Have you been asking yourself that question lately? It doesn’t have to be that exact question, it could be something more like “why is it not completely gross to you that you are covered in raw meat?” or even a simple “what the fuck?” Either way, if you saw that Vogue cover with the shredded meat bikini or the above ensemble Gaga wore at the VMAs last night, some form of “why?” has probably crossed your mind.
Lucky for us, good ol’ Ellen DeGeneres, who is vegan and also adorable, had some questions about the meat clothes as well, and she got to ask her about it in an interview after the VMAs. Here’s what Lady Gaga had to say about it:
“It’s certainly no disrespect to anyone that’s vegan or vegetarian,” Gaga told the host. “As you know I’m the most judgment-free human being on the Earth. It has many interpretations, but for me this evening it’s [saying] if we don’t stand up for what we believe in, if we don’t fight for our rights, pretty soon we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones.”
Part of me wants to mock this mercilessly (“then maybe wear a t-shirt and focus that avant-garde energy on actually doing something about that”), but a bigger part of me thinks “oh, that’s nice.” It’s kind of like a small child making a mud pie, and she comes up to you with the pie, and she has this sweet little smile but she’s completely covered in the grossest mud. You’re like “that’s great, kid, and this warms my heart, it really does, but do you think you could maybe take a couple steps back now?”