Lady Gaga will wear fur if she considers it a “museum pièce de résistance”

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.

[Via Little Monsters]

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.

 

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  1. Bite me aka aniston says:

    I miss Madonna

  2. Mimi says:

    Gaga would wear sh-t if she thought it could be called art.

  3. Elj says:

    “All in all… I can’t really hate on Gaga for this. Right?”

    Are you freaking kidding?! What a hypocritical moron. I’ll certainly be hating on her for it for a long time. Leather, vegetarianism, animal testing… that’s a whole other debate we could, and won’t, be having. But the methods with which fur is obtained are vile and can only amount to torture. It’s a disgusting, sick trade that should be abolished and it’s all for the sake of people wearing freaking ugly coats. Art, my ass.

    People changing their view points, fine. People changing their stances on animal rights issues like they change their socks, fine fine fine. Do what you freaking want to. Just don’t climb up on your soap box and tell the whole world you’re against something when you’re lying through your butt ugly teeth.

  4. Jenna says:

    LOL. Mkay, bitch. And that’s all I have to say about that.

  5. gee says:

    Fur is bad, yes, but so is leather. These girls pose for peta with leather shoes on. It’s insane. Anyway, I get the line between leather and fur, but not between fur and meat-dresses. Why pick and choose?

    • Tiffany says:

      Gee, I agree. I am one of the hypocrites that is creeped out by the idea of wearing fur, but I wear leather all of the time in my shoes, bags, and coats. You would think morally they are so similar, but for some reason I react strongly to one, but don’t care about the other.

      I kind of like the fact that Gaga owns her ambivalence on the issue, and doesn’t hate on people that think otherwise.

  6. paola says:

    She wears fur but then she sports a little dog in her arms..what if someone was wearing her dog’s fur? not funny anymore uh Gaga?
    I am gobsmacked by this woman, i mean she sings about equality, to be against racism and love gay people but then she wears fur. I know why, because animals can’t tweet and say how much they love Gaga for defending their rights. Animals to her are just clothes and I fear all she wants is attention, and she doens’t care in what form, shape or color, that’s why she can consider K Kardashian fabulous, because those two are so alike. Same $hit different face.

  7. Jacq says:

    To quote MichaelK “I can’t with this bitch”

  8. some bitch says:

    I can’t totally “disagree” with Gaga because I wear fur myself, but I do wonder where her fur comes from. What I wear is locally sourced and comes from hunters supporting their families.

    It’s easy to hate on people wearing fur because it’s quite obviously from an animal that was killed for its hide, but few people seem to be as indignant about the cruelty and suffering associated with the factory-farmed meat consumed daily.

    Gag’s coat reminds me of Cracken’s pink fur jacket… haven’t they been hanging out together recently?

    • Catlady says:

      “Where” the fur comes from doesn’t change anything. An animal loses its life so you can have your fashion. What a sorry excuse.

      • some bitch says:

        You do realize how many animal-derived products are found in everyday products, don’t you? Everything from anti-aging creams to refined sugar to medicines to chewing gum has some kind of animal product in it.

        Fake furs and leathers are made from petroleum and the materials take forever to break down.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Well, there’s a valid argument behind the idea that if you’re going to wear fur, you should be hunting the animal that you got it from. The concept behind that being that you’ll be forced to look that animal in the eye and take its life. Personally, I have more respect for people that do that than for those that buy a fur coat off the rack from some high end boutique. In the former incident, at least the hunter is forced to confront death and fully understand what it feels like to extinguish a life. Unlike some rich lady who thinks a fur coat is “pretty”, the hunter understands the primitive violence that preceded that “pretty” fur coat. In other words, the rich lady is 100% removed from the process, and that gives her the ability to think casually about the death of that animal.

        I bet Gaga would shit a brick if she had to shoot and clean an animal carcass.

      • cr says:

        @ToK:

        I have a couple of friends who hunt and then use as much as they can from the animal-meat, fur, etc.. Fur is used for something, though not for wearing.
        I’m not sure I could do it, since it’s not something I NEED to do. Unless there’s a zombie Apocalypse, in which case I’m moving in with my friends, since they’ll have a much more immediately useful skill set than I.

