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Lady Gaga Explains Meat Dress Meaning

Lady Gaga Explains Meat Dress Meaning

Ellen DeGeneres presents Lady Gaga with a veggie bikini and skirt as an alternative to her meat dress, which Gaga wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards earlier in the evening.

“Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian,” Gaga explained. “As you know, I am the most judgement-free human being on the earth. However, it has many interpretations. For me this evening, if we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights pretty soon, we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.”

Watch Gaga‘s interview TODAY (Sept. 13) during the season eight premiere of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Justin Timberlake is also a guest!

FYI: Gaga just announced that her new album is called Born This Way.

10+ pictures inside of Lady Gaga wearing a meat dress…

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Photos: Filmmagic, Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.
Posted to: 2010 MTV VMAs, Ellen DeGeneres, Lady Gaga

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  • Rovena

    I hope that Lady Gaga has a cameo in Star Trek 12 as a singer and her character could have dark connections to the Orion Syndicate (the mafia of the Star Trek universe) who should be the villains of the sequel. With her futuristic music and style, she would fit right in. Midway through Star Trek 12, I’d like to see Kirk, Spock and McCoy go undercover to a concert of hers on a distant planet like with Diva Plavalaguna in The Fifth Element (1997). When she sings Bad Romance, Paparazzi, Poker Face or Just Dance, her show could be raided by Syndicate henchmen who have a thunderous phaser fight with Kirk, Spock and McCoy.

  • Sean

    attention whore

  • Jill

    I’m not a vegetarian or anything (had chicken for dinner tonight!) but that dress is gross!!!

    She’s such a cool and talented person. I wish she didn’t feel the need to do shit like this.

  • Millie

    Imagine how many animals had to die and become ‘pieces of meat’ so that this poser can make a stupid “statement” about not being a “piece of meat”, my verdict is she is rather a “piece of sh*t” .

  • Leni

    Oh the douchebaggery. “I’m not a piece of meat”, then stop shoving yourself in everyones faces!!

  • Millie

    Great! Now slather some bbq sauce on the meat, stick a big skewer up her a$s and put her on the grill.

  • Darren

    She is not a piece of meat, but she definitely looks like it ! ;)

  • VBN


  • pikapal

    Where is the bacon bra when you need it? That dress must have stunk i feel sorry for anybody who was near her.

  • anna

    She is going crazy ..I feel bad for her..This is sick.

  • yo sista

    She’s so fu_cking self absorbed “As you know, I am the most judgement-free human being on the earth” !:!!!! NO B!TCH YOURE NOT
    There are people on the planet way better than you and your stupid attention who_ring style! this b!tch wearing meat? what a f_c_king psycho! there is nothing interesting about her NOTHING! all this to “shock” and become “iconic” sooooooooo desperate to be iconic!

  • ck_always

    I don’t care about her statement or other people’s wanna-be animal activist crap, but that outfit and idea in general is just retarded. Her music is good, but good lord is she stupid.

  • Amelia

    Some people are too dumb to realize that the meat was fake. People call her an attention whore, well, at least she’s getting more attention than you ever will.


    attention seeking, much?

  • idiots

    so if she was wearing a calf leather dress? would anyone find it offensive?
    i think that might be the biggest statement of that dress, too bad lady gaga wasn’t smart enough to articulate this.
    the dress is a perfect way of criticizing our habit of wearing body parts of animals as clothes.

  • okay

    just further confirms for me that celebrity are a crazy azz lot

  • OMFG

    She is destroying the music industry.
    Was this the VMAs or Halloween with music?

  • http://j ivanka

    eeeeeew that is real meat? disgusting i dont get why people like her.. she is weird

  • Jade

    I have one word and one word only for this: REVOLTING!

  • Victoria


    It’s not REAL meat. Seriously, why do people think it is? It is fabric that has been dyed to look like it and has a coating sprayed on it that gives it a gloss/wet look. It’s pretty much made out of the same thing as those “wet look” swimsuits. A real meat dress would leave blood stains on everything she touched. Like her chair, her body, and all the people she hugged.

    How many animals died to make her dress?!:) More like how many polyesters!:) Don’t be so silly:)

  • http://justjared anna belle

    oh gaga just shut up and sing!!!!!!

