a few misguided spectators seemed to think Lady Gaga appeared “out of shape” during her Super Bowl halftime performance. Lady Gaga, in response, wants you to know she couldn’t care less.
The “Born This Way” singer surprised fans with a wardrobe change during her loud and proud Super Bowl Ll halftime show – swapping her sparkly multicolored leotard for a pair of blinged out hot pants and midriff-baring shoulder pads. Some Twitter trolls, however, seemed to think her abs could have been better toned. “Thats an ugly little belly on #LadyGaGa,” one Twitter use wrote Sunday night. “So, am I the only one willing to identify the elephant in the room? Namely Lady Gaga’s beer belly?,” another Super Bowl fan tweeted.
After getting wind of the comments, Gaga posted yet another photo of herself (and the alleged ’belly’) in action with an inspiring and unapologetic caption. “I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too,” she writes. “No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don’t need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed,” she writes. “Be you, and be relentlessly you. That’s the stuff of champions. thank you so much everyone for supporting me. I love you guys. Xoxo, gaga.”
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I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do. I could give you a million reasons why you don't need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That's the stuff of champions. thank you so much everyone for supporting me. I love you guys. Xoxo, gaga
Even better, women on social media stood up to defend Gaga in droves.
The fact that Lady Gaga's "belly" is even a topic of discussion for being fat or not makes me embarrassed for this society.
— MARƗSA (@risaaa_nicole) February 7, 2017
people criticizing lady gaga's "pot belly" and here i am looking like this pic.twitter.com/NC56ixtwWJ
— poop❁locket (@JeanMaya) February 8, 2017
If Lady Gaga is being shunned for her SMALL & PERFECT belly and being called fat then you should should see mine LOL…
— brooke (@BrookeKrassa34) February 8, 2017
New rule: All #ladygaga stomach criticisms must be accompanied by personal belly pic….Along with Grammy tally & 20sec clip of piano skills
— Cliff (@selfwindingtoy) February 8, 2017
Welp, you know what they say…if you ain’t got no haters, you ain’t poppin’. Way to kill ’em with class, Gaga.
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