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We told you about Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress being inducted into the Cleveland Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as part of their “Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power” exhibit, and now vegan activist and singer Morrissey is speaking out about it.

You’d expect the guy who was able to make a musical festival go veg for a day in his honor to have some choice words for the meat dress, but instead the interview he gave to the Daily Telegraph reveals that he is more understanding of the motives.

Michael Deacon, who interviewed Morrissey, asked, “…as a vegetarian who wrote the album Meat Is Murder, don’t you deplore Lady Gaga’s meat dress?”

To which the 52-year-old stated, “Well, the meat dress was first done by [artist] Linder Sterling in Manchester in 1982, and she did it as a protest at men seeing female flesh as meat. I don’t know whether that came across with Lady Gaga. I think people didn’t question it too deeply – they simply saw it as ‘today’s loony idea.’ But I like to assume that Gaga had the same notion. If it’s a social and political statement, it’s acceptable. If it isn’t a social and political statement, I don’t really see the point.”

Okay, so meat with a purpose is fair game, according to Morrissey. But what do you all think, can you be vegan and still okay wearing animals?

  • Laura

    Gaga’s Meat dress was for a political statement as she wrote a whole speech about it “The Prime Rib of America”. Gaga explained the Meat Dress as – “Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian. As you know, I am the most judgement-free human being on the Earth. However, it has many interpretations. For me this evening, if we don’t stand up for what we believe in and if we don’t fight for our rights pretty soon, we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.”

    • Justin

      Beautiful. See, this is what more comments need: hardcore fact. Laura did a great job by applying time and effort into sourcing her point and opinion. The Meat Dress was indeed a political statement. It is sad how little people know about her political standpoints and her operations outside of pop stardom. Lady Gaga is actually an extremely intelligent and talented woman, and by wearing the dress, she wanted people to know “I am not a piece of meat.” She is a human, and she cannot be thrown around and devoured by social-media. Probably one of the most misunderstood people on the planet, as of now… one day we’ll all understand. A message to vegans and vegetarians: it is painful to see how judgmental you people are. (Not all, but a lot). Vegetarianism can definitely be a very pretentious thing. Yes, misunderstood by the carnivorous of the bunch, but a lot of people are showy and judgmental when it comes to their personal views and decisions. I’d like to note that A LOT of animals are not killed solely for their fur — whether it’s in fashion or furniture — but the original intent is for the meat, and then the fur. I agree, killing animals for their meat is also an inhumane and immoral thing to do. I don’t necessarily condone it… but it happens. This meat that she wore was from the local butcher. So, if the meat was going to be consumed no matter what, wouldn’t it make sense to appreciate that it was used for something artistic rather than intestinal? Now it will be preserved and displayed across the world as one of the more infamous pieces of art, going down in history. Whatever your choice of food is, you can’t deny that Lady Gaga did NO wrong here.

      • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

        disrespect and little regard for life. she could have worn a fake meat dress.
        As for vegans being judgemental, that’s an old one and slightly incorrect. We ARE very confrontational though and we like to speak our minds, because if WE don’t speak up, NOBODY speaks up for the animals.
        It’s a crazy world if animals are killed just for a show and for a “statement”, not even for food..

  • Rat King

    Today’s declining world is driving people crazy!

  • http://www.weganizm.com iamvegan

    It takes my breath away when people justify using tortured murdered animal as an expression of social and personal freedom. The eyes of a cow have more love, wisdom and freedom than anyone who dares to disgrace animals by wearing their sorrow body as a dress.

    Also I checked 3 weeks ago all available sources and found out that Morrissey wasn’t a vegan (had to remove him from my list of famous vegans), unless he just turned vegan.

    • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

      yeah, Morrisey hasn’t internet and can’t check out all the horrible videos of dairy cows and battery chickens ?
      anyway, would be nice if the Razzi team could back up their claim and spit out some links about Morisey being a vegan.

  • earthlings.com

    Sad to see Morrissey in other words say it was “OK” for political reasons.

    Meat, dairy, eggs, fur or anything form an innocent animal never was, nor will it ever be right.

    Lady/Sir Gaga(whatever it is), should’ve cut/peeled off her own skin to show red flesh. Gaga’s act is identical to that of Nazi’s making lamps out of human flesh.

    • Sid

      The Nazi’s made lamps out of human flesh?! I’ve never heard that. I’ve heard that the soap that prisoner’s used was actually human fat, but I’ve never heard that fact. O.O

  • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

    “But what do you all think, can you be vegan and still okay wearing animals?”

    It doesn’t matter what “we” think, the defenition of being a “vegan” is not eating meat or anything from animals, not wearing fur or leather, not using cosmetics tested on animals, at least these are the basics, written in stone.
    There is no need for “questions” like “can you still eat cheese sometimes and be a vegan?” or “can you wear animals while being a vegan?”, at least, not for the vegans on the streets (as oposed to the celeb vegans or eco paparazi trying to stirr up a buzz..)

    anyway, i rather see a Peta Lettuce Lady than another celeb like Gaga making some phony statement at the expense of animals who actually DIED for that dress.
    Her statement is more like “for fashion i kill”

    • http://www.herwinsvegancafe.com herwin

      and, isn’t it Gaga herself who treats herself as a piece of walking meat ?? It’s just a phony statement.
      it’s disapointing to see that animals have to die because some celeb has to create a buzz and make sure she stays in the picture.