Lady Gaga has been sporting some serious fur lately and PETA (as always) has not let this slide by. After the animal rights group basically called the singer out for being a hypocrite, Gaga has fired back with a response that also praises Kim Kardashian for being “fabulous”.
One of PETA’s head honchos, Dan Matthews, recently wrote this to Gaga:
“Many of your gay fans, I among them, have long admired what you told Ellen: ‘I hate fur, and I don’t wear fur.’ I included a link because these recent photos of you in fox and rabbit and with a wolf carcass make it appear that you have amnesia. What happened? Are your stylists telling you that it’s fake, or are you a turncoat? Many gays are animal advocates because we recognize that the same arrogance and indifference that some have toward animal suffering has at times been directed toward us personally because of our orientation. By wearing those dumb furs in a heat wave, you’re making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian. As we plan our fall campaigns, please tell us whether what you gracefully told Ellen was heartfelt or just a pose.”
With that and some backlash from the public, Gaga took to her website to write this:
“I want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life. I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE. Particularly one that I respect. ‘Animal Rights.’ I am choosing not to comment on whether or not the furs I purchase are faux fur-pile or real because I would think it hypercritical not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, ‘kermit’ and not to mention meat, that I have already worn. You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance.”
She adds, “I respect your views, please respect mine. And to campaigners, save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous.”
I personally think wearing real fur (or that dreadful infamous meat dress) is unnecessary. I think you can pull the look off with the advanced faux material they have these days. I do think PETA many times takes their campaigns to an extreme that can be just as vile as what they’re opposing, but in their defense they’re just trying to speak out and protect those innocent (animals) that do not have a voice. I agree with Gaga that violence is not the answer, but I find what she said about Kim K. to be completely offensive. Fabulous? Hahahaha. No. The flour bomb? Now that was fabulous!
Fun Fact: I wasn’t able to find a gif of the ‘flour bomb incident’, but I did find this…which was almost better! Enjoy!