Lady Gaga White Fox
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Photo: Twitter/JeronLamour

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, 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.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Amy Grendzinski

    I guess that fame has turned her into a Monster. What an absolute idiot! This is not a fashion statement ya moron….no more gaga music in my house!

  • Elvia Gunther

    She seems like a little kid that found a new way to strike nerves, and PETA keeps responding to her intentions, so she’ll continue for that extra attention. Any thing to validate her existence.

  • Corinne Curcio

    Have any of you considered that it may not be real? And if it is – Are you all vegans? I doubt it

    • Gwen

      Yeah, Corinne, I’m vegan, thanks for asking!

    • jschoder

      I am. Thanks for asking.

    • Rachel

      Yes I am vegan! Regardless of that though she should be aware of the cruelty involved in the fur industry and abstain from buying the fur.

    • DLC

      i’m VEGAN and want her head on a stick!

      • guest

        Wow — never realized that vegans were so violent!

    • Kele Usilton

      Hey, I’m vegan, too! I really used to respect Gaga for being outspoken about equal rights and other social issues, but this whole thing lately with her blatant disrespect for life has really disappointed me.

  • jschoder

    “I respect your views, please respect mine.”

    The last straw argument. She is basically saying: “I respect that you don’t want to be cruel to animals so you have to respect my cruelty to animals.”

    And my answer is: NO I don’t aspect cruelty in any form and I don’t give a shit if you believe that your celebrity status or you fight for marriage equality some excuses your behaviour. Cruelty is cruelty and we should be able to say so.

  • death to the hippies

    i lold heartily

  • Randy Tatel

    frack this disgusting b*%^$@%!

  • Connie

    she is just a slag now.

  • Sherrie Amore

    Iv’e seen her wear fur a few times recently and the more i do, i less i like her. Too bad, i was a huge fan, even my 5 yr old son knows a lot of her songs by heart. This is too much for me, I refuse to eat meat or any animal by products due to the respect i have for their lives. So this is tugging at my morals :(

    • JR Johnson

      I listen to Lady Gaga’s music because I like her songs. Keep in mind that with fox furs Lady Gaga wears, she does so because hunting for fur is legal, so Lady Gaga isn’t doing anything illegal. Now I’m against fur hunting because hunting a wolf or fox is not done for food. Now if it’s a deer or bear hunted for food & the fur is incidentally used as clothes, then I don’t care. But we don’t need fur hunting anymore because people can stay warm with non-animals. Lady Gaga did not do anything illegal and if you don’t want her wearing furs then abolish fur hunting.