The singer wore bodysuits and tummy-baring crop tops from Versace.
Some people on the internet were more interested in Gaga’s tummy than the performance itself.
— Richard Bell 🏒 (@TRYKHOCKEY) February 6, 2017
Picture of lady Gaga's stomach pic.twitter.com/32lQ0U18tk
— Chaunce the Rapper (@ChonceDeLeon) February 6, 2017
— hey tuesday (@oh_tuesday) February 6, 2017
— Samanthe Sauve (@SamantheSauve) February 6, 2017
Gaga, who has openly discussed her battle with eating disorders, was defended by other viewers and her fans, also referred to as the “little monsters.”
— The Lipstick Print (@lipstick_print) February 6, 2017
Someone plz explain to me why everyone is body shaming lady gaga I do not understand
— Kirsten Brown (@Brownie13_) February 6, 2017
Ppl fat shaming Lady Gaga after her performance…Well if shes fat I wanna be too bc her bod is amazing. Shes beautiful so are all u ladies pic.twitter.com/bquwt882Gy
— em.ay.dee.dee.why (@maddymcconnon88) February 7, 2017
People commenting on this photo calling lady gaga "fat" is the reason people have self image issues for no reason pic.twitter.com/F3HeATBeI9
— B (@beckychernyk) February 6, 2017
Are people actually fat-shaming @ladygaga ??
I'd give my right arm to have that 'gut' of hers🔥#SuperBowl
— Nat…x (@Utterz5) February 7, 2017
If lady gaga is fat i wanna be fat too
— rissa (@marissaamiller) February 7, 2017
You know we live in a fat-phobic, diet culture society when a @ladygaga is ripped apart for having a minuscule amount of belly squish 🙄🙄🙄🙄🙄
— Gina (@nourishandeat) February 7, 2017
Are people seriously calling Lady Gaga fat from her performance last night… I actually have no words. Smh. 😑 pic.twitter.com/ADKANq1aGw
— Danielle (@danimansuttii) February 6, 2017
Some fans thought Gaga’s acrobatics seemed familiar, tweeting at P!nk to let her know the Telephone singer stole her signature move.
Yo lady Gaga stole pink's whole acrobatic routine lmao
— #babythot (@TanishaTetrad) February 6, 2017
Y'all, Pink is PISSED that Lady Gaga copied her acroyoga gimmick.
— GG (@polkahauntsus) February 6, 2017
P!nk responded quickly to shut down the rumours.
She posted on Instagram Feb. 6 to “squash this before it even has a chance to become a thing.” She also noted that Cirque du Soleil and Peter Pan started mid-air soaring before her, writing that they have “been in the air for years!”
Before the show, the pop singer revealed the intense workouts she’d been doing to prepare for her halftime performance.
“I work out a lot,” she told Michael Strahan on Good Morning America. “I also do the VersaClimber while I sing. I sing the show while I’m doing it. The show is full-on cardio. My performances most of the time are. It’s cardio while singing.”
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 3, 2017
The Bad Romance singer’s performance drove nearly 5.2 million tweets on Twitter alone, compared to 3.9 million tweets about Katy Perry’s show in 2015.