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Lady Gaga Gets Blasted by PETA Over Fur: “Are You A Turncoat?”

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Lady Gaga is the latest celebrity to draw outrage from PETA, with the animal rights advocacy group suggesting that she’s a “turncoat” for professing to be anti-fur but wearing it in recent public appearances.

In a letter to the pop star (SEE BELOW), PETA vice president Dan Mathews starts by saying he’d “long admired” Gaga for telling Ellen DeGeneres, “I hate fur, and I don’t wear fur.”

But Mathews then links to several pictures of Gaga “in fox and rabbit and with a wolf carcass,” leading him to wonder if she has “amnesia.”

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“What happened?” asks Mathews. “Are your stylists telling you that it’s fake, or are you a turncoat?”

The PETA official identifies himself as gay, cites PETA’s participation in gay pride events, and declares, “Many gays are animal advocates because we recognize that the same arrogance and indifference that some have toward animal suffering has at times been directed toward us personally because of our orientation.”

Gaga, of course, is an outspoken proponent of gay rights.

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Mathews warns Gaga, “By wearing those dumb furs in a heat wave, you’re making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian,” who was infamously flour bombed by a animal rights activist.

PETA asks Gaga to let them know “whether what you gracefully told Ellen was heartfelt or just a pose.”

There’s been no word yet from Gaga’s camp.

Check out the full PETA letter below — and let us know what you think of the organization calling out Gaga.

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Dear Gaga,

Many of your gay fans, I among them, have long admired what you told Ellen: “I hate fur, and I don’t wear fur.” I included a link because these recent photos of you in fox and rabbit and with a wolf carcass make it appear that you have amnesia. I’m also including this brief video hosted by Tim Gunn showing the violent cruelty that you promote when you wear fur. What happened? Are your stylists telling you that it’s fake, or are you a turncoat? Many gays are animal advocates because we recognize that the same arrogance and indifference that some have toward animal suffering has at times been directed toward us personally because of our orientation. PETA has long participated in Pride events around the country, and just last week, we helped lead protests against Chick-fil-A. But by wearing those dumb furs in a heat wave, you’re making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian. As we plan our fall campaigns, please tell us whether what you gracefully told Ellen was heartfelt or just a pose.

We await your reply.

Sincerely,

Dan Mathews
Senior Vice President
PETA

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