Body Shaming On the Super Bowl® Stage: Lady Gaga’s Positive Response! by Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead

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Body Shaming On the Super Bowl® Stage: Lady Gaga’s Positive Response!

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.

Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Yes yes yes, Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead! Where do people get off criticizing others like that, especially ones with her talent and guts? If you can do better, then go do better, folks, and good luck with that, LOL! Thanks for saying what so many of us feel...
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
I couldn't agree more, Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds !I'd like to see the critics out-perform her or spread more messages of kindness and equality with THEIR music! :)
Mindy Hudon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Kudos to Lady Gaga! Beautiful inside and out! Fantastic performance and an amazing spirit!
Christine Jones
Agree Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead ! Lady Gaga is such an inspiration and shame on the haters!
Kim Kusiciel
I love Lady Gaga and am totally inspired by her, and so are my 3 kids!! She rocks!
Nicole DeAvilla
Thanks Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead for sharing this. Besides it being a ridiculous criticism, we need more body positive messages for our children.
Geraldine Matlaga
Very well stated Ann Marie. I agree with your view.

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