Body

Lady Gaga rips into fat-shaming Twitter trolls and we can't even deal

Attagirl.

By Ellie McDonald and Bella Brennan
Whether you’re an American Super Bowl fan or not, chances are that, at some point this week, you caught a glitter-filled glimpse of Lady Gaga’s make-your-jaw-drop-with-awe half-time performance.
You may also be aware that she got fat-shamed for it.
But if there's one thing Gaga's good for (well, y'know, aside from the fact she is one helluva performer), it's standing up against the haters.
"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," she wrote in her latest Instagram post.
"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."
Yep, it's official: Lady Gaga for President (sorry, we're not sorry, Trump).
In all seriousness, though, you'd think it would be her incredible talent that would grab the attention, more, the adoration, of the masses - not that her stomach apparently looked “fat”.
“I can see why Lady Gaga was breathing so heavy, her stomach was protesting her #SuperBowl performance,” said one troll.
Another called her “the fat lady” who sang at the Super bowl, while one more said she looked like “sumowrestler” in “diapers”.
Wait… what?!
I’m sorry, but so what if she wasn’t repping a six-pack? Who cares that, at one point, her stomach (barely) hung over her shorts BECAUSE SHE WAS SITTING DOWN, HUNCHED OVER, WHICH HAPPENS TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Not only that, but why is it necessary to tear down someone who, inarguably, embodies more talent than the size of the football stadium she performed in? The answer? It’s not.
"I think it is so pathetic,” agrees feminist commentator and The Project star Gretel Killen. “This woman is extraordinarily talented and as far as I'm concerned, picking on a woman for her appearance is exactly the same 'burn the witch' paradigm that has gone on all millennia."
“We can't find this woman's real strength, and real intelligence? So we'll criticise her for something absolutely irrelevant, and bring her down? It's a sign that those trolls cannot deal with her power. All power to her," Gretel tells Now To Love.
“If I'm in a conversation with a man and he starts commenting on my tone of voice, I just know intellectually he can't deal with it. And that's just what these people are doing - they can't deal with her talent."
Well, for those body bullies who don’t know just how talented she is...
Baby, she was born this way.
Fat? We don't think so.