Lady Gaga Addresses “Furgate” With Vague Statement
We’re nearing the end of Summer – the hottest season of the year – and while it’s the perfect excuse for girls to get wet and wear the most revealing outfits, it seems to be the right time for Lady Gaga to wear a number of extravagant furs.
While many (hey PETA) may question her furry fashion choices, Gaga couldn’t be bothered but seeing that it’s now causing controversy with her little monsters, she has spoken out on what she labels as “Furgate.”
In a post written on her Little Monsters Social Networking site, Mother Monster explained to her fans that she respects them and values their opinions. She also pointed out that she does believe in animal rights and expressed disappointed in PETA.
The post read:
FURGATE PART 1
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. 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. 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. 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.
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