Real quick about the fur: I really don’t know if it’s real or not. The coat she was wearing before is Hermes, and after doing a bit of research, I didn’t learn anything. Some people say that Hermes “simply does not make faux fur coats,” while others insist that the coat that Lady Gaga was wearing was fake. And as for that pink number you see above, that’s Armani, and PETA claims to have confirmed that it’s real fur. I don’t know if I buy that, but I did see that Armani, after claiming that PETA made him see the light in 2007, does still use real fur in his collections.
As for Lady Gaga herself, she won’t say whether or not her coats are real, but she does have a bunch of other stuff to say about fur. Here’s a little note she posted on her website:
To the fans. i want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life. We’ve been having over-arching conversations about society, equality, and politics for the past five years, and we should continue. 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. This should already put me in a category as one who appreciates and adores the beauty of animals in fashion, but am not a strict vegan. I have truly always stayed away from skinned fur, especially 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. I have no chains about this. You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance. 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. 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.
So did Gaga think that hot pink mess up there was an “absolute art piece of a coat” then? And does anyone else think it’s a little strange that she thinks it’s a “fair and applaudable feeling about the health and safety of animals,” but she’s going to keep on wearing her furs anyway? Most people I hear debate about the value of fur coats seem to believe that the animal doesn’t suffer, but it seems like Lady Gaga does believe that animals suffer, but she thinks fashion is more important than that. Well, all that or she’s just trying to keep people talking about her. Either one of those things.
And regardless of what you think about fur or the origins of Lady Gaga’s fur, can’t we all agree that her statement that “Kim Kardashian is fabulous” deserves an uproar?
August 16, 2012 at 5:30 am by Emily
Last month, Sarah showed you guys the first ad for Lady Gaga‘s perfume, Fame. You remember, she was naked with a bunch of tiny men crawling all over her? Yeah. It was weird and a little creepy, and I was like “I don’t think I want to smell like that.” But then I saw this trailer. And I definitely don’t want to smell like that.
I mean, I’ve known that I don’t want to smell like the perfume itself – it was made with a blood sample from Lady Gaga herself, and she’s said it smells like an expensive hooker, and don’t get me started on all the semen business – but I really don’t want to smell like this trailer. Does that make sense? Like if I could envision the perfect perfume trailer for me, it would have lots of bright colors, and it would be set in a forest with a big rainbow in the back, glitter raining from the sky, a unicorn drinking from a river, and little kittens with wings flying around everywhere. Adele would be singing “I’ll Build A Stairway to Paradise,” and then Robert Pattinson would walk in, gently pull a flying kitten down to his chest, and nuzzle it’s little head. The perfume would be called “Sparggles.” Because it’s a cross between sparkles and snuggles. I would want to smell like that perfume so hard.
Alternately, I’ve always really liked this actual ad from Britney Spears:
So no, Lady Gaga, I’m not interested in your tiny men that smell like blood and semen and hookers. But thanks anyway.
August 15, 2012 at 7:30 am by Emily
I’m not a fan of PETA. Even though they do fun things sometimes like throw flour on Kim Kardashian, I can’t really get behind them. I love animals, but I don’t love PETA, and I know that many of us feel the same way.
But this isn’t just about PETA. This is about PETA and their new hate for Lady Gaga that was formed by her new love of wearing fur coats.
From PETA’s website:
Lady Gaga has plenty of fans—especially in the gay community, which she has embraced so fervently. Gay Gaga fans at PETA loved her all the more when she came out against fur, telling Ellen DeGeneres, “I hate fur and I don’t wear fur.” But recent furry Gaga photos show that the Lady may be a turncoat. So PETA VP Dan Mathews has written to Gaga to find out if she’s become a “Judas” to animals:
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 agree very strongly with two of the sentiments expressed up there. One, Lady Gaga has been open about her dislike of fur in the past, so it’s pretty silly that she’s wearing so many fur coats now. Two, “by wearing those dumb furs in a heat wave, you’re making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian” is pretty spot on. It’s so hot outside, Gaga. You look so stupid.