      • Eve says:

        Kitten, you know I love you but I’ll have to disagree with you on that. Hunters aren’t that much better than the rich lady you mentioned. They kill for the pleasure of killing an innocent animal — they do it because they can, since it’s legal.

        There is no philosophy (about the meaning of life and death) going on when they point a rifle to a defenseless fox.

    • Lm says:

      The pink one is Armani. The grey one is Hérmes. They get their furs from China.

  9. andy says:

    Fur coats are art now? I hate PETA but if there is one person on this planet that deserves to be flour-punched it’s this pretentious creature.

    • TrustMeOnThis says:

      Ehhh… it would just draw more attention to her – and people would probably think it was a “look” she was doing on purpose! (Lots of peeps think Kim’s f-bomb was arranged and staged just like every other aspect of her fakey life.)

  10. sam says:

    I listened to her on a radio internet years ago before she exploded she sounded easy going and fun, a year later on the same radio station interviewed by the same radio DJ she started going on about how she herself is couture and all this other poser crap.

    She knows what sells but I think we can all agree, it’s not real.

    • some bitch says:

      THIS! When Gaga first came out she sounded really cute and fun. Too bad it didn’t last, because I did like her…

    • Karma says:

      She is so contrived it’s boring.

      Is anyone surprised she flipped on animal rights? And even worse, using art as an excuse to be a hypocrite, all in the name of smug self-promotion.

      Edited to add **Oops…thought I canceled this post and was replying at the bottom of the thread. That’s why it only sorta fits with your post, sorry about that, Sam.

      But it was definitely interesting to read she had a genuine side to her at one point. Thanks for sharing it.

  11. marie says:

    Dear Fans,
    I protected animal rights when I couldn’t afford a fur, but now that I can well obviously you guys can suck it. However will you still like me if I call it art, will that give me a free pass? Please still look at me and come to my shows and love me, please..
    Your famewhore, oh sorry mentor,
    Gaga

  12. Nev says:

    I think you didn’t come down hard enough on her.

    where is the BITCH PLEASE?!!!!

    flip-flopping is allowed then…as long as she mentions feed the children.

    rolling my eyes.

    (when she first started it was interesting…I thought she would be the next MADONNA maybe..up until after the Papparazzi video…then she became BUDGET and not really artistic at all…just more novelty…now…hey she is earning money and doing her thing but its always so budget and seems off…I am not seeing the IT factor anymore….meat dress?…cmon that’s BUDGET!!!)

  13. J says:

    I definitely CAN hate on her for this. Mainly because she made a to-do about hating fur and thinkinfitter is disgusting while wearing the Kermit coat. And now she’s calling wearing fur a “piece de resistance”?! Shut the front door, Gaga. This was a bid for attention, as evidenced by the way she carried that little dog around with her to draw even more attention to the contrast between the live dog and dead fur. I wouldn’t be pissed about this if she hadn’t praised herself for having an anti-fur stance previously, but now she is not only chiding her fans for trusting her anti-fur stance, she’s spinning it as her fans not being open minded. No thanks. Her music has been terrible since “Born this Way” and no one is paying attention to her like they used to. So rather than making good pop music, she did this. I’d expect such a blatantly hypocritical move to garner more criticism from Kaiser. But I guess her ire is solely reserved for 22 year old lady home wreckers and LeeAnn Rimes.

  14. sunmoonstars says:

    Fur is awesome! I’m planning on getting a rabbit hutch and eating them for their meat and I can’t WAIT to make a rabbit fur blanket! As long as you’re not cruel and aren’t killing the animal just for it’s fur, what’s the big deal?

    • J says:

      The difference between keeping rabbits for meat and using their fur afterwards and the way most animals are killed to make fur coats is extreme.

      One, fur-destined animals are anally electrocuted to stun them. They are then skinned alive. These are not animals being kept for food(like cows which result in the byproduct of leather). These are animals whose sole purpose in life is to die awful deaths just so Gaga can go out in 90 degree weather looking like a desperate famewhore.

      Again, I would not usually criticize someone for wearing fur. I am critical towards Gaga because she previously stated she was vehemently against wearing fur and then changed her mind for attention.

