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Lady Gaga steers clear of politics in Super Bowl show

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When Lady Gaga took the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show in Houston Sunday night, many expected a political message, overt or otherwise, from the singer.

“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,” Gaga said during a press conference last week about her upcoming performance.

 “My performance will uphold those philosophies,” she added.

{mosads}She opened her act by singing lines from “God Bless America” and “This Land Is Your Land” and announced we are “one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all” before launching into a medley of her own works.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who had Lady Gaga’s support on the campaign trail, tweeted that she “went #Gaga for the Lady, & her message to all of us.”

Former Vice President Joe Biden also tweeted about the halftime show. 

Reaction to the lack of political message was mixed on social media.

While some said they were disappointed that Lady Gaga, an outspoken opponent of President Trump, did not use her platform to make a political statement, others felt her choice of songs, including “Born This Way,” sent its own message. 


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