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Lady Gaga Defends Wearing Fur

Lady Gaga Defends Wearing Fur

Lady Gaga heads out of her hotel and gets mobbed by fans as she heads to her concert on Thursday (August 16) in Bucharest, Romania.

The 26-year-old singer, in Moschino, recently took to her website to defend wearing fur.

“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,” Gaga wrote. “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,” she added. “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,” Gaga continued. “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.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Lady Gaga’s defense of wearing fur?

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  • hmmm…

    I’m over her!

  • lana

    I was thinking that was a pretty decent/well-written statement… until she said Kim Kardashian was fabulous.

  • huh?

    Some people who seek so desperately to be different for the sake of different tend to come out looking like a fool. Lady Gaga tries so hard.

  • Nicole

    Kim Kardashian is NOT fabulous. The girl is a talentless famewhore.

  • what?

    Did she really call Kim Trashian fabulous? Must be a typo.

  • Lauren

    I think Gaga is DEEPLY uneducated. Those other ‘animal’ fashion pieces are obtained in a hugely different way than fur. Animals are SKINNED ALIVE and then tossed aside and left to die, writhing in agony. Animals for meat/cows for hide etc are killed humanely. There is NO EXCUSE for wearing fur. Sorry Gaga, but you’ve just made yourself look like a stupid and horrible person. Imagine having all of your skin cut off until you were nothing but muscle and nerve endings, then being tossed onto a pile to die. Sick.

  • Kim Trash is a W*hore

    Yes, a typo. She must have meant w*hore, not fabulous.

  • an opinion

    What an arrogant SOB! I am sure she wears blood diamonds from Africa too. Because it is all about how she looks.

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  • Raluca

    I not a big fan of Gaga but she was really friendly with her fans.:)

  • Lady Gaga needs to pick her battles. For one second, I thought she was trying to get sympathy for not being able to buy fur at one point in her life… as if now that she’s able to buy anything she wants, fur is suppose to be like a dream come true? Get a grip. Fur is not a mandate, just like owning a real Ivory from an elephant is unnecessary. Just silly excess stuff.

  • Elizabeth G.

    I don’t mean to offend, and only the truth offends, but trashy follows trashy. Hence her comment about Kim K.

  • smh

    Gaga is a walking contradiction. Giving props to the trash Kim who’s only talent was taking it in the b*utt and blowing on a crooked pe*nis on screen. Shame on Gaga. There are real fabulous people out there.

  • Obvious

    Looks like she is as vain as the rest of them. The vanity she so-called rejects is what she obviously craves.

  • BEAN

    She should be able to wear whatever the hell she wants.

  • James

    what a self fish woman, now that you made all your money off your “little monsters” you can go and do whatever you want.. sorry but you just lost a fan.

  • SAN


  • namer

    @Lauren: but it’s ‘fashion’ or ‘art’ to wear it *cough* Doubt she’d wear a writhing-in-pain meat dress.

  • Ridic!

    Gaga is as phony as her outfits to be giving a shout out to Kim Trash…

  • SaintMidian

    I like her song California Gurls but Kim Kardashian and her husband Otis or Odem or whatever is a wreck.

  • Delfines

    “Save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry”
    Save your stupid dress and give the meat to the children who are hungry, Lady Gaga.

  • Elizabeth G.

    @SaintMidian: bahahahahahahahha ummmmm that’s Katy Perry’s song and its Kim K’s sisters that are married, not her lol. But it’s ok if u were wrong none of those celebrities are worth paying attention to xD

  • Wow!

    Unbelievable, Gaga tries to mask an ugly truth with fancy words. “You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance.” Save the semantics for your mama, moron. We know better.

    By the way, the trashy Kim is not fabulous, nowhere near it.

  • Elizabeth G.

    The worst part of this “statement” of hers is that she is actually encouraging her fan-base to wear fur coats :( and She has so many moronic followers, like actual FOLLOWERS, that are going to say, “she’s right!” people are so stupid these days.

  • Gaga made me gag!

    “Save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry” Huh, what?! What a blatant contradiction. I hope people boycott her music or anything she touches for that matter. How easily these people forget where they come from as soon as the money rolls in.

  • rachel

    I hope she lose fans for this.
    this is beyond cruel and ignorant, how can she not care at all about the suffer of animals?
    she’s disgusting

  • annasophi

    She’s full of crap.