      • sunmoonstars says:

        Oh yes I have seen the videos and definitely have a problem with the fur industry. I didn’t mean to act like that kind of fur is OK, I was more talking about the a-holes who are always up in your face about it. You know the type. In fact, I hate factory farming so much that it’s a big part of the reason I’m going to do the rabbit and chicken thing. I love animals and I don’t agree with anyone hurting them but we do need to eat and wear them sometimes!

        Almost forgot…I hate hypocrites and liars and that’s apparently what Gaga is.

  15. Sunny says:

    Kim Kardashian is fabulous? Are you kidding me??? For someone who built her image on being true to ones self and a champion of equality and talent and true artistry I’m getting the impression she’s realized now that she’s famous and set financially she doesn’t really have to try anymore. First Lindsay and now Kim. Disgusting.

    As a side note I am (generally) very anti-fur, skin, I try to eat cautiously and won’t buy makeup/shampoo that is tested on animals. However, I do own some skins and fur that were made in Norway after the animal was hunted, killed, almost every piece of meat was used and the skin and fur was then made into a blanket, hat, a few sweaters, a shoulderbag. Wearing furs or skins in itself I don’t mind, it’s when the methods used are cruel and wasteful I have a problem with. In Arctic regions fur serves a very legitimate purpose – an Hermes coat in the middle of a record breaking summer? That’s just stupidity.

  16. Valerie says:

    I live in South Florida, what are these “fur coats” you speak of?

    • Erinn says:

      I work for a company based in Florida… there was a few of the bosses who had flown up here (southern Nova Scotia) the other day. They looked uncomfortable. It was muggy that day, but the building is air conditioned like crazy. And they were from northern Florida.

  17. NeNe says:

    I never liked this chick to begin with, and she keeps adding to all of the reasons why I don’t like her.

    • hoya_chick says:

      Ditto, over rated to the core and this is coming from someone who is not an animal activist. I am just a decent human being who doesn’t go out of my way to harm defenseless animals and wear them in ostentatious and tacky ways. I mean that pink thing is vile, oh wait it’s art. Gross.

  18. fail says:

    LOL, if the only way you can get attention is by desperately showing off you’re a hypocrite and didn’t mean anything you said about animal rights, your career is in the tanker. She needs to take her cardboard castle and go back to living with her mom and dad in her 2 million a year apartment.

  19. Neener says:

    Well, she just lost me as a fan.

    Especially the wolf thing. Wolves are struggling so hard right now to survive, that promoting an image like that is irresponsible.

    You either care about the way animals are tortured for fur or you don’t. (And obviously, if that hole in your chest has a heart..you should)

    It just reads like the misfit girl finally got invited to the cool kid’s lunch table and she is doing whatever they do.

    She knows how they are treated and suffer, she has been informed.

    For fashion?? Are you kidding me?? Once you are educated about how furs are made and you still decide to do it, your a shallow, vain and pretentious creature. IMHO.

    Evolve, GAGA.

  20. Neekie says:

    Whilst I never really liked her, as an artist, I totally understand and support her in this regard. She has the right to wear whatever she wants. She also has the right to retract her formal support of PETA. Lastly, as much as KK earns for such little talent, she also doesn’t deserve to be harassed. She, too, can wear whatever she wants. All in all, good for Gaga! We should all back off.

    • Minty says:

      So, when celebrities publicly say or do something we like, we should praise them and help pay for their lifestyle. But, when they publicly say or do something we don’t like (especially when they are hypocritical), we should just back off and shut up? Yeah, that makes perfect sense.

      Newsflash: Gaga, Kim, and Madonna are famewhores who will do almost anything to get the public’s notice and money. They are shameless attention seekers. Gaga and Madonna (2 of the most successful poseurs) pander to every demographic to ensure their bank accounts stay healthy. There’s nothing subtle about their fakery.

      Thank you, Gaga, Madonna, Kim, et al., for continuing to show us who you really are. It makes it that much easier to avoid supporting your “art” with my money.

    • jwoolman says:

      Kim wasn’t harassed by PETA . A rogue activist teamed up with Kim and Mama Ten Percent to stage a little fake protest, taking care to do it a convenient time and in a way that could easily be handled. Kim was dressed for quickest recovery from a flour toss (no inconvenient blood was tossed), she wasn’t even wearing fur, security on video seemed to be making sure the “activist” got safely in place with the sack of flour, and Kim plus Mama TP were preternaturally calm about it all. Kim even had a pre-rehearsed “clever comment” someone wrote for her. Kimmie got some needed sympathy from the gullible and the “activist” got people talking about her cause. Win-win.

