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.