Lady Gaga hates PETA, hearts Kim Kardashian.
Lady Gaga has royally pissed off PETA. Hands up if you didn’t see this one coming. No one? Okay, good. Now, hands up if you’re just surprised that it’s taken this long for this fight to get started. Yeah. Me too.
Okay, so Gaga’s been seen in furs lately, and PETA’s calling her out on it. Here’s their open letter to Gaga:
Many of your gay fans, I among them, have long admired what you told Ellen: “I hate fur,fox and rabbit and with a wolf carcass make it appear that you have amnesia. I’m also including this brief video hosted by Tim Gunn showing the violent cruelty that you promote when you wear fur. 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.
Senior Vice President
Here’s Gaga’s response, as posted on her fansite:
I want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life.
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.
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.
Okay, so here’s the thing. Both sides of this argument are so predictable that I feel like I don’t even have anything to add to it, you know? Like, I almost feel like I’ve read this argument before. PETA’s being PETA, Gaga’s being Gaga. It’s whatever. I don’t know, maybe you have something more to add to it. Let me know in the comments below!