Some believe that Gaga will use the immense platform of the Super Bowl to push a political message, others are leaking that the "message" is about Muslims.
From The Houston Leader:
As Houston prepares for the spotlight of Super Bowl LI the nations Conservative movement is preparing a boycott over the appearance of pop star turned political activist Lady Gaga. According to an unnamed source, in no way affiliated with the singer, Ms. Gaga will be using the worlds largest stage to discuss “a sickness inside us,” referring to the polarizing rhetoric that has brought Donald Trump to power, and to speak out regarding “overwhelming support for the Muslim community.
The source, who refers Lady Gaga’s music as “the cure” has asked followers to tweet #takethecure to end racism and bigotry.
“The only statements that I’ll be making during the halftime show are the ones that I have been consistently making throughout my career,” Gaga said during a press conference in Huston on Thursday. “I believe in a passion for inclusion. I believe in the spirit of equality and the spirit of this country as one of love and compassion and kindness. My performance will uphold those philosophies.”
Read more: (Link: houstonleader.com)
From The NY Post:
That is what many have been conditioned to anticipate from the Super Bowl. Someone will make sure they go too far to exploit their biggest audience to make news and noise. It almost has become an obligation.
Last year’s halftime starred Beyoncé and her troupe. They ambushed the country’s good senses with a salute to the Black Panthers, who randomly assassinated police — black, white and Hispanic — as an exercise in political sport.
Goodell didn’t bother to address that, to let us know who, if anyone, knew in advance or had bothered to ask why such an act would be performed on his $40 million per watch.
Then again, Goodell’s sense of right from wrong allowed NFL teams to quietly accept $5.4 million from the Department of Defense to stage American flag-unfurling pre-kickoff shows — purchased patriotism to honor those who serve and served.
Last week, the NHL presented the last person a circumspect adult would choose as celebrity host of an All-Star weekend event — Snoop Dogg, the vulgar rapper and pornographer who needs no introduction to make bail.
Sunday? Who knows? What we do know is Lady Gaga isn’t shy. And her outrageous side, as much as her considerable talent as a singer, is why she is famous and why she was engaged. So, like stubbing our toe, we’re conditioned to anticipate pain before we know if it even hurts.
Super Bowls that once featured entertainment by the reliably clean and talented have been replaced by “edgy,” let’s-risk-it talent. Up With People replaced by Down With Pants. That’s the bag we’re in.
Read more: (Link: nypost.com)
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