Lady Gaga has come under fire after being photographed in various fur jackets over the past few weeks. Animal rights organization PETA is taking issue with the Mother Monster and her furry fashion choices.
In a statement released on PETA’s website, VP Dan Mathews recalls a statement she gave to Ellen DeGeneres in 2010 after she wore the infamous meat dress to the VMAs that year. And from there he takes aim at the star for being what he calls “Judas” to animal rights activists everywhere.
For those press and such who are writing about whether or not my fur is actually real, littlemonsters.com/text/50296814a…
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) August 13, 2012
“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,” he wrote. “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.
“PETA has long participated in Pride events around the country, and just last week, we helped lead protests against Chick-fil-A. But by wearing those dumb furs in a heat wave, you’re making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian,” he said, comparing her to the reality starlet who was flour-bombed by a PETA supporter earlier this year. “As we plan our fall campaigns, please tell us whether what you gracefully told Ellen was heartfelt or just a pose.”
He then asked for a response from her, but he didn’t have to wait too long to get it. Gaga kept her response short, sweet and tongue-in-cheek. “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! LOVE, gaga,” she wrote late Monday.
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