On Super Bowl Sunday, Lady Gaga put on an exciting performance. She jumped off the roof (or at least we thought she did), hit the stage, danced and sang her multi-platinum songs as only she can. She looked and sounded AMAZING. People were in awe as she pulled off her performance at the highly coveted Halftime Show. However, that did not stop her from being body shamed.
Designer Stefano Gabbana of Dolce and Gabbana took it upon himself to critique Lady Gaga’s abs. Why he chose to focus on that instead of her incredible performance, I am not sure, but the internet CLAPPED BACK! As a result, he posted a pick of Gaga’s abs on Instagram with a caption that read, in part, ”I know it’s strange, but finally something real not retouched! The truth, reality.” He went on to say, “Yesterday I criticized it too, but I thought about it and I was wrong!!!”
Unfortunately, body shaming seems to be the norm these days. Recently, there was the case of Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers who's posted a picture of a 71-year-old naked woman showering at the gym with the caption, “If I can't unsee this, then you can’t either.” She is currently facing charges for invasion of privacy.
However, the clap back is getting louder and stronger. On Twitter recently, a user posted a picture of a beautiful woman and tried to shame her regarding her weight. Zendaya happened to see the post and offered the woman a job modeling her clothing line, Daya by Zendaya.
This is the example we need to follow. Instead of tearing people down, we need to lift them up. Instead of criticizing, we need to lend a helping hand. Instead of using words to hurt, they should be used to encourage. What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.