Lady Gaga had the internet buzzing after her halftime show

Lady Gaga had the internet buzzing after her halftime show

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Despite early pre-show criticisms, Lady Gaga pulled out all the stops tonight and proved the naysayers wrong. Her 13-minute halftime show performance at Super Bowl LI was packed with her most well-known hits, such as "Poker Face," "Just Dance" and "Bad Romance," and a message of unity. Before jumping from the arena edge, she quoted The Pledge of Allegiance; in her own subtle way, the moment became a bid to come together as a nation. She also performed her LGBT-charged anthem "Born This Way," as well as snippets of "Telephone" and "Edge of Glory." The show was certainly high-fashion (featuring too-many-to-count costume changes), high-rock earworms and a moment Little Monsters will remember for a lifetime.

It's not surprising, then, that Gaga's routine elicited a firestorm of reactions online. Check out a roundup of the best ones below.

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