NFL Says Laday Gaga Not Banned From Bashing Trump At Superbowl
On Tuesday a report surfaced online that claimed that Lady Gaga had been told by the NFL that she couldn’t talk about politics or Trump at the Superbowl halftime performance.
From ET Online:
When Lady Gaga hits the Super Bowl stage, at least one subject will be off limits: Politics.
A source close to the halftime show tells ET, “Lady Gaga was told by the NFL that she cannot say anything or bring anything up about the election, or mention Donald Trump.”
The New York Times is now reporting that the initial report released by ET Online is not accurate.
From The New York Times:
The National Football League has denied that it asked Lady Gaga to avoid talking politics ahead of her Super Bowl halftime show appearance in February.
“Lady Gaga was told by the N.F.L. that she cannot say anything or bring anything up about the election, or mention Donald Trump,” an anonymous source told Entertainment Tonight in an article published on Tuesday. The news story swiftly gained traction on the internet.
But the football league flatly denied the report later that day. “This is unsourced nonsense from people trying to stir up controversy where there is none,” Natalie Ravitz, a spokeswoman for the N.F.L., said in a statement.
Back in October Sporting News had reported that the Colin Kaepernick-led protests at games where players where taking a knee during the national anthem had decimated NFL ratings.