Lady Gaga sent a message to millions of people on Sunday night, and that message went something like this:
I am one of the best musical performers on the planet!
Just a couple days after her well-reviewed Super Bowl halftime performance, however, Gaga has been forced to send another message to a much smaller group of people.
Because the Internet is a terrible, mean, dispiriting place that should maybe just go away for a few years, some folks out there watched Gaga dance around during halftime of Super Bowl LI and decided that they needed to comment on her body.
In very negative fashion, of course.
But this is Lady Gaga.
She isn't about to let such ridiculous, close-minded criticism get her down.
And she isn't about to let is pass without comment, either.
"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," the artist wrote on Instagram last night."
"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. thank you so much everyone for supporting me.
"I love you guys. Xoxo, gaga."
We can't say it much better than that.
Riding the wave of her halftime show, Lady Gaga announced her Joanne World Tour on Monday, with plans to kick it off in August in Vancouver prior to wrapping it up on December 14 in Salt Lake City.
It will take the singer all across North America.
Leading up to the big performance on Sunday, Gaga shared several social media photos of herself working out, preparing for the cardiovascular aspect of a 13-minute, high-intensity set of multiple songs.
And it is clearly paying off for the singer.
Nielsen Music reports that Gaga sold 125,000 song downloads since taking to the stage in Houston this week.
That's an increase of approximately 960% compared to the day before the game. She also sold over 23,000 albums on Sunday, representing a 2,000% increase.
Put that in your hate-filled pipe and smoke it, idiotic body shamers!
Here are some other facts related to Gaga and the songs she performance during the Super Bowl:
- A Million Reasons experience a digital sales bump of 45,000 downloads, up 900% from one day earlier.
- Bad Romance saw a bump of 1,525%, selling more than 13,000 downloads.
- Born This Way sold 12,000 downloads, good enough for a 2,202% increase.
- Poker Face picked up 10,000 new sales, an increase of 1,217%.
Pretty laughable and impressive figures, huh?
We expect ticket sales for the aforementioned tour to also be bonkers on Monday, the first day tickets are available to the public.
Did you see Lady Gaga's halftime show? What did you think? Where would you rank it among past halftime performers and acts?
Were you upset she didn't get more political? Or was it nice to just sit back and take in a performance without thinking about the world at large?
And how awful is anyone who criticizes Gaga's body?!?