Lady Gaga's PETA rebuttal is a walk down fashion history lane while pointing out the obvious. From the infamous meat dress of 2010, to leather and a frock made of Kermit, Gaga's famous for a willingness to wear animals whenever the mood strikes. Now back off, PETA!
Addressing the hullabaloo directly, Lady Gaga penned an open letter to fans and PETA on Wednesday. The piece, in its entirety, reads as follows:
To the fans. I want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life. We've been having over-arching conversations about society, equality, and politics for the past five years, and we should continue.
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 hypocritical not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, "kermit" and not to mention meat, that I have already worn. This should already put me in a category as one who appreciates and adores the beauty of animals in fashion, but am not a strict vegan.
I have truly always stayed away from skinned fur, especially i have never been able to afford a nice one, but this does not mean my morals are rigid and that I won't bend at the sight of an absolute art piece of a coat. I have no chains about this. You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance. But I am truly sorry to fans who are upset by this, its a fair and applaudable feeling about the health and safety of animals. 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.
Take that, PETA! Lady Gaga's sure got a way with words when she wants to — although we can't help but wonder if she's inviting retaliation from a group known to applaud paint and flour-bomb tactics!
Watch your (possibly faux) fur-clad back, Ms. Gaga.
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