Lady Gaga Faces off with PETA over Fur!
When Lady Gaga wore an outfit made of Kermit the Frogs in 2009, PETA praised her for her supposed gesture decrying animal-based fashion, especially fur. “I really loved this one in particular because I thought it was commentary on not wearing fur, 'cause I hate fur and I don't wear fur,” Gaga said at the time.
But Gaga’s clearly had a change of heart: lately she’s been spotted wearing fur both on the street and in a poster for the upcoming film Machete Kills in which she’ll make her acting debut, according to EW.
PETA has taken notice, too. In an open letter to Lady Gaga, Dan Mathews, the organization’s senior vice president, 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. As we plan our fall campaigns, please tell us whether what you gracefully told Ellen was heartfelt or just a pose.”
Gaga seems unfazed by the accusation. Though she hasn’t directly responded to PETA’s letter, she later tweeted:
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