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PETA Lashes Out At Gaga Over Fur, Gaga Couldn’t Care Less

Back in 2009, Lady Gaga told Ellen, “I hate fur and I don’t wear fur.” So when she appeared clad in fur — nevermind it’s the middle of summer — on not one, but two occasions in the last two weeks, PETA thought it was time to take her to task with a big ole tisk-tisk courtesy of gay senior vice president, Dan Matthews.

In an open letter to Mother Monster, Matthews writes:

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. PETA has long participated in Pride events around the country, and just last week, we helped lead protests against Chick-fil-A. But 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.

We await your reply.

Well, Gags more or less replied with a tweet yesterday letting everyone know that those are luxury carcasses:

“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”

While PETA means well — in a way — at the end of the day, they’re really just a bunch well-funded bullies who intimidate and provoke people into seeing their side of the story. And we all know Gaga doesn’t like a bully.

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  • David Malvaney

    She should stick to her original statement, she looks wishy-washy otherwise.

  • Bob

    If she is indeed wearing real fur, she has lost one gay Monster in her fan group. I will not support anyone who believes that it is okay to kill animals for fashion. I hope that others in the LGBT community feel the same way and will convince her to sop this barbaric practice.

  • Daez

    She is a publicity whore who will do anything to keep her name in lights. For some reason, the media loves covering these PETA stories and Lady Gaga knows it. She will ride out the story and then apologize publicly and then all will be lovey dovey again.


    PETA is a despicable organization ran by professional fame whores that does nothing more than siphon off donations from groups that actually do help animals. Its kind of disgusting that they still get any coverage at all.

  • Larkin

    Peta is nuts. Literally crazy.

    Wear your fur gaga!

  • jwrappaport

    @Daez: Amen. Gaga is a media whore and PETA rife with inconsistency, incoherent arguments, and generally problematic. Not that our compassion for animals should be limited to our estimation of their intelligence, but PETA often treads on thin ice, especially when they encourage criminal enterprises (e.g., Animal Liberation Front, among many) to sabotage medical research. Ask any medical researcher: there are often no adequate substitutes for animal testing. Straight from a very smart horse’s mouth:

    “There is no alternative to the use of animals for analyzing the complexity of immunity.”

    -Dr. Harold Varmus, Nobel Laureate and Director of National Cancer Institute.


    Regarding clothing, it seems illogical not to use the entirety of an animal that is already dead or slated to graduate from Bovine University.

  • ned

    Fur is back!

  • Ben

    It could be vintage fur, which arguably has much less effect on the market.

  • What the f**k

    @ned: For brain dead fuckwits….just another example of “I couldn’t give a fuck for anybody else but ME ME ME!” ….and the bitch still looks like shit..

  • ned

    A dead mink is a good mink!

  • jonathanseer

    @Daez: you got that right

  • jonathanseer

    @jwrappaport: They also get in the way of a valid message.

    While animals may be necessary for good scientific research, we should also ensure that while being used that way their suffering is kept to a minimum, and allowed to live as normally as possible in that situation.

    There is no justification for making animals suffer needlessly when used for experimentation or study. In fact most suffering in that regard is needless, because it’s due to poor housing Etc.,

  • Neo

    Peta slaughtered 95.9% of all the animals it rescues in 2012, do not take my word for it, the absolute empirical evidence in in PETA’s own released records, a PDF of which is available here.


    Never support PETA, they are a violent, radical and hateful organisation.

  • jk

    @Daez: The website you gave us quotes and cites “petakillsanimals”, which is run by a front group called Center for Consumer Freedom. Center for Consumer Freedom sticks up for big pharma, the tobacco industry, and most importantly the meat industry. Center for Consumer freedom doesn’t care one bit about animals and has worked extremely hard to show PETA in a negative light. They have obviously succeeded.
    1, PETA headquarters in VA is not an animal shelter. It is an office building. I too have been there. Even volunteered there. It is made up of cubicles not fit for sheltering homeless animals.
    2. That 29 Million dollars donated? Yeah. That money does not go to terrorism. That goes to stopping the electrocution of baby elephants in Ringling Brother’s circus. It stops huge corporations like LIPTON from running unnecessary tests on animals. It helps stop the use of clothing lines using fur, worldwide.
    And everything else you see here:

    Don’t buy in to the peta kills animals propaganda, because that’s exactly what it is: propaganda.

