Lady Gaga’s “belly” lights up social media
Lady Gaga had a kick-ass halftime show at Sunday’s Superbowl. But it wasn’t the incredibly aerodynamic performance she executed seamlessly that had everyone talking following her performance. It was her belly.
Yup. You read that right.
You may be thinking, “Belly? Lady Gaga? Are we talking about the same person?” — and you would be right to be confused. One of Gaga’s outfits had some sparkling boy shorts that were slightly snug around her lower waist. The result — gasp!— a little flesh appeared over the top of them.
She killed it with the bedazzled football pads and hot pants. She commanded the stage and delivered hit after hit. She ran all over the place while managing to hold a tune. And she actually hung suspended over the football field for several minutes before she descended to the stage. Long story short — she was freaking incredible.
You can always count on the internet to ruin a party though. Twitter lit up with people slamming her for her “belly.” It should be noted that most of them were men.
— Gary Smith (@GarySmith_NY) January 2, 2017
Wtf, Gary? Explain yourself.
— Nathan (@negans_swing) February 6, 2017
Says a guy hiding behind a cartoon face.
— NASCAR Guy (@MegaDriver86) February 6, 2017
Says the guy whose avatar is a picture of a race car.
Lady Gaga gotta cover that stomach back up
— KM (@KingKevinM_) February 6, 2017
NO, men. Stop.
Unfortunately, this is just how life as a woman is. No matter how incredible you are, there will always be those hell-bent on skewering you if they think you’re not meeting some totally unrealistic expectations regarding what the female form should look like. It’s utter bullshit, and her fans know this. They quickly came to her defense.
Me: "Lady Gaga's halftime show was incredible."
Guy: "Yeah but did you see all of her stomach fat? That's just not attracti-"
— keaton bell (@keatonkildebell) February 6, 2017
Best part of the halftime show was @ladygaga totally rocking her less than "perfect" stomach on national television. Empowering AF.
— Shannon (@shannonigans44) February 6, 2017
AND not being ashamed about having a bit of stomach fat, like every NORMAL HUMAN BEING! @ladygaga earned some real respect from me tonight.
— Nicole L (@xTheNameIsNikki) February 6, 2017
Let it be noted that Lady Gaga once pulled off wearing a dress made entirely of meat. This woman can wear whatever the hell she wants, and look incredible doing it. We love you Gaga, least of all for how beautiful you are. You’re brave, you have a full heart, and every inch of you kicks ass.