Lady Gaga claps back at body shamers on Instagram after the Super Bowl

Lady Gaga claps back at body shamers on Instagram after the Super Bowl
Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Source: Matt Slocum/AP
Lady Gaga performs during the halftime show of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
Source: Matt Slocum/AP

After her masterful Super Bowl performance, Lady Gaga faced criticism not because anyone thought her voice was subpar or her dancing was unimpressive, but because some people didn't like the look of her body. 

After her athletic, tour-de-force performance that lasted fourteen minutes, people on Twitter began body shaming the 30-year-old singer. 

Now three days out from the performance, Gaga wants everyone to know that not only does she not have time, but she's more than proud of her body right now. 

In an Instagram posted on Tuesday, Gaga wrote: "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," she continued. "That's the stuff of champions. Thank you so much everyone for supporting me. I love you guys."

Lady Gaga
Source: Mic/Getty Images

In response, her fans are in full support, commenting on her Instagram with things like: "Girl, your body is banging. Keep doing you!!!" and "You tell them Gaga!! Always the trolls behind a screen looking for imperfections in life." 

Gaga, who's struggled with anorexia and bulimia, has been the target of body shaming several times before, notably clapping back in 2014 when people were criticizing her weight in a recent Instagram picture. 

On Twitter, she wrote: "I got a belly sometimes, sometimes I don't." 

And it really doesn't get simpler than that, does it?

How much do you trust the information in this article?

Rachel Lubitz

Rachel is a senior Style writer at Mic. She previously worked for The Washington Post's Style section for more than three years. Feel free to contact her at rachel@mic.com.

MORE FROM

Warrant suggests Justine Damond may have slapped police cruiser before she was fatally shot

The officers involved in the shooting remain on paid administrative leave.

House passes new sanctions against Russia by an enormous margin

The bill also places limits on Trump’s power to ease or end penalties against Russia.

Paul Manafort is meeting with Senate investigators. Here’s what we know about his Russia ties.

Paul Manafort has Russia links dating back more than 10 years.

Yes, Donald Trump can fire Robert Mueller. Here’s how he can do it.

It's a complicated process, and it could get messy, but he can do it.

Charlie Gard’s parents say they want to take their son home to die

The parents are returning to court to fight for their right to take their son home.

Vatican shuts off historic fountains in the midst of devastating drought

Officials say it's the first time they can recall ever shutting off the Vatican's fountains.

Warrant suggests Justine Damond may have slapped police cruiser before she was fatally shot

The officers involved in the shooting remain on paid administrative leave.

House passes new sanctions against Russia by an enormous margin

The bill also places limits on Trump’s power to ease or end penalties against Russia.

Paul Manafort is meeting with Senate investigators. Here’s what we know about his Russia ties.

Paul Manafort has Russia links dating back more than 10 years.

Yes, Donald Trump can fire Robert Mueller. Here’s how he can do it.

It's a complicated process, and it could get messy, but he can do it.

Charlie Gard’s parents say they want to take their son home to die

The parents are returning to court to fight for their right to take their son home.

Vatican shuts off historic fountains in the midst of devastating drought

Officials say it's the first time they can recall ever shutting off the Vatican's fountains.