  • Val

    @BEAN: Don’t you think that those animals’ right to live is a little higher on the list than her incredibly stupid dresses?

  • dp

    She just lost me as a fan.

  • Looselipz

    Gag Gag, how bout a nice bottle of STFU?
    Playing both fields and then trying to defend yourself?
    I hope PETA bakes cookies on you with all the flour they can stuff in your mouth.

  • What a waste!

    Unfreakingbelievable! Her statements alone are enough for me to boycott! Selfish and fake!

  • The Real Emma

    Idiot. Killing animals for fashion is not art. Get a grip.

  • very sad

    Sorry, but I cannot go for that, Gaga. Your play on words did not fool me. You are a hypocrite.

  • original miley

    “i have never been able to afford a nice one” are you f. kidding me? she was born with money, his dad is rich, everyone knows she was all her life a spoiled little girl born in the upper east side!!! come on stefani! stop playing with us germanotta!

  • so sick and tired….

    Who the hell wrote that! How does flour even compare to skinning an animal alive for the benefit of your attire for the day/or some stupid magazine cover.

  • Lola

    Just making excuses.

  • DC

    oh shut the fck up you monster.. i would LOVE to see you being skinned ALIVE you worthless piece of sh*t .. do us all a fovour and go drop dead somewhere and take that wh*re bag Kim K with you, you dumb b*tch

  • Serious

    Is Gaga implying she was destitute? LOL! If I read another article in which a celebrity tries to use the “poor me” angle, I am going to faint. She is from an affluent family, went to the best schools and had access to money. Oh my, oh my, how celebrities enjoy to pull the wool over our eyes. Gaga you are full of s*hit!

  • Truthie

    Killing animals for the sake of fashion is NOT a good cause. It’s shallow and completely unnecessary.

  • Mrs. Right

    Fur is warm as hell. If you buy a good coat and take care of it properly, it will actually last you a lifetime. She can wear whatever the hell she chooses. We all can.

  • Ne

    Wonders if she has seen how they remove coat from animals.

  • Mrs. Right

    @so sick and tired….:

    The animals are not skinned alive. Their meat is processed into food for carnivorous domestic animals (i.e., dogs).

  • jbk

    This DUMBASS piece of s h i t ! How uneducated! She just made herself look even stupid. I’m so tired of her. Stop wearing fur you w h o r e!

  • claire

    What an effen idiot. Well this is just one more fan who won’t be following you ever again.

  • Booooo!

    What do I think, Jared? I think I’m disgusted. What the hel*l did I just read! Very shallow of her, as I have always thought her to be although she tries to sell something else.

    She should name her next song shallow — such hypocrisy.

  • uenck

    She lost SO MANY fans right there. How ignorant you just made yourself look! Stupid UGLY piece of crap! the fur you wear doesn’t make you look rich or pretty, it makes you look DISGUSTING & even more UGLY!

  • Livvy

    Appreciating the beauty of an animal is not the same as wearing a piece of them for a fashion moment.

  • Who cares what you think?

    I was agreeing with ther until the last comment about Bimbo Trashtashian.

  • Jules

    This is just fabulous. Obviously everyone commenting on here aren’t quite understanding Gaga’s true message. She’s not saying that she defends animal abuse because she MIGHT wear real fur ( and that’s a huge MIGHT since she never actually admits) but because animals who are skinned for other such materials have also gone through a similar process, and she does admit to wearing those materials. While some skinning is humane, much of it isn’t. If you’re going to insult her for wearing and defending fur, then you may as well insult every other celebrity who also wears leather, snakeskin, etc. Also, while I definitely don’t agree that Kim K. is fabulous, since she’s famous only thanks to her money, that’s Gaga’s point here. Everyone has different ways of seeing things, and you shouldn’t be shooting her down because of it – rather, discussing it. Seriously, you’re all so incredibly terrible and jump to conclusions far too easily.
    For the record, I’m not even a huge Gaga fan myself, but I respect her views – as should you.

  • my thoughts

    I think Gaga’s high priced education did not teach her much of anything, not even the basics. I had no idea she was such a selfish, hypocritical wanna-be. Fur is art? Wow, another celebrity who stoops to a new low to justify an action/behavior. Next, she will blame it on the media.