Do you know what happened this past Sunday night? Yes – the SuperBowl. Do you know how many people tuned in? Over 111 million worldwide. You would think that Monday morning, people all over the world would be talking about the unbelievable comeback the New England Patriots made. Although that was the cooler talk, I was surprised to hear of another conversation the world was having.
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (Lady Gaga), performed during the half-time show where over 111 million watched worldwide. In my opinion (that many others share), she put off an incredible performance and was the perfect musical act for this years SuperBowl. However, I’m baffled to say that many people around the world didn’t focus on her musical talent. Instead, they focused on her body and their perception of what “the perfect body” should look like.
By the time Lady Gaga hit the stage, Twitter exploded with tweets about her body, her look, her weight, and a lot worse. I see a lot of major problems with that – here is my two cents.
For the people body shaming Lady Gaga, I have no time for you.
You must have some serious issues that you feel the need to disrespect someone’s body, because to you, it’s not “perfect”. I mean, how upset at life are you that you publicly want to embarrass someone’s physical appearance? Instead of critiquing her music or her performance, they laughed at her body. Not cool. I won’t share any of the messages that I saw, but they are cruel.
Body shamming is becoming far too common and if your friends are doing it, you need to find new people to hang out with. Celebrities, in particular females, are often criticized for not looking a certain way. Celebrities or not, these are real people we are talking about, with feeling and emotions – just like yours.
Lady Gaga could have responded to the haters in so many different ways. Instead of sinking down to their level, she took the high road shared this image on her Instagram:
“I’m proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too” – Lady Gaga
Take this opportunity to appreciate where you are in life, and everything that comes with it. Be proud of your body and don’t let what others say keep you down. You are strong and beautiful; tell yourself that every day.
Lady Gaga’s performance was amazing, she’s an incredible individual, and she deserves every bit of success that she has. I have gained a tremendous amount of respect for Lady Gaga after this week, and I hope you did too.
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