Lady Gaga Criticized By PETA For Adorning Fur Scarf

PETA is active and their target is once again the pop star Lady Gaga. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), are slamming the pop idol.

PETA is criticizing the “Poker Face” hit maker after she was spotted wearing a white fox fur scarf in Cologne, Germany last Wednesday.

The scarf, which still had the animal’s head attached, appeared to be from an Arctic White Fox, which is often electrocuted for its fur.

At one time Gaga took a stand against adorning fur, stepping out in a jacket made from Kermit the Frog puppets, an ironic statement against wearing animal skin.

However, she appears to have changed her stance recently, and said she would no longer comment on whether she wore fur or not.

“You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance.”

Gaga, 26, has also attacked Peta’s campaign against fur for it use of shock tactics.

She wrote: “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.”

The controversial Gaga came under fire in 2010 for donning her famous ‘meat dress’ at MTV’s Video Music Awards ceremony.

Wendy Wegner, a spokesperson for the organization said: “The picture speaks for itself. PETA is considering passing the hat so that someone can buy her a heart.”

The scarf, which still had the animal’s head attached, appeared to be from an Arctic White Fox, which is often electrocuted for its fur.

PETA, who attacked Lady Gaga for wearing fur, to which she responded vaguely without ever confirming or denying if her coats were made of authentic or synthetic pelts, this time PETA called the Mother Monster heartless, saying that she needs someone to “buy her a heart.” They are pretty much comparing her to the Tin Man from ‘The Wizard of Oz.’

While we’re all for subversive and limits-pushing fashion, this is too much. That’s what makes us think it’s not real. This outfit is so dangerously far out in left field!

PETA reps said, “The outfit really speaks for itself. PETA is considering passing the hat so that someone can buy her a heart.”

The Guardian Express spoke with PETE rep, Marta Holmberg, Associate Director of Youth Outreaching, who said in a phone interview.: “We work behind the scenes before taking them public,” Holmberg said. “We won’t stop speaking up until it stops.”

One supporter of PETA considered them as “mean-spirited extremists” while another said, “I think PETA needs to realize that attacking humans won’t stop anyone from killing animals.”

Regardless, PETA considers it important to use controversial tactics to raise awareness among people about the use of animals in a cruel manner.

According to their website, they do this in order to “get the animal rights message out to as many people as possible,” making their “actions colorful and controversial.” This is in order to help gain the media’s attention; however, it is usually seen in a negative light rather than positive.

“Compare the fact that we raise awareness every year as millions of animals are losing lives, there’s no comparison,” Holmberg said when asked about readers accusing him of attacking humans.

“We are here to speak up for animals, speaking up in any way we can,” Holmberg said. “We just want to get the message out there.”

Holmberg did, however, note that PETA does organize events that are not as colorful and arguable, compared to throwing paint on those wearing fur and using harsh words. This includes providing several mobile neuter/spray clinics to help fight overpopulation among animals.

 

Contributor D. Chandler

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