Call it the path of least resistance.
Anti-Trump supporters were furious on social media with Lady Gaga for not being more overly political in her Super Bowl halftime set and not waging war with the President instead of belting out “Poker Face” and “Born This Way.”
The fact that the New York singer– real name Stefani Germanotta — who was an outspoken Hilary Clinton supporter during the recent election — didn’t rage against the President had social justice warriors … raging.
Rumors are swirling that the NFL had a word with the flamboyant performer to keep her act politics-free during a season that many football fans reckon has already been politicized enough.
Lady Gaga kept her political pronouncements to the bland bromide that we are “one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.” This despite the fact that her recent history as a prominent celebrity member of the “resistance” had raised hopes with liberals that she would sabotage the Super Bowl with a dramatic political intervention.
— J. Weinstein (@posthumouslife) January 6, 2017
Not so. And now liberals are hardly hiding how livid they are:
Lady Gaga is the epitome of dumb white ally. Every opportunity to stand up to trump & instead preached togetherness.
— Taylor Nicole (@keepittaylored) February 6, 2017
— Luchocsson (@Luchocsson) February 6, 2017
— Mathew Foresta (@Mathew_Foresta) February 6, 2017
— Jon Allen (@mathturbator) February 6, 2017
— soulofmiami (@soulofmiami) February 6, 2017
So no explicit Trump statement by Gaga. Missed opportunity. Completely. #HalfTime
— Gavin (@gavinwassung) February 6, 2017
— Colleen Boland (@ColleenBoland) February 6, 2017
Lady Gaga can you scream Fuck trump or something pls
— daddy (@LexBratcher) February 6, 2017
i hope lady gaga says “fuck trump” or some live shit
— ashley (@ashleanin) February 6, 2017
gaga was real good but missed opportunity to foment a nationwide coup
— yung shkreli (@AKvltGentleman) February 6, 2017
I mean @ladygaga was pretty good but pretty disappointed she didn’t take advantage of taking a fuck Trump moment
— Elizabeth (@zizzboot) February 6, 2017
— Baseball Fan (@LeftHandedBat) February 6, 2017
— No Mo Trump (@MNOPolitics) February 6, 2017
— Aphaia (@alambharp) February 6, 2017
Lady Gaga missed a prime opportunity to change the lyrics to “fuck Mike Pence” instead of “bad romance”
— Nicky Marshall (@nickymarshal7) February 6, 2017
— Harry (@HarrySkoyles) February 6, 2017
Lady Gaga – Missed your opportunity to make a real statement. I was waiting for a MESSAGE!
— Powdered Feet (@Powderedfeet) February 6, 2017
— Jocelyn Blore (@jocelynblore) February 6, 2017
Amusingly there’s even now a theory out there that Lady Gaga fans are Trump supporters following her Super Bowl performance:
If you think @ladygaga performed good, then you probably voted for TRUMP and want that wall built ☕️
— ️ig icky ☦️ (@YouCouldDoBetta) February 6, 2017
That’s a new one…