After reading the unprofessional letter the VP of PETA wrote to Lady Gaga, I have to say her response was perfection. Like Gaga, I don’t agree with wearing fur, etc. but when they recently accused her of doing just that because of pictures and videos they had seen, they went too far in the what they said to her. I don’t believe for a second that she wore real fur.
I’ve included both open letters below. In PETA’s, the Senior VP Dan Mathews asks Gaga if she has amnesia because she had in the past said she doesn’t like fur and hates it and they request to know her official stance on the matter. He also says that Gaga is making herself a target like the “mindless Kim Kardashian“. With respect to that, he’s referring to when Kardashian was once flour bombed at a red carpet event for having previously worn fur. When you read his letter, you’ll see how immature it sounds and I feel they should have just contacted Gaga directly if they had questions about what she was wearing, rather than making accusations they can’t backup. Read the back & forth below.
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.
Senior Vice President
“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.’ I am choosing not to comment on whether or not the furs I purchase are faux fur-pile or real because I would think it hypercritical not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, ‘kermit’ and not to mention meat, that I have already worn.
I respect your views, please respect mine. And to campaigners, Save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous.”