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Lady Gaga Fires Back at PETA Over Fur: 'Please Credit Hermes'

Yesterday I posted a letter from PETA VP Dan Mathews to Lady Gaga objecting to the fact that she wore fur on several recent occasions.

GagafurGaga fired back over Twitter late yesterday:

"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"

Mathew suggested in his letter that her response would determine whether she would be "targeted" like Kim Kardashian, who was flour-bombed at a red carpet event.

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  1. I dont suppose Gaga is actually pointing out that Hermes may have used fake fur?

    Posted by: OberonOZ | Aug 14, 2012 2:10:43 PM


  2. I dont suppose Gaga is actually pointing out that Hermes may have used fake fur?

    Posted by: OberonOZ | Aug 14, 2012 2:10:45 PM


  3. So tired of this ugly hag

    Posted by: Marlee | Aug 14, 2012 2:45:50 PM


  4. So over her. Next. Pls someone throw paint on her and her FUGLY face.

    Posted by: Mike | Aug 14, 2012 3:03:48 PM


  5. I guess people have forgotten how PITA used to opposed AIDS research because it harmed animals. They were almost anti-gay.

    Don't confuse PETA with the USASPCA. The latter is a public awareness group that raises money to fund themselves by showcasing the abuse of domesticated animals. Local chapters, which are not affiliated with the national group run animal shelters, though their placement success rate is very low so there are now many rival "no kill" shelters.

    PETA is more recent group that remains shadowy. They're original goal was the ending of fur industry by banning fur and all product and medical testing on animals. They've also had a large campaign trying to promote veganism. Various splinter groups have been charged with domestic terrorism.

    So, the ASPCA is a traditional do-gooder money raiser while PETA is more like a religious organization. Their pronouncement on Lady Gaga is essentially equivalent to the Pope saying she should tone down her lyrics.

    Posted by: anon | Aug 14, 2012 3:10:58 PM


  6. LOL *SNAP*

    Posted by: Cody | Aug 14, 2012 3:15:34 PM


  7. If PETA doesn't protest silk, I don't see why they should oppose fur. After all, silk is the product of the enslavement of poor little silkworms.

    Posted by: Jeremy | Aug 14, 2012 3:33:16 PM


  8. Why does PETA focus so much on exotic furs when it SHOULD be focusing on the deplorable living conditions of chickens, hogs, cows, and other livestock. At least that wolf, or whatever she was wearing, got to live a natural life in the wilderness, and was shot and killed out of the blue. The animals that we eat every day have to live in cages their whole lives knowing that the only thing they have to live for is to become hamburger.

    Posted by: Andy | Aug 14, 2012 3:49:16 PM


  9. Regardless of what one thinks of either PETA or Lady Gaga -- personally, I don't have much respect for either -- Graphicjack's comment above explains why many of us regard wearing fur as a despicable inhumane act.

    Posted by: MichaelJ | Aug 14, 2012 3:50:16 PM


  10. You don't win arguments by attacking the speaker rather than the argument. I'm always confused when commenters here use tactics of the far right to defend gays and allies from criticism.

    Are you all saying it's okay to wear fur? Or are you just hating on PETA? I'm no fan of PETA but I can still recognize that killing animals for fashion is wrong.

    Posted by: John | Aug 14, 2012 3:55:24 PM


  11. While I'm against the wearing of fur, I do not equate fur wearers with criminals and evil doers. And I certainly do not support PETA's way of trying to change the world.

    All their attention whoring does is alienate people from the cause.

    Posted by: Philip Wester | Aug 14, 2012 4:08:19 PM


  12. Not sure that if the wearing of the skin of dead Gay and Lesbian men and women became fashionable, that PETA would oppose it. They are truly a one issue freakshow. Gaga never wears real fur, and they know it.

    Posted by: jeff | Aug 14, 2012 4:10:42 PM


  13. Screw. PETA. Gaga does way more for HUMANS than PETA has ever done for ANIMALS. Ugh. PETA.

    Posted by: Opinionated | Aug 14, 2012 4:32:59 PM


  14. Hey PETA, you do know that Lady Gaga already wore a dress made completely out of meat, right? Just checkin'. *YAWN*

    Posted by: Sam | Aug 14, 2012 4:46:02 PM


  15. She is channeling some Hillary Clinton Realness in that photo...

    Posted by: AT | Aug 14, 2012 4:48:08 PM


  16. It has now been revealed the fur she is wearing is fake fur created by Hermes.

    Lady Gaga may now return to my good graces. She can wear as much fake fur as she likes and we should applaud her for doing so.

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Aug 14, 2012 5:07:46 PM


  17. flawless queen - and funny too, evidently.

    Posted by: jesse | Aug 14, 2012 7:14:55 PM


  18. Over her.

    Posted by: daws | Aug 14, 2012 8:26:08 PM


  19. just shear a sheep if you want to be wooly, y u do this

    Posted by: luke | Aug 14, 2012 9:30:24 PM


  20. Both PETA and the SPCA do good work for animals, just in different ways. Groups like PETA and Mercy for Animals challenge the systems that oppress animals by exposing corporate and institutional cruelty and advocating for dismantling these systems or giving animals rights to protect them. The SPCA and other similar animals welfare organizations work primarily to help companion animals through anti-cruelty laws and finding homes for homeless pets. I think all this work is valuable.

    I agree with other commenters posts about leather being a by-product of meat production whereas fur is the reason for the animal being killed. People who wear fur are thoughtless and shallow imo who lack in basic compassion. That's not beautiful imo. I'm over Gaga now.

    Posted by: fern | Aug 14, 2012 11:00:29 PM


  21. Andy, I agree more focus needs to be placed on the treatment of animals in the food industry. However, animals used for fur are caught in the wild using leg hold traps, which resemble horrific medieval torture devices, and other animals on ranches are kept in cages during their short lives and then killed in a number of horrible ways to keep the fur untarnished.

    But, again, agree about the food industry just think BOTH industries are extremely cruel.

    Posted by: fern | Aug 14, 2012 11:08:12 PM


  22. PETA is just a messed up tangle of messes.

    Posted by: PTBoat | Aug 14, 2012 11:23:59 PM


  23. Oh, SAMIAM, you so are a hypocrite. Animals raised for slaughter are just that.

    Posted by: PTBoat | Aug 14, 2012 11:25:20 PM


  24. PeTA most certainly does not help animals. They routinely euthanize animals they take from people claiming they will help find them a new and more appropriate home because they view pet ownership as on par with slavery. For the past few years they have killed more than 90% of the cats and dogs they received. There were two activists in VA caught dumping the bodies of several dogs behind a Piggly Wiggly dumpster.

    If you want to do something to support animals, look for a local no-kill shelter. They can always use volunteers and donations.

    Posted by: Dan | Aug 15, 2012 7:33:51 AM


  25. PeTA most certainly does not help animals. They routinely euthanize animals they take from people claiming they will help find them a new and more appropriate home because they view pet ownership as on par with slavery. For the past few years they have killed more than 90% of the cats and dogs they received. There were two activists in VA caught dumping the bodies of several dogs behind a Piggly Wiggly dumpster.

    If you want to do something to support animals, look for a local no-kill shelter. They can always use volunteers and donations.

    Posted by: Dan | Aug 15, 2012 7:33:54 AM


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