  21. oklady says:

    Just wtf is going on with her left leg?

  22. diva says:

    She’s a hack. She’ll do anything for publicity. Yawn at least Madonna was good at getting your attention.

  23. Miss Piggy says:

    I’m more disturbed by what she did to Kermit.

    Quote by Miss Piggy:

    “What if you were in Florida without your furs and there is a very quick little ice age?”

  24. void says:

    Cocainecocainecocainecocainelotsofcocaine.

    Just repeat that in your head whenever some sh*t she says makes no damned sense.

  25. Eleonor says:

    I’m waiting for Kim K statement, on Gaga’s last quote.

  26. katie says:

    my question to fur-wearing individuals is this..would you like to be electrocuted and skinned alive so some vapid-ass person can wear your skin? didn’t think so..

  27. Christian says:

    This worthless b*tch needs less Google alerts in her life.

  28. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I feel like yanking that pup out of her arms. There should be a law preventing fur-wearers from owning pets.

  29. Ali says:

    Wrong! How can you not hate on this pretentious bitch. She is the absolute biggest famewhore that ever walked the Earth. PETA is for shit, but so is Gaga. She could have said nothing at all. Keeping your mouth shut is a great way to let people and monsters know that what you do is none of their business.

    Honestly, she called Kim Kardashian, the second biggest famewhore, fabulous. Gaga praised someone who orchestrated their own fame via a sex tape. I’m not clear on what there is to not hate. Everything about Gaga is worth hating.

    What happened to her damn media break?

  30. Jay Elle says:

    Get some values, Gag. Fur will NEVER BE OK.

  31. Brittany says:

    Forget about the fur for a moment.

    Kim Kardashian is fabulous?

    Aw hell no!

  32. WTFPeople says:

    How can you NOT blame her? Has she not seen the Chinese fur farm video? How is that art? This woman is just pathetic. Now we have more proof.

  33. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    Well said elj, gls, marie christian and others – where to begin – you know her team is feeding her these phrases, she’s not smart enough to come up with them by herself – “piece de resistance wtf! Resistance to what? She’s a filthy rich famehoing 1 per center Way too much coke and animal fur clogging her brain. Wonder what her besties like Ellen Degeneres and others that slobber over her think of this; and a Lardassian is “fabulous” at what being fake – just like Gaggles birds of a feather. amazing it took about a year and a half for her to turn into a detestable narcissistic dope.

  34. carrie says:

    i ask myself :if i transform her dog in fur mittens,will it always be “museum piece of resistance”?

    i don’t wear fur but i am not against fur when you’re in a very cold country (Groenland in winter for example) or when you hunt the pet to eat it and use his fur
    in clear i’m against fur as sign of wealth or fashion

  35. anya says:

    ‘Please respect my views’ love it! More like ‘please respect my right to be a hypocrite’.
    She should just fess up that, like KimK, she doesn’t have any coherent opinions on the matter but doesn’t like people to point out that she’s a moron.

  36. Nanz says:

    I get headaches from all the eye rolling…

    Is the poor dog an art accessory too??

  37. kellyinseattle says:

    She has worn out her welcome…I’m tired of her.

  38. Bankie says:

    P.E.T.A. (Ridin’ Furry [Radio Edit])

    Every mornin’ out o’bed at a quarter to eight
    Leave my house on Doheny ’cause I can’t be late
    Heard Johnny Weir’s rockin’ a fox and pushin’ pedals
    That’s a’ight ’cause for that ass I’ve got a box o’Gold Medal
    Have his ass on his back wrapped in his handlebars
    While I’m switching lanes yellin’ “PETA!” out o’my car
    I’m at the ‘Bucks frontin’ Apple with a cinnamon swirl
    See, I’m rich, positive and I’m savin’ the world…

  39. Darth says:

    Considering that CaCa-face herself is half jackal, half rat you’d think she’d care a more about the other forest animals.
    In all seriousness though, her fans really ought to reconsider their admiration of this asshole and what her statement really says about her. Her “morals not being rigid” could apply to anything else that she claims to care so much about *ahem* like her fans, or gay rights.
    “So, like, I used to totally support gay rights, but now I’m dating this really cute artist and he’s a big homophobe & hates all my gay friends, but like, am I supposed to, like, stop seeing him just because I’m usually against homophobia? As if! Like, respect my right to change my mind, Little Monsters. It doesn’t mean you have to stop buying my records just because I no longer live up to the moral code that I used to pretend to share with you guys.”

