The Wall Street Journal reports international betting sites are taking wagers on whether Lady Gaga can control her sanctimony long enough to entertain at the game without insulting the President and his followers.
"Those who think a protest is unlikely say it could stir up a backlash from fans who don’t share her views, or don’t think the Super Bowl is the right forum for them. A protest could also get her into hot water with the NFL and alienate potential new fans...Representatives for the NFL and Lady Gaga said the singer was given no guidelines regarding political expression."
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga, is a New York City native with no love of Donald Trump. She campaigned against Trump, then after his victory struck a studied pose against the President Elect during this street protest. She's also called him "one of the most notorious bullies we have ever witnessed."
The NFL chose this controversial figure of disputed artistic talent to perform during the Feb. 5, 2017 Super Bowl, raising questions about whether she would use this national platform to insult the President and/or his supporters.
We were surprised by Gaga's great rendition of the National Anthem at last year's game, and like Tony Bennett (a Hillary donor), who is slated to appear with Gaga somehow in her act.
We just want them to stick to entertaining and not ruin the game with their political missives.
Luke Bryan will be singing the National Anthem at the game. We haven't seen any comments about Trump from Bryan, who once appear on Celebrity Apprentice, but given his public shout-out for making "Jesus" a key part of Christmas, we think he may not be part of the anti-Trump "Resistance."
"Phillipa Soo, Renée Elise Goldsberry, and Jasmine Cephas Jones, best known for playing the Schuyler sisters in the original cast of the Broadway musical Hamilton, will sing “America the Beautiful,” reports one media outlet. We're not sure if they had left the play by the time the cast tried from the stage to embarrass VP-elect Mike Pence.