Controversy alert: after Lady Gaga made headlines with her head-to-toe VMA meat ensemble, PETA has waged a verbal war on the reigning queen of pop, unleashing their distaste with the singer’s choice to don the better portion of a cow.
As stated by PETA chief Ingrid Newkirk: . . . Wearing a dress made from cuts of dead cows is offensive enough to bring comment, but someone should whisper in her ear that there are more people upset by butchery than impressed by it.
If Lady Gaga continues to wear meat, the perfect accessory would be a PETA vegetarian/vegan starter kit. A lot of people would take one look at want one. It’s sending a lot of people to PETA.org to download our kit, so I guess we should be glad.
(Was that the sound of impending dollar signs and shameless plugs or was that just me?)
But in all fairness, Gaga has neither confirmed nor denied she was adorned primarily in real meat (a point which Newkirk also acknowledged), and if she was, is anyone entirely sure of the status of the cow prior to the butchering? (And did any of us ever think we’d have to worry about such things?)
Lady Gaga stands for many things, and after her heart-warming verbal display at the VMAs Sunday, you can’t help but think she’d seek to offend the vegetarians who also make up a good portion of her fanbase.
Also, you’ve got to wonder: would anyone really strap on pounds of meat? If not for the fashion, then at least for the scent.