Sunday was the Super Bowl.
Now I love football, but this year the only thing I wanted to see was the halftime show. I’m seriously all heart-eye emojis over Lady Gaga…Not only does she have an insane amount of talent, but her message of inclusiveness is on point.
The show was amazing… If you haven’t seen it, please check it out on YouTube. Every time I see her perform she gains a little more of my respect…I mean, singing live while flying around on wires, playing instruments, and dancing? She’s just magic, dammit.
Also? “Hey Dad! Hi Mom!” Adorable.
Of course, there are always critics. I knew people would complain…but I didn’t expect to actually see comments on her body. Specifically, her stomach.
I don’t think I need to say how ridiculous these people are. I probably don’t need to point out that her physical appearance has absolutely nothing to do with her talent. And really, it’s obvious that she wouldn’t be able to pull off such a physically demanding performance if she were in terrible physical shape.
But really, look at her stomach. Those obliques are no joke. I guarantee she’s got a rock-hard six pack under that little bit of skin. She mentioned in a number of interviews that she went through some intense physical training (like versa-climbing while singing) to prepare for a show that was basically all cardio. All. Cardio.
We might want to remember that she also suffered from an eating disorder at one point, so I was glad to see how great she looked…and how comfortable she now is in her own skin.
I’m amazed at how people react to seeing a real, fit, non-airbrushed woman. Newsflash: none of us look like what you see in magazines. Hell, the women in those magazines don’t even look like that in real life. We have stretch marks, scars, cellulite, loose skin, wrinkles… Stop looking for flaws to hate. I mean, they’re there. We all have them.
Maybe we could just stop judging women by physical appearance alone. Try seeing our talents, goals, opinions…We are so much more than our bodies.
So if you really have a problem with that little bit of skin folded over the top of her shorts, feel free to fat shame me as well.
In fact, I think my rolls are bigger than hers.
And if you think this is bad, you should see what happens when I eat dairy.
What did you think of the Super Bowl? Did you love Lady Gaga’s show? Tell me in the comments!