  • jk

    @Neo: petakillsanimals is not a valid source. It is run by a group called center for consumer freedom, a front group for the meat industry. The people behind “petakillsanimals” doesn’t give a rats behind about animals. Don’t take my word for it, though. Research it. Center for consumer freedom. Look em up.

    check out PETA’s victories in 2011 alone while you are at it

  • Dagrlzrd

    I do not condone the killing of animals for fashion. However if you live in Russia it is OK to cover yourself in the pelts of creatures who have evolved ways to deal with the cold. When you have money and new tech to deal with the cold. That is one thing.But when you have no choice,what will you do? Freeze to death? Stand naked in 20 below???Gaga,I love you, but if this is true? Shame on you! Fake stufff nowadays looks way COOL.To exist in a state of hubris where we put ourselves above all other creatures is folly.As an old soul,I consign you all to burn in the fires of hell that you have made.I shall always enjoy life,as I know,that I give love and life to all things,at every moment, to everything in my life,that gives me life!!! Most of you have lost your way,and in one sense the old ways are the best ways.Combine the two and you WILL find peace.How can you ALL be so stupid!!!!!!! EVEN A CHILD KNOWS THE TRUTH OF LIFE!!!

  • Neo

    @jk: PETA blow up university laboratories and torture humans who run farms and you will not read PETA’s own documents showing how many animals they murder, far more than any animal shelter anywhere on the planet. The facts are in those documents, I don’t care about the slant or who is pro what. It is PETA’s own documents that prove it.

    They are an evil, horrible organisation sanctioning and funding radical violence all over the globe.

  • jk

    @Neo: No. They are not evil by any means. Unless you call helping animals evil? lol. Unless you call halting animal testing evil? Unless you call banning the use of exotic skins evil? Unless you call stopping the poising of primates at the EPA evil? Unless you call fining a circus that violently beats young elephants evil? You have one warped sense of morality.

  • Ted

    Why does everyone just assume that the fur is real? It could just as easily be a synthetic.

  • Dagrlzrd

    @Daez: YOU ARE A HORRIBLE NEGATIVE CREATURE! You ARE the monster under the bed. USE your mind for something else than negative crap!!! Who hurt you? Who was THE ONE who poisoned your mind,body,and soul? Was it you? OR are you a victim of your own stupidity? The wronged women who takes her hate out on everyone else? WAKE UP AND SHARE YOUR MIND AND LOVE!!! Holy Mother of God!!! Go back in time,find your roots,you can be so much more than who you are to day! You have so much to offer,yet you wast it in these petty tirades.WAKE THE FUCK UP BITCH!!!I am so tired of this shit! We have access to so much that is good real and life affirming yet we give ourselves over to superficial garbage that will only bring us unhappiness IN THE LONG RUN!!!

  • Dagrlzrd

    I am tired of pop crap.I am and always have been a person of culture.Now the only culture I see is something that one might find in a petri dish.And for the most part,it will only make you sick.

  • Daez

    @Dagrlzrd: Nothing you just posted made any sense. I’m assuming you are a whacked out whack job that has spent your entire life getting high on whatever was available. Put down the spray can, the fumes are extremely bad for you.

    On a side note, I have a problem with PETA siphoning off money that could go to the real cause of rescuing animals. PETA does nothing to help animals. They are attention whores. They exist only to bring attention to themselves.

    If you want to get involved with the cause of animal rights then get involved with a decent group like YOUR LOCAL Humane Society. They do much more to rescue animals than PETA ever will.

    Also, do you understand how much progress has been made via animal testing. Many of our cures for diseases come directly from that testing. I’m sorry, but if the choice is between curing cancer and not testing on lab rats then I will gladly fund that research.

  • Jim DeBlasio

    The fur is fake, the meat dress is fake, the blood and brains and gore is fake too! I think Lady Gaga does a world of good by showing just how gross and horrible and stupid the abuse of animals is. It’s not real it’s make believe.
    PS Hermes sucks.

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  • jk

    @Daez: Local shelters are extremely necessary. PETA is extremely necessary. They both have different yet purposeful causes when it comes to animals and animal rights. I am a member of and support both.

