Lady Gaga, Performed at the Pepsi Zero Sugar Super Bowl on Sunday and gave us a show to remember.
She began with a rendition of the US National Anthem whilst casually standing at the top of Staples Centre, dressed in a dazzling blue playsuit, before she launched herself into the stadium.
Gaga, her real name Stefani Germanotta, then proceeded to perform a selection of her biggest hits to over 111 million viewers.
With intense light displays, energetic choreography and a three second costume change, Gaga managed the whole thing with impeccable vocals and a composure that shan’t go unnoticed. The performance focused on uniting everyone together, despite the political uproar of Trump’s inauguration- something Gaga had been leading protests on in the upcoming weeks to the performance.
Despite everything great about these impressive 13 minutes, Gaga was subject to online body shaming about and alleged ‘pot belly.’
A number of people took to Twitter and YouTube to make offensive comments about her body weight after she sported some shorts and a cropped top following the costume change. Certain accounts mentioned that there was “flab on her stomach swinging around,” and how she “needs to do some crunches if she wants to show her flabby belly.”
Such comments caused the Pop singer to speak out on her social media. Gaga, a keen advocate for equality, posted on Instagram to her 23 million followers about how she “love[s] her body and you should too. No matter who you are or what you do.” This post gained over 1.2 million likes.
Megan Hill asks people their opinions on the body shaming Lady Gaga experienced this weekend.