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PETA VP Warns Lady Gaga She May Be 'Targeted' Like Kim Kardashian for Wearing Fur

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Towleroad has obtained a letter sent today by gay PETA Senior VP Dan Mathews to Lady Gaga's rep at 42 West, Amanda Silverman. In the letter, Mathews asks Gaga about two recent photos of her wearing designer fur apparel, and a promotional poster for Robert Rodriguez' Machete Kills film in which she is draped in a wolf carcass.

GagaMathews warns Gaga that she should clarify her position on the fur industry or risk becoming a target like Kim Kardashian.

Mathews' letter:

Dear Gaga,

Many of your gay fans, I among them, have long admired what you told Ellen: "I hate fur, and I don't wear fur." I included a link because these recent photos of you in 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.
 
Sincerely,

Dan Mathews
Senior VP
PETA

Kardashian was flour-bombed by a PETA activist in March at a red carpet event.

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  1. So maybe the furs in character, but if you want a real reason to criticize Gaga for this film, it's because it's yet another vehicle trying to help restart uber-bigot Mel Gibson's career.

    That GaGa would lend herself to a project that helps out Mel, that vile homophobic (and racist, sexist, anti-Semitic, you-name-it-he-probably-hates-it) a**hole, is reason enough to call her out. Why the h*ll is Miss "Born This Way" anti-bullying helping out one of entertainment's hugest recurring bigots?

    Fur issue aside, it's for that that she should be ashamed.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Aug 13, 2012 4:54:05 PM


  2. GaGa has abandoned her morals and values in the last year. I think her success has swelled her head way too big now and she's so far removed from reality that she believes her own hype. She's think she's some kind of God.

    I used to be a fan but more and more of her actions and inactions have made me change my mind.

    What has she done for the gays in the last THREE YEARS ? I think she's just another straight celeb who uses us for our money. Gaga could have been at the forefront of the campaign for gay marriage but she has done NOTHING. She doesn't even reTweet Human Rights Campaign messages - surely that wouldn't be too much to ask and her millions of fans would swing into action when the HRC needed help.

    She's SELFISH. She is all about fame and self promotion.

    I don't buy her music any more. I am very disappointed in her so it comes as no surprise that she is now wearing fur when she said she was against it - Madonna did exactly the same.
    They are both liars.

    ACTIONS speak louder than WORDS GaGa & you need to start respecting your fans more and concentrate less on your bank balance - you've already earned enough !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Aug 13, 2012 4:58:45 PM


  3. So basically...Rick has again turned this into a "i hate women" tirade. We know why said troll hates them. They have what he wants...the affection and attention of straight men. Thats it. Thats all its ever been. The jealousy that all those straight men who are your ideal dont want you has driven you to near hysteria. You are so consumed with the fact that they will never ever want you...that you have turned your self hate outward to the ones who...in your mind...have stolen what should be yours. I actually truly feel sorry for you...honestly...i hope you find happiness in your twilight years.

    Posted by: jt | Aug 13, 2012 6:32:53 PM


  4. So basically...Rick has again turned this into a "i hate women" tirade. We know why said troll hates them. They have what he wants...the affection and attention of straight men. Thats it. Thats all its ever been. The jealousy that all those straight men who are your ideal dont want you has driven you to near hysteria. You are so consumed with the fact that they will never ever want you...that you have turned your self hate outward to the ones who...in your mind...have stolen what should be yours. I actually truly feel sorry for you...honestly...i hope you find happiness in your twilight years.

    Posted by: jt | Aug 13, 2012 6:32:55 PM


  5. Why would they send a letter, and then let it be published in public like this? Seems like they want to destroy Gaga's image rather than convert it, which is unacceptable behavior of PETA.

    Posted by: Trina Shields | Aug 13, 2012 6:58:12 PM


  6. When are they going to attack themselves and their own hypocritical supporters? Every year, PETA kills thousands of animals. petakillsanimals.com

    If you don't support fur, then fine, but who are you to push your beliefs onto others? It reminds of the gay rights movement. We don't like Christians forcing their beliefs onto us, so why force your anti-fur beliefs onto others?

    Posted by: Anthony | Aug 13, 2012 7:33:33 PM


  7. It is sad that so many hateful and mean spirited posts appear on this site. So many seem to think they have to absolutely destroy people with whom they disagree. Rick, Ratbastard and Little Kiwi are just a few of the obvious offenders.

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 13, 2012 10:33:13 PM


  8. Dear PETA -

    Ever hear of things like "special effects;" "Props" and "fake fur?" Get over yourselves.

    Posted by: Brian | Aug 13, 2012 10:49:54 PM


  9. LMAO, I guess all those Indians and glam actors wearing fur in films deserve to be targeted as well? PETA is so useless.

    Posted by: Jake | Aug 13, 2012 11:09:26 PM


  10. It's no doubt the only real thing about her. And this Kiwi character needs to be dropped in a tub of acid.

    Posted by: Josh | Aug 13, 2012 11:14:22 PM


  11. Josh, get a fuckkin' grip. Don't advocate violence against a commenter on this board, especially one who is open about his identity.

    Andy, please report this person to the proper authorities. This is totally unacceptable.

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Aug 14, 2012 12:20:35 AM


  12. @Acronym: As one who finds the mean spirited and intollerant rants of Little Kiwi disgraceful and often over the line, I agree with you that it is wrong to suggest that he be "dropped in a tub of acid".

    Posted by: andrew | Aug 14, 2012 12:28:14 AM


  13. Andrew,

    I have yet to see a post by Little Kiwi that has not been in response to a specific poster's intolerance to entire swaths of the gay community, effeminate men, or women in general. If you have evidence of his "intolerance" in a larger context please let me know. Regardless of some of his suppositions regarding those specific posters (some of them clearly trolls), he is clearly an advocate against intolerance.

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Aug 14, 2012 12:45:57 AM


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  15. Why don't you all lay off Rick. He has some valid points about admiring people who are shallow. I know I for one used to love Lady Gaga but no more since this promotion of fur. If she's willing to promote an industry that is as cruel and exploitive as the fur industry, she is not a person to be admired or idolized imo. A person promoting fur, imo, should also not be a spokesperson against bullying BECAUSE ANIMAL ABUSE IS BULLYING. Gaga is acting like a bully. Too bad, she could have been a contender instead of the dissapointment she has become.

    Posted by: fern | Aug 19, 2012 1:05:18 PM


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