    How can you possibly say PETA doesn’t help animals? They do so not only in THIS country but world wide! lol. Unless you call halting animal testing “not helping”? Unless you call banning the use of exotic skins “not helping”? Unless you call stopping the poising of primates at the EPA “not helping”? Unless you call fining a circus that violently beats young elephants “not helping”? Unless you call saving the lives of 1,300 animals PER (repro tox) TEST WORLDWIDE “not helping”?

    Come on now. Put your past prejudices aside for two seconds. Realize that the media doesn’t EVER cover animal cruelty so PETA MUST take crazy measures to get themselves in the spotlight. It’s really not that difficult to understand if you think about it.

  • Neo

    @jk: So you think it is morally acceptable to torment families who run dairy farms with letter bombs and poison pen letters?, that it is fine to blow up university laboratories with people still in them?.

    Your warped sense of morality is terrifying, but like all extremists you cannot be reasoned with. Instead of objectively looking at the complete empirical, documented and supported facts you choose a moronic ideology that condones violence and hates humanity. I also like how you tried to pull a load of heart tugging strings that make me look like a monster as well.

    Kudos, amateur. Thankfully most intelligent people can see through the smoke and mirrors and lies and see that PETA are a vile group supported by fundamentally horrible, unethical immoral nutters.

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  • Stephen

    Time for s steak! Yum yum yum!

  • doug105

    @jk: You want to site PETA’s propaganda while calling other peoples sites biased ? really ? Find a deprogrammer get some help .

  • Roberto

    True class is how you make others feel around you. Evidently she has none.
    A victim of her monied success. Buy your happiness dumbass.

  • MP

    Forgive me for getting too cerebral, but I think she might have done this on purpose. Her next album is supposedly about the “fall of (blonde) icons” and she’s been exhibiting some behavior that’s a but counter to a lot of her past statements so just bare with me, but I think she brought this on her for a reason, much like wearing flats, the perfume, the lip-plumping, the Princess Diana song etc. etc.

    Also does anyone know if Hermes use real fur or fur obtained by natural, non-violent means? I digress…

  • Neo

    @doug105: The site I posted has an agenda, but the articles and documents I cite are filed by PETA themselves under federal laws related to tax exemption and charitable status.

    There is no editing or lies, the facts are in their own documents.

  • Ogre Magi

    @Dagrlzrd: Bitch, take a chill pill!

  • James M. Martin

    PETA should concentrate their efforts less on Gaga than Paul Ryan, who keeps getting shown on TV with his big game kills. I never thought there was anything manly or sportsmanlike of a guy with a high-powered rifle and a scope that can see the Kremlin from Alaska crouching, smilingly, beside such a magnificent creature as a big buck. In fact, I think it makes the hunter look small and insignificant, just as Ryan is. Vote for the guy who brung you, Obama.

  • hamoboy

    Anyone more than superficially supportive of animal rights should hate PETA just as much as the fur farms in Asia. They do things that LOOK good, but are often no better for the animals they’re trying to “save”.

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  • Dagrlzrd

    @Ogre Magi: I am so sorry! When I graduated high school at 15 and had my MA from Berkley in 1978 I only thought that there was something wrong with me.Wanting to have sex with men of all things.I am soooo stoopid with an IQ of 127.I cannot see the over 10 thousand years of human evolution that led to this moment.No one used a monotheistic religion to control the way people acted.Common sense was not enough.For so many morons.All the cute clever little apes thinking they were so smart with their mushroom dicks and tools to eat termites. And make bombs. And I am called crazy.You people make me want to lose my lunch.With your pop culture and Bravo TV.The only thing good about you is that you make me laugh,in that you all think this shit matters in any way.Take a chill pill??? I have a life someone who loves me and all I need to live!!! Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!!!Most of the crap you use today? I wrote the code for that shit in the 80s and 90s.I am no one and nothing! So what does that make you???

  • 11

    She was wearing a fur coat in Bulgaria, where the temperature in the summer is 40C in the shade. WTF?

  • Anthony

    It’s funny that people took her Ellen quote seriously seeing as she had worn fur before and then a meat dress and leather. My question is, when will PETA and its supporters start attacking themselves? PETA kills most of the animals it rescues every year, so I don’t see the difference.

    What Gaga meant by her Hermes comment, however, was that if you did a li’l bit of research, you’d see that the collection from which the coat she was wearing came from was created with FAUX fur. But, you know, whatever, who needs facts?

