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 RadarOnline.com, 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.
“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.