Dolce and Gabbana designer apologizes for body-shaming Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga's epic Super Bowl halftime show was widely considered one of the best in recent memory—those power vocals! Those aerial stunts—but some cranky viewers felt the need to focus on Gaga's looks instead of her talent. At least one of those body-shamers, though—Dolce & Gabbana designer Stefano Gabbana—is publicly apologizing to the pop star.

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After initially criticizing the shape of the 30-year-old's stomach, exposed in a tiny crop top and boy shorts during the show's third outfit change, Gabbana took to Instagram, writing in both Italian and English: "I know it's strange, but finally something real not retouched! The truth, reality. Yesterday I criticized it too, but I though [sic] about it and I was wrong!!!" Gabbana's apology was met with mixed reactions, with some applauding his apology and others condemning him for shaming Gaga in the first place.

While Lady Gaga hasn't responded specifically to Gabbana's apology, she did make a statement on Instagram earlier this week in response to the negative attention. "I heard my body is a topic of conversation so I wanted to say, I'm proud of my body and you should be proud of yours too. No matter who you are or what you do," Gaga wrote. "I could give you a million reasons why you don't need to cater to anyone or anything to succeed. Be you, and be relentlessly you. That's the stuff of champions. Thank you so much everyone for supporting me. I love you guys. Xoxo, gaga."

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