Lady Gaga is quickly transforming from celebrated eclectic artist to Cruella de Vil.
The 26-year-old pop star has taken her fashion style in a sharp turn towards animal cruelty, despite earlier assertions that she’s against the fur industry. “I hate fur, and I don’t wear fur,” she once told Ellen DeGeneres.
Unfortunately, it appears that the controversial singer is turning towards the very industry she once shunned in an effort to continue to garner attention. Her latest ensemble worn Wednesday included a fox fur scarf still attached to the head of its original owner. PETA, who has made Gaga a new featured target in their anti-fur campaigns was quick to pounce.
“The outfit really speaks for itself. PETA is considering passing the hat so that someone can buy her a heart,” PETA spokesperson Wendy Wegner told RadarOnline.com, who said the fur appears to be from an Arctic White Fox, which is often electrocuted for its fur.
In a rambling and rather unapologetic blog post in August, Gaga addressed her fans’ concerns that she was embracing fur – by, well, telling them to basically f*ck off.
“I have truly always stayed away from skinned fur, especially (sic) I have never been able to afford a nice one, but this does not mean my morals are rigid and that I won’t bend at the sight of an absolute art piece of a coat,” she wrote.
“I have no chains about this. You see a carcass, I see a museum piece de resistance. But I am truly sorry to fans who are upset by this, it’s a fair and applaudable feeling about the health and safety of animals. I respect your views, please respect mine.”
Bummer. I always respected Gaga not only for her talent, but also for her alternative fashion. Being unique is a wonderful way to make your brand stand out. Lately, however, she’s gone off the deep end and is now just another celebrity ignoring immense cruelty for the sake of fashion. You know when someone starts calling a fox head scarf “art” that the blinders are really on.
Gaga may call her fans “little monsters”, but it’s clear from her actions that she’s much more deserving of the title.