Lady Gaga Battles With PETA Over Fur
Lady Gaga has run afoul of animal rights organization PETA, since she would not rather go naked than wear fur. PETA is claiming that Mama Monster is a hypocrite since she has recently been seen sporting what looks like pink mink fur, despite telling her friend and animal lover Ellen DeGeneres on her namesake show a bit ago that she "hates" fur. PETA brass sent her a nasty letter, but she fired back.
Dan Matthews, PETA's VP, addressed the image of Gaga in pink fur as she exited the New York Giorgio Armani store. She also wore a wolf stole (not sure if it was real) in her 'Machete Kills' poster and she was also seen in fox fur.
Matthews wrote (according to WENN):
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.
That generated some negative press for the singer. It also prompted Gaga to issue a post on her LittleMonsters site. It was a bit of a b----y comment, especially for someone so considerate of other people and their plights, like her fans subjected to bullying. We'd think Gaga would be compassionate to animals and not wear fur.
Her post is as follows:
For those press and such who are writing about whether or not my fur is actually real, please don't forget to credit the designer HERMES. Thank You!
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