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Lady Gaga Stands Up To Online Body Shamers: ‘I’m Proud Of My Body, You Should Be Too’

Lady Gaga took to the stage at the Super Bowl 2017 half time show, and there’s no denying that the 100 million viewers were blown away by her incredible performance.

But despite giving her all for the large crowd gathered in the NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas, Gaga has since been faced with criticism from online body shamers about her Super Bowl debut.

Bullies have branded her as having a ‘pot belly’ and being ‘fat’, with some even saying that the 30-year old super star ‘wasn’t fit enough’ for the performance.

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In true Gaga style, the ‘Bad Romance’ singer fought back and addressed those who have shamed her online through an empowering Instagram post on Tuesday night.

Promoting the idea of being positive about your body and looks, she said,

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. 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.

 

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. 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

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Gaga allegedly spent months training and rehearsing for the Super Bowl performance, which saw her wow the crowd in an extravagant gymnastic set and even jumping off the roof of the stadium.

As well as performing some of her new songs, such as ‘Million Reasons’, she also sang some of her earliest hits such as ‘Poker Face’ and ‘Just Dance’.

It’s clear Gaga isn’t alone when it comes to standing up against body shamers. Many celebrities, including Jenna Dewan Tatum, Nick Jonas and Reese Witherspoon, showed their support and “liked” her empowering post.

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