On Tuesday, singer Lady Gaga took to Instagram to shut down body shamers who criticized her figure at the Super Bowl.
She told her followers, "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.”
Gaga also used lyrics from her single “A Million Reasons” to drive the point home. She wrote, "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."
Though she pulled in the second-most viewed Super Bowl halftime performance of all time, her aerial acrobatic entrance drew some comparisons to P!nk. In response, P!nk wrote on Instagram, "Lady Gaga killed it yesterday. Her voice was powerful and beautiful, her outfits were on point, choreography stellar, her heart was in it and she sang about love and inclusiveness, all in front of millions and millions of people. Let's celebrate a woman who has the guts to jump off a roof and stand up there in the first place. Who cares if I flew first? Cause I didn't! Cirque and Peter Pan been in the air for years!”
Despite the body shamers and criticism, Gaga’s sales have gone through the roof since her performance. She sold about 150,000 digital albums on Sunday, which was 1,000% higher than Saturday.
Back in 2011, Lady Gaga shared a positive message on body image with “Extra” while promoting her MAC Cosmetics Viva Glam campaign. Watch!