  • Daez i

    @Dagrlzrd: Yet, you still post here. So, please explain why you would bother to post here if we are so far beneath you oh great one!

  • Ogre Magi

    @Dagrlzrd: Damn,Bitch! You crazy!

  • Emily

    Peta should lash out at gays for causing immorality and bestiality.

    Gays repent!!!!


  • Stephen


    How do gays cause immorality and bestiality? Please explain using a rational, scientific, non-religious argument not based upon biblical dogma. Please also provide citations for your sources on this subject.

  • Kevin

    It’s a fake fur used in a movie promo shot. PETA should check it’s facts before attacked her.

    On top of that PETA is insane. Regardless of what site the guy above got his figures from it is fact that PETA is the single largest euthenizer of animals in the US. There have been multiple documentaries and well researched articles confirming this.

  • Kevin

    It’s a fake fur used in a movie promo shot. PETA should check it’s facts before it attacked her.

    On top of that PETA is insane. Regardless of what site the guy above got his figures from it is fact that PETA is the single largest euthenizer of animals in the US. There have been multiple documentaries and well researched articles confirming this.

  • Derek

    Why should she or anyone care what PETA says? They are ridiculous fanatics.

    I think people are going to care less and less about fur… how is it different from leather or any other animal product?

  • Michael

    Lady Gaga versus Animals Killed Only For Fashion…

    My money is on the dead animals. If the fur is real and if Lady Gaga is seriously taking an “F-You” approach to Peta, well let’s just say I’ll be betting some little monsters aren’t going to be in her pack anymore.

    Sorry but you can’t just go from being an advocate to doing exactly what you were advocating against without coming out as a loser

  • Red Meat

    When ever I meet a vegan, I turn the other way. Save my self from pretentious conversations.

  • hamoboy

    @Michael: It’s fake fur. She shouldn’t have to explain herself to a supposed “leader in animal rights” when a simple 5 minute google search would have told them the fur she wore is fake.

  • jj

    @hamoboy: Hermes doesnt do fake fur. They make crocodile ostrich and aligator handbags. They dont do faux anything…

  • ccm800

    More people ought to do what PETA does and get of their asses and make a damn difference. Shame on you for your description of them and SHAME ON GAGA for being full of shit.

  • Timmeeeyyy!!!

    Even if the coat is faux fur, doesn’t it still perpetuate the idea that animal fur is glamorous and fashionable?

  • rkidd


    Where were you when Gaga decided to wear the meat dress? Living under a rock I presume. So you mean to tell me you were okay with Lady Gaga wearing a meat dress, which as I recall also enraged PETA, over a fur coat, which may or may not be real? I think there’s hypocrisy on both sides of this scandal, don’t you think?

  • rkidd


    And so are the idiots who are just now saying they hate Lady Gaga for wearing fur, almost TWO years after she wore her meat dress…

  • Sozo

    Born this way – to die for GaGa’s fashion.

  • Britt

    @Dagrlzrd: there are a lot of people on here saying that she should “share mind and love”, but in the same message those people are calling her a “horrible, negative creature” (not even bothering to call her a human being/person or anything civil but instead used the term creature). Even went as far as calling her names that as a Christian I won’t repeat. Those people want to call her a hypocrite but so are all of you. You can’t expect for someone to show love when you can’t even show love. You might not like what she’s doing but there’s a way to Express yourself without becoming a hypocrite and being so rude and hateful. I agree that she should walk the walk after talking the talk and not become hypocritical, but it is her choice what she wears. I personally wouldn’t want to wear real fur and PETA has done great things but they are against mistreatment of animals (which is wonderful ) but it’s ok to mistreat humans? Bullying and throwing flour on someone while they are at a CHARITY event (dress for success) for raising clothes for underprivileged women and to give them clothes to wear for interviews to find jobs and get back on their feet. It was so rude, disrespectful, and inappropriate. It just wasn’t disrespectful to Kim k but also to everyone who was involved in putting this charity event together and to the women that the charity assists. I don’t agree with Kim k and lady gaga on wearing fur but it is their lives, their body, their money, their decision. PETA needs to follow their own advice about mistreatment of animals but they need to apply that philosophy and advice for humans also.

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