The Super Bowl was incredible for so many reasons this year. The game itself was one of the greatest comebacks in the history of football, the commercials had us laughing and crying, and Lady Gaga’s unbelievable half-time performance just about stole the show.
(In case you somehow missed the half-time show, or you just want to relive it one more time, you can watch the full half-time video below!)
From flying down from the top of the stadium, swinging on ropes, extensive dancing and still managing to sound great, the performance was without a doubt captivating! Not to mention that this was all done in high-heeled stiletto boots.
For her final song, “Bad Romance,” Lady Gaga took to the stage in a crop top and shorts, looking fit and healthy. Yet, somehow, body-shamers are making her “belly” the center of attention. Not her performance, or her vocals, but her “belly.”
Trolls took to Twitter calling her stomach a “flat tire of fat.”
Another Twitter user chimed in saying it’s the Super Bowl not the “Super Roll.”
Lady Gaga had a little gut in her. It's the Super Bowl not the Super Roll
— Big Gooch 🤠 #BlackLivesMatter (@AlecRPar) February 6, 2017
And another referred to her stomach as “flab swinging around.”
Thankfully, Lady Gaga’s fan base, her “Little Monsters,” were quick to come to her rescue!
Lady Gaga and I have the same stomach and I've never felt more inspired/confident #gaga
— char (@charzannrose) February 6, 2017
Lady Gaga jumped off a roof last night and i saw an article that said her "fat roll was a little distracting" Really? That's all you got?
— SNKRS App Hater (@Optimus_Val) February 6, 2017
And we wonder why girls suffer body image problems, comments on Lady Gaga's body are a problem with YOU not her, normal comes in all shapes
— 🚴🏻♂️ ɹǝʇlnoԀ pıʌɐᗡ 🚴🏻♂️ 𝔹𝕖 𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕕 😷 (@Retlouping) February 6, 2017
Not only is Lady Gaga inspiring people across the country, but she’s in unbelievable shape, people! The endurance and cardio required to put on a show like that is ridiculously difficult. Before the performance, Gaga shared her journey to the Super Bowl including her workout prep.
Captioning the photo “Training. Everyday all day.”
Since the Super Bowl, Lady Gaga has been quiet about the comments and trolls trying to bring her down. But now, her silence has been broken. Lady Gaga recently responded to the people body shaming her, and it’s the most perfect comeback.
Gaga shared her response through a powerful Instagram post stating:
“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”
So, body-shamers, please step up. Put on the high-heeled stiletto boots, try doing even a fraction of Lady Gaga’s performance and then come talk to us about a teeny tiny belly roll.
Thank you Lady Gaga for empowering women of all shapes and sizes! I’m now an even bigger fan.