Lady Gaga Caught in Fur Kerfuffle

By Brook Bolen, Ecorazzi

She refers to her fans as “little monsters,” but after repeatedly wearing fur following her public denouncement of it, the term may be applicable to the superstar herself.

Always controversial, Lady Gaga has been spotted recently wearing fur, drawing ire from PETA and animal-loving fans alike. Many assumed the furs were real and some assumed the pelts were faux. Rather than clarify when asked about the furs, the singer defiantly responded, “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!” Her callous response prompted PETA to suggest that a flour-bombing, a la Kim Kardashian, was in her future.

Gaga has finally addressed the controversy, which she dubs ‘Furgate,’ on her website, writing, “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… 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 hypercritical (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 [sic] 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, it’s a fair and applaudable feeling about the health and safety of animals. I respect your views, please respect mine.”

She ended with, “And to campaigners, Save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous.”

For a woman devoted to social justice and philanthropy, Gaga’s views on fur are shockingly archaic–almost as much so as wearing the skins of innocent, tortured animals in the name of “fashion.”

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons

 

 

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164 comments

Pablo B.
Pablo B.8 months ago

I'm surprised such a statement in Lady GaGa

Jess No Fwd Plz K.
Jessica K.2 years ago

It's her right to do as she wishes, I suppose, as long as the animal isn't illegal obtained from the black market. It's also within everyone's right to boycott her if they disagree. I do think pelting her with flour is going over the line, and makes the protestors look as extreme as she does. Campaign against her concerts by tweeting or something more mature than having a food fight and flour bombing. Thanks.

Darren Woolsey
Darren Woolsey3 years ago

Her young, uninformed subjective, but arrogant opinion translates as, "I'm a pop star, I'll do what I like."

Happily she's one of many minor fishes in a VERY large sea of music and entertainment.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.3 years ago

Colleen, are you sure her fur is fake?

Vicky H.
Past Member 3 years ago

Maybe if everyone just ignored her she would go away.

Chrissie H
Chrissie H.3 years ago

Lady Gaga thrives on eccentricity but by wearing a bikini made of meat and now real fur, endears her to no on.She is a role model for our young for goodness sake and should know better.If she must have fur,at least make it the fake stuff !!! Leave the fur on the animals' it was intended for.

Mary S.
Mary S.3 years ago

I have mixed feelings. I don't think it's right to harp on anyone about their views, even if I disagree with them. wearing furs and leather by the conventional process isnt really my cup of tea. Perhaps one day they will be able to grow a leather/fur jacket in a lab. That will be a whole new controversy.

Laurie H.
Laurie H.3 years ago

This is not a shock to me since the disgusting "Meat Dress " business. It sounds as if she is living in a ''Fake World Of Fantasy." She obviously has no feelings or compassion for animals, which reveals a lot about her. She's a major disappointment-~

katarzyna phillips

she should grow up and fade away from the human mind. coming out with ignorant statements like that, we have enough people who think in such ways who aren't 'celebrities' and she's encouraging mindless 'fans' to do the same-save up and by fur, no sorry-art. what an idiot [i wish i could use an expletive instead!]

Loesje vB
Loesje Najoan3 years ago

I agree with Julia Grossman, she has a lot of talents but this is disappointing.