lady gaga raccoon tails
by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals, Causes, Fashion
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Lady Gaga’s continued defiance of fans’ pleas to drop fur from her outfits took a turn for the ugly Sunday night in London; where the 26-year-old was photographed wearing a burka-style gown featuring five raccoon tails.

The pop singer, known for her eclectic fashion sense on and off the stage, has recently been embracing a Cruella de Vil transformation – with animal pelts now a growing part of her wardrobe. Earlier this month, she was spotted wearing an outfit that featured a fox fur scarf – with the former owner’s head still firmly attached.

“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.

The increase in fur accessories comes after the “Born this Way” singer posted a public rant decrying criticism of her fashion choices while simultaneously attempting to convince people that she cares about animals.

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Lady Gaga at the start of London’s Fashion Week.

“I have truly always stayed away from skinned fur, especially as 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 pièce de résistance.”

“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. But I am truly sorry to fans who are upset by this, its a fair and applaudable feeling about the health and safety of animals.”

However she spins it, one thing is clear: Gaga is well on her way to the top of PETA’s 2012 Worst Dressed List. A shame too, considering how much sway she carries online in a capacity that would certainly help aid, rather than hurt, the cause of animal rights she claims to support.

Gaga also arrived to the launch of her perfume line in New York City last week in what appears to be bear fur.

Gaga also arrived to the launch of her perfume line in New York City last week in what appears to be bear fur.


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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  • Angel Mariani

    Lady GAG me…she is a wicked EVIL bitch and all she is doing is making a ‘bad’ name for herself!

  • Angel Mariani

    wicked evil disgusting bitch….lady gag me.

  • Misty Dawn

    She’s just doing this for the attention. Her 15 minutes of fame are almost over and she’s trying really hard to stay in the spotlight. Don’t let her have it, let her wallow in the misery of no one paying attention anymore.

  • Birgit Sommer

    These are NOT raccoon tails. At least not real ones. Looks more like wolf or large fox. I’m just hoping they are fake, even though it doesn’t make any difference where her taste is concerned. But nope, not raccoon tails. I work with these animals.

  • Candie Dawson

    Bad..bad bad… Stop using animal parts, stop using furs…

  • Kaycee

    There’s no damn reason she can’t have faux fur “art”. What a sack of crap!

  • ?

    It’s like she’s trying to piss people off…

  • Jocelyn Heaney

    If she thinks fur and wearing meat is a form of “art” then why doesn’t she visit fur farms and slaughter houses? Aren’t they art studios full of creativity and inspiration?

  • Moocow

    Those aren’t raccoon tails. They are fox tails. o.o If you love animals so much at least get that part right.

  • Xael

    ^The tails are fox tails. Get the story straight BEFORE you write an article. Idiots.