Lady Gaga wears fur now. Sort of. Maybe. I’m still not sure, actually. As I covered earlier this week, Gaga stepped out in two different furry looks over the past week. One of the jackets (the pink one) is Armani, and the white-and-grey one is Hermes. There was debate that both jackets were fake, and Gaga refused to detail exactly what was going on. PETA got involved, and asked for Gaga to clarify her stance on wearing fur, considering she used to be vocally opposed to it. Well, Gaga has finally responded. And I’m still not sure WTF she’s talking about.
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 hypercritical 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.
If I’m reading this correctly (and really, who knows?), I think Gaga is basically saying that she’s always worn animal skins, just not fur, but that she always left the possibility open to wearing fur if she found a piece that she considered “beautiful” or “art”. Which has happened, apparently. So, she’s wearing fur because she considers it a piece of art, and she isn’t worried about being flour-bombed by PETA either, thus “Save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous.” All in all… I can’t really hate on Gaga for this. Right?
Photos courtesy of WENN, Little Monsters.