August 14, 2012 at 10:30 am by Emily
Instead of loving this or leaving this, my personal thoughts on this cover are more towards “eh.” She’s definitely looked better, but she’s also looked worse. I’m really not into whatever is happening in the hip region of that dress though. When a dress is built to make you look like you have an entire Kim Kardashian ass on either hip, I think it’s time to do some reconstructing.
“I have a couple of things that I do. The newest thing that I do? I don’t read a damn thing. No press. No television. If my mom calls and says, ‘Did you hear about … ?’ [Makes phone slamming motion] I don’t want to hear nothing about anything that is going on in relation to music. I shut it all off. Other than this interview, Oprah, I don’t intend to speak to anyone for a very long time.”
LIAR. About a month after that, she did an interview that aired on Lifetime, and she’s been promoting her gross perfume all summer, and then she does and does Vogue? You’re speaking to people, Gaga, and it certainly hasn’t been “a very long time.” I feel so deceived. I feel like a gullible ol’ fool, I really do.
But wait! I have a bonus Lady Gaga ensemble for you to judge! Are you ready? It’s a big one:
She’s saying that her best friend is getting married and that she made all her bridesmaids try on wedding gowns with her. But you know, she and her boyfriend, Taylor Kinney, just celebrated their first year together, so ….
August 9, 2012 at 6:30 am by Emily
Well if it isn’t Lindsay‘s career taking off (um, again), then I don’t know what’s happening. ‘End of days’ comes to mind, but then again, ‘bath salts’, ‘zombie apocalypse’, and ‘THE HIV’ also come to mind, too, so there’s that.
Lindsay Lohan’s already landed the next role in her acting comeback: starring in an upcoming Lady Gaga music video off the singer’s anticipated album, “ARTPOP,” sources say.
Gaga and Lohan have become fast friends and made headlines by hanging out at the Chateau Marmont last month. Gaga posted pics of their encounter — she in a tiara and pearls while Lohan covered her mouth with a French-manicured hand — on her Web site Little Monsters. But, it seems, the collaboration is going a step further.
“Lady Gaga and Lindsay caused a stir last month when they had their ‘sleepover’ at the Chateau [Marmont],” a Hollywood insider told us, adding, “and now it turns out that Lindsay will be starring in Gaga’s new video from her upcoming album.”
Please, honestly, someone seriously tell me that Lady Gaga, though I’m not a fan, can’t be serious. Lady Gaga, and again, though I’m not a fan, is way, way too good for the likes of someone like Lindsay Lohan. Or just, you know, Lindsay Lohan. Is she for real with this charitable-friendship business? Does she really feel that bad for Lindsay and her fledgling career that she’s willing to go out on a hypodermic needle-shaped limb to help Lindsay climb back atop the famehorse (because DUH famewhore) at any cost? I realize that Lady Gaga could probably do no wrong when it comes to maintaining her massive fan base, but Lindsay Lohan? Really? Do we need to test these stagnant waters again?
August 8, 2012 at 2:30 pm by Sarah
“She’s such a nightmare. Sorry, her career is over. Her tour has been a disaster and it couldn’t happen to a bigger ****. If Madonna had any common sense she would have made a record like Ray of Light and stayed away from the dance stuff and just been a great pop singer and make great pop records, which she does brilliantly. But no, she had to go and prove … she looks like a f***ing fairground stripper. She’s been so horrible to Gaga.”
Ha! In a recent interview, Elton John slammed Madonna for being nothing better than a common “fairground stripper,” which I would guess, in UK-speak, might translate to “cheap, overdone, hasbeen ho with an overblown sense of both entitlement and importance.” At least that’s what *I* want it to mean, so we’re going to go ahead and say it’s that because it fits all too well.
Some of you might be surprised that I’d side with Elton for his nasty little diatribe, but then those of you who would be surprised either haven’t been here long enough to know my feelings on Madonna, or haven’t read any of my forty-plus prior posts regarding Madonna, or the Open Letter, for that matter, and maybe it’s because you think she’s a piece of shit, too. And in either case, that’s OK. Elton did my talking for today on the topic of Madonna, and I couldn’t be more grateful for how spot-on an articulate he was in voicing my very thoughts on this fetid old vampire with beef jerky arms.