Critics wrote some nasty comments on Lady Gaga’s body during her performance at the Super Bowl’s half time show and the star hit back
Lady Gaga’s 12 minute performance required a high level of fitness, nonetheless, she was critiqued for wearing a crop top and showing her stomach. “She needs to work on her abs” some critics said, others claimed that her stomach was “flabby” and shouldn’t have been allowed to show it.
In an Instagram post, alongside a picture of her in the now infamous crop-top, Gaga addressed the harsh words. “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.” she wrote.
She continues “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”
The post contained an inspirational message that has resonated with women everywhere which lead it to receive over 30,000 comments, largely of support, and almost a million likes on the popular social media network.
Comments stated that Gaga is such an inspiration, and that the world needs more people who are beautiful on the inside and out. “The people who are negative are just ignorant and miserable with their own life. You are an amazing soul,” added user wrote. Another fan stated: “You do you. Anyone talking about your body is just insecure about their own. Keep emitting love; that’s all that matters.”
Gaga is a champion of being true to oneself and not answering to anyone else, so the post isn’t new or unusual for her.
The artist also isn’t just “all talk” she founded an organization in 2012 called the “Born This Way Foundation”, after the title of one of her Popular songs. The foundation works on helping young people be comfortable and confident with being themselves.
This message is evidently hitting the mark.