Lady Gaga Fires Back at Her Super Bowl Body-Shamers (UPDATE)
And her response is 100 percent class…
“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 wrote in a February 7 Instagram.
“No matter who you are or what you do.”
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
Original story (2/6/2017 11:26 a.m. ET): Lady Gaga left her head and her heart on the dance floor at her Super Bowl halftime show last night, February 5, but some viewers are jumping at the chance to body-shame her.
(And doing so, we imagine, while sedentary on their couches and not baring their midriffs in front of millions of viewers!)
The 30-year-old pop star wowed the Super Bowl LI crowd at Houston’s NRG Stadium — performing a career-spanning medley of songs from “Just Dance” to “Million Reasons” — amid a dazzling display of drones, pyrotechnics, and flashy costumes.
And despite Gaga’s enviable fitness — with a physique and a stamina most of us would die for — Twitter trolls couldn’t help mocking the, what, 1 percent of body fat she bared?
“#Gaga #SuperBowl, that belly flap though!” @Peters_Nico wrote.
“I just feel like #Gaga’s dough should’ve been tucked in better,” @jfsartain said.
Other tweets were even more flagrant in their offensiveness, believe it or not.
“Lady Gaga is kinda fat,” @oweniaco commented.
“Lady Gaga more like lady chubby tummy,” @Thinkboutits wrote (in a valiant attempt at humor).
Tons of fans rose to Mother Monster’s defense, though.
“Love her little belly #teambelly,” @quintabrunson wrote.
“I would be remiss not to give honorary mention to #Gaga’s perfect belly roll,” @uppercase_C said.
“For the girls who understand warm bread and olive oil.”
And other people denied the existence of the belly entirely. (We give them the applause, applause, applause.)
“This is why 1.6 [million] people struggle with eating disorders in the UK,” journalist Hana Carter tweeted. “Belly? Are you friggin kidding me?!”
“The best thing about the #PepsiHalftime was when my dad said that Lady Gaga had a belly and my mom said he was a f—king idiot,” writer Carli Velocci said.
Meanwhile, @October_mist_ wrote what we all at Wetpaint are thinking:
“If Lady Gaga is ‘fat,’ I want to be fat. Like seriously. How can I achieve that?”
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