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.”
“I’m going to be taking the spirit of many performers with me on that stage when I go up there,” Gaga continue.
“I’ve been planning this since I was 4, so I know exactly what I’m going to do,” Gaga said. “For me, it’s all about giving to the fans and bringing people together that wouldn’t normally come together.”
“The thing is, is it’s such a big world stage in terms of how many people see it and it’s been done so many times,” Gaga said. “I think the challenge is to look at it and say, ‘What can I do differently, how can I elevate certain little things here and there and also make it about the music?’”
Gaga neither confirmed nor denied the report during her pre-show press conference held on Feb. 2.
Recent halftime performances have also been used to showcase social and political issues. Last year, Beyonce used her time to pay homage to the black power movement resulting in controversy and protests.