Body Shaming On the Super Bowl® Stage: Lady Gaga’s Positive Response! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Following Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl® performance, people took to the Internet to comment on her appearance, or more specifically, “the flab on her belly swinging around.” What I saw was a strong, healthy, fit woman on that stage (not to mention talented!). I would defy any of them to attempt the workout that was that performance! Body shaming Lady Gaga, seriously? These people should be ashamed of themselves.
This is yet another example of the unrealistic, unfair, sexist and dangerous messages we send to women about their bodies. But rather than focus on the negativity or denounce her critics, Lady Gaga had this 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 ... Be you, and be relentlessly you…”
Thank you, Lady Gaga, for this beautiful message, and for being YOU. Read more about Lady Gaga and the Super Bowl® body shaming via CNBC here.