PETA boss slams Lady Gaga for backtracking on 'no fur' promise
Dan Matthews, Vice President at animal rights organisation PETA, has hit out at pop icon Lady Gaga for being photographed in fur despite proclaiming she would never wear it.
He saw a recent picture of the 'Judas' sensation in what appeared to be a pink mink coat (shown left) during a shopping trip in New York City and decided to pen an open letter to her, slamming her for going back on her word and setting a bad example to her fans:
Matthews referred specifically to an interview Gaga did with Ellen DeGeneres, in which she vowed to stay away from the controversial material, writing:
"Many of your gay fans, I among them, have long admired what you told Ellen: 'I hate fur, and I don't wear fur.' I included a link because these recent photos of you in fox and rabbit and with a wolf carcass make it appear that you have amnesia."
"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."
"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 has already noticed the open letter and posted a message to her LittleMonsters.com website last night (August 13) that simply read:
"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! Love, Gaga."
Watch one of her recent MONSTERVISION videos below:
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