Lady Gaga is here to tell you that all is not what it seems when it comes to Instagram pictures, people.
The 29-year-old Applause singer has been diligently doing her hip exercises after having surgery back in 2013 to repair an injury she got whilst performing on stage.
Uploading the snap of her lying on her back in a pair of black high-waisted knickers with her t-shirt rolled up and an exercise band strapped to her thighs, Gaga wrote: ‘Up early for hip exercise! I have to do these everyday to keep my hip strong, otherwise I have pain.’
But, worried that her fans would see her concave stomach and protruding ribs and interpret it as something that it’s not, the singer added: ‘(FYI I’m not really that thin it’s just the stretch! Trust me!).’
While we admire Gaga’s responsible message as many young girls’ role models, it’s also a little sad that she knows all too-well how affected women are by celebrities’ Instagram photos.
Chrissy Teigen has also been one to speak out against celebrities sharing unrealistic Instagram photos of their bodies.
‘I mean, people are nip-tucking [their photos]’, the supermodel told The Meredith Vieria Show. ‘It’s gotten to the point where they’re not smoothing their skin anymore, they are actualy changing the shape of their body and everything else. Nobody can compare to that when you’re fixing yourself so much.’
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Just like Chrissy, Gaga is all about keeping it real. During her recent holiday to the Bahamas, the singer shared a series of gorgeous bikini snaps showing she’s totally comfortable with her body and who she is.
And she’s always quick to silence those body-shamers…
‘I’m getting a little older and many people think I’m pregnant but I tell them, “I’m just almost f–king 30,'” the singer told the audience at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this month, adding that she’s not as svelte as she once was.
Grabbing her thigh, she added: ‘[Now there’s] a little more here and there.’
If there wasn’t a Gaga in our lives to tell it like it is, we just don’t know what we’d do.