Lady Gaga Responds to Super Bowl Body-Shamers with Way More Class Than They Deserve

"I'm proud of my body."

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It's news like this that makes you really identify with Tyra's "we were all rooting for you" episode: Lady Gaga gives us an electrifying, politically charged Super Bowl performance (opens in new tab), and how do some of us repay her? By criticizing her body. Guys.

But with grace and much more forgiveness than those who found fault wth her out-of-Versace bodysuit figure deserve, Joanne responded on Instagram.

"I could give you a million reasons why you don't need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed," she captioned a photo of herself from the halftime show. "Be you, and be relentlessly you. That's the stuff of champions."

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As is training right before you hit the stage, where you do cardio *while* singing.

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Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.