Lady Gaga has been under fire for several days after stepping out in an expensive Hermes coat. There’s nothing unusual about a celebrity sporting a high end brand, but it is slightly more unusual to see a celebrity touting real fur on their body. After adorning herself in the coat, the singer found herself defending her fashion choice from fans, animal activists, and even Alan Cumming. Yes, even the dapper Eli Gold decided to have his say.

The backlash has been so unrelenting, Gaga decided she needed to make a statement, and so she took to her blog today to talk to her little monsters about her personal views. Her hastily written note mostly discusses her belief that fashion comes before animal rights and how disgusted she is by the behavior of the PETA campaigners when they flour-bombed Kim Kardashian just a few months ago.
“You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance. But I am truly sorry to fans who are upset by this, it’s 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.”

The fashionista says she has always strayed away from skinned fur, but that she has also most certainly worn animal parts in the past, including her infamous meat dress. As first reported by TMZ, the singer feels as if she should be able to wear what she wants, so long as she is not hurting another human being. She also says she won’t support “childish” or “abusive” causes.

The one problem here is that at one point Gaga told Ellen DeGeneres she loathes fur. Saying something you don’t exactly mean is probably not the best way to keep groups like PETA off your back, but still it takes a lot of balls to direct an issue in such a surefire and honest manner and I hope Lady Gaga doesn’t find herself the target of any flour bombs any time soon.

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