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Flab or Fab?

Flab or Fab?

@sexygaystweet • I would like to take a few minutes to talk about something near and dear to my heart — body shaming.

We all watched Lady Gaga dominate her performance at the Super Bowl LI on Sunday, and if you haven't, you need to. (See below.)

I go through waves of absolutely loving Lady Gaga and not really caring for her, but her performance made me fall in love with her all over again. She uses her talents not only to sing and give us music we want to listen to over and over again, but also as a platform for powerful, thought-provoking messages. Sunday's performance was no different. I felt proud to be gay in a straight world.

So you can imagine my shock yesterday when I learned of people bashing her for a little extra stomach pooch.

I know we've had a rough couple of months, but there's no need to fat shame anyone, especially someone who can run across the stage, dance, and sing (on pitch, mind you) at the same time. Plus, you can see the definition of her abdominal muscles. If that's considered fat, then most of American could be considered beluga whales.

But that's just a small drop in a larger ocean of hate. We're all people with feelings. So what if Lady Gaga likes the occasional extra long chili cheese coney or a double scoop hot fudge sundae? Who doesn't? We should be concerned about bigger things than someone's expanding waistline. That's just being petty.