    Come on, people. Stop supporting liars and fakes!

  40. Manayer says:

    forget about this sh*t, there’s a company that makes human leather wallets and stuff, some one should care about that, no?
    just google human leather wallets.

  41. Jake says:

    All of you have to understand that this is exactly everything GaGa ever dreamed of! I know how she thinks. She is vain, ostentatious and pretentious, she wants to dress in the most expensive designer names and wear fur and diamonds and rubies! SHE LIVES FOR OPULENCE! She loves the cameras and the scandal and the private jets! … Just listen to her first album “The Fame” where do you think she got all that fame and fortune inspiration from?

  42. Tanja says:

    Lady Gaga is so over-she just needs to stay relevant by any means

  43. Tanja says:

    Lady Gaga is so over-she just needs to stay relevant by any means.

  44. Darth says:

    Pretty hypocritical of her to tell PETA to stop wasting flour, when she’s wasting entire animals just to wear an ugly coat to be photographed in once.
    Then again, we’re talking about a megalomaniac here, who will consume anything or anyone if it fits her selfish needs.

  45. Darth says:

    Pretty hypocritical of her to tell P.E.T.A. to stop wasting flour, when she’s wasting entire animals just to wear an ugly coat to be photographed in once.
    Then again, we’re talking about a megalomaniac here, who will consume anything or anyone if it fits her selfish needs.

  46. Darth says:

    Pretty hypocritical of her to tell P.E.T.A. to stop wasting flour, when she’s wasting entire animals just to wear an ugly coat to be photographed in once. Then again, we’re talking about a megalomaniac here, who will consume anything or anyone if it fits her selfish needs.

  47. Becks11980 says:

    “Fashion” will always be stupid.

  48. Aud says:

    I’m wondering what GaGa will do once she runs out of publicity gimmicks.
    She is a hypocrite who can’t even structure a coherent argument, probably because she is so vapid and stupid.

  49. Dee says:

    “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.”
    This statement doesn’t make any sense. What is wrong with her brain?

  50. A. says:

    I’m very sorry, I never liked Gaga but after this letter I have to say that I’m a fan!

  51. sashavice says:

    To me, this is the ballsiest and most risky thing she has ever done. No one publicly accepts or promotes the wearing of fur anymore. I hope she sticks to her guns.

    • Karma says:

      Why is it ballsy or risky? It’s not like she’s setting up abortion clinics in states that kill and bomb abortion providers./s

      At worst she will get red paint thrown on her which will inspire another long song intro at her concerts where she’ll lecture PETA at the piano for attacking her and being art bigots.

      How many fans will she really lose if they are already fooled by her contrived bs? None…but they’ll all cheer that intro.

      • Eve says:

        At worst she will get red paint thrown on her which will inspire another long song intro at her concerts where she’ll lecture PETA at the piano for attacking her and being art bigots.

        You know, she’s probably preparing her next piano speech as we speak.

    • A says:

      Ballsy? Risky? I’m embarrassed FOR you.
      “oh my gawd, GAGA is SO cool, like, she goes against PETA and stuff. super brave!!”

      You complete and utter idiot.

  52. jwoolman says:

    Every time I see Lady Ga Ga I’m reminded of the lookalike character “Madam Goo Goo” who appeared on an episode of Disney’s “A. N. T. Farm”. Whenever she was in a scene, every time the camera was on her, she was wearing a different crazy outfit. So in a single scene, as the conversation went on between her and other characters and the camera went back and forth, she went through quite a few outfits…

  53. erika says:

    how about we carve that ole puppy up DumbDumb?

  54. Anastacia Beaverhouzen says:

    F–K MADONNA-> I MISS GRACE JONES.