Lady Gaga defends wearing fur
Pop singer Lady Gaga is now firing back at her critics — specifically animal rights group PETA — claiming that they are “childish” and “abusive” and they need to respect her right to wear what she wants, including a fur coat.
According to reports, Lady Gaga has issued a lengthy statement about her choice to wear what is believed to be a real fur coat in public.The “Bad Romance” singer posted the statement on her social networking site called LittleMonsters.com as a response to the series of adverse reactions from her otherwise faithful fans.
“I want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life,” Lady Gaga wrote. “I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE. Particularly one I respect: Animal Rights.” There, she appeared to be addressing militant animal rights activists.
The famous singer went on, writing, “I am choosing not to comment on whether the furs I purchase are faux fur-pile or real because I would think it hypocritical not to acknowledge a python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, ‘kermit’ and not to mention meat, that I have already worn.”
Lady Gaga was referring to her infamous “meat dress,” and to a cape she wore one time that was made completely of stuffed Kermit the Frog dolls.
“I 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…You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance,” 26-year-old Lady Gaga added.
“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.”
Lady Gaga then concluded, referring to PETA activists who flour-bombed celebrity socialite Kim Kardashian earlier this year, “And to campaigners, save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous.”