  • NativeNYker

    Girl knows how to get a message accross.

    Rants, Thoughts & Merde

  • Redstar

    Ellen is vegan XD awkward

  • Nick

    @Victoria: This is REAL meat. It is not the first flesh dress.

  • um

    she’s way too talented for all of this nonsense….

  • Kary

    If these pieces of meat are real, she is really sick and crazy.

  • Sandra

    Real or not, there’s definately a screw loose in that head somewhere. And to think that this wacko is idolised by our kids! :-(

  • Poor GaGa


    the kids admire her talent but there are some who are into this whole schtick (that’s what it is a schtick) and I feel there will be a split among her fans after seeing this dress. One group will say enough is enough and the other will fan the flames and dare her to do even more.

  • mm


    Now, that’s a bitchslap for all of you who thinks that she can’t sing and doesn’t have talent.

  • Eric Shinn

    i always imagine gaga to smell hammy

  • Lady Xerox

    I’m not crazy I’m just another musical wannabe who realized pple forgot about grace bowie and thought I was actually creatively talented.. so I’m running with it.. I steal everybody else’s idea and pretend I give a shit about my monsters, the gays and the awkward pple i never hung out with cause I was really a rich snob in HS.. God Bless all the idiots who mistake catchy tunes for works of art… now that i’m done with coping trash fashion, meat dress fashion, madonna, Isabella blow.. who will i rip off next.. house of xerox lets get to work

  • Marcus

    The hate for this tranny is approaching critical levels.Not long now until we get some relief from this festering sore.

  • tabby

    Is that real meat? Please say no! That’s cruel . :(

  • jeff

    It’s an idiot.

  • Esme

    What rights are she defending? I dislike celebrity mumbo jumbo.

  • regrets

    I think Lady Gaga is suffering much and shes dragging out resentment. So sad.

  • OMFG

    I just saw this interview with Ellen………so stupid.
    This woman is a genius and an idiot all at the same time.
    I hate when Ellen sucks up to her celebrities.

  • kyla

    Can she not “stand up for her rights” without sacrificing a LIFE!?!?!?! like for f”uck sakes shes a god damn idiot. totally lost all respect for her. she’s a dumb b”itch

    I am a vegan and I am completely offended. I dont have a problem with people who want to eat meat, at least its providing their bodies with nutrition and ya a life was lost, but at least it was used to support another life. Not hung all over some dumb broad’s gross body.

  • ty

    I used to love Lady GaGa, and now I absolutely hate her. I’ve lost all respect for her. This is horrible. I’m discusted.

    Gaga you just lost a fan and many more when I spread the word about this. Your absolutely DISCUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ever

    AKWARD! i think she’s crazy
    she looks like a cow

  • JJ

    Check out the article Camilla paglia wrote about her “The end of sex”
    in this weekends Paper.
    and exposed her for what she is
    a wannabeee madonna with no originality desperately milking her last drop of noteriety from the tit she suckled at
    In the future music will get its groove back

  • done

    this is a trivialized version of a Jana Sterbak installation, done from 1987 onwards and present last year in the elles@centrepompidou exhibition –

  • laverdadduele

    “I’m not a piece of meat” – she’s right! She’s a POS!

  • Victor



    Jared your bias is so funny. She said it wasn’t real meat so why didn’t you include that in your title?

  • lmao

    god people have no lives. why are so many people so invested in gaga?
    yall take her so fkn seriously

  • John

    I’m vegan so it’s obviously disturbing. It doesn’t matter what kind of message she was trying to portray she didn’t have to wear animal corpse as an ensemble. Sometimes, it’s just as affective announcing it. But it doesn’t surprise me because it is Lady Gaga. Everything has to be heard & seen.

  • ……..

    “The dress is indeed real meat from my family butcher”
    “So, yes, the dress is synthetic!”

    ??? Is it REAL or FAKE, make up your mind…

  • lol

    I love Gaga but that’s gross. The closeups of the shoes….olord….

  • Tasha

    One site is saying it was real another saying it wasn’t.
    If it was real, wouldn’t it stain everywhere she sat and everyone she touched/hugged? Wouldn’t it stink? There would be bits falling off as well.

    I think it’s rubber made to look real but she wants people to think it’s real to get people talking. Or there’s a material plastic layer beneath at least.