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Posted September 13, 2010 by peta2 staff

Lady Gaga appears backstage wearing a meat dress after accepting the award for video of the year for Bad Romance at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on September 12, 2010 in Los Angeles. UPI/Jim Ruymen Photo via Newscom

I’m sure if you caught the VMAs last night (or even if you didn’t), you’ve probably already seen Lady Gaga’s outrageous (and putrid) “meat dress” that she wore during her Video of the Year Award acceptance speech.

I understand that Gaga’s all about shock factor, but if she really wants to shock people (especially with the truth), instead of wearing meat, she should inform people about what meat really is—decomposing flesh of an abused animal who didn’t want to die.

I’m not the only person who wondered about Gaga’s latest costume choice. Ellen DeGeneres, who’s vegan herself, presented Gaga with a veggie bikini and suggested she sport it next time she decides to make a fashion statement. Thanks, Ellen!

Just keepin’ it real,
Sunny



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  • 1292 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    LEAVE GAGA ALONE!!!!!!!!!! She did it ONCE!!!!! She has probably learned her lesson by know!!!! I am all for animal rights but I am 100% AGAINST bashing on people. I love PETA but she did one thing and hasn’t don it since. Repeat offenders like Donna Karan on the other hand is a totally different story…..

  • 1644 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This was the most DISGUSTING thing I have ever seen! I already did not like Lady Gaga but now I hate her even more, I didn’t even think that was possible!

  • 1673 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    omfg she must smell REALLY BAD.
    GROSS
    EWWWW
    MEAT IS GROSSSSS

  • 1685 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love Ellen ^^ good for her! Maybe GaGa should wear some tofu flats to go with the bikini!

  • 1709 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I would like to say one thing to Sunny, the author of this blog post.

    I do respect your opinion. But Lady Gaga is all about shocking people. Did it crossed your mind that maybe she wanted to wear a meat dress to show people what they are truly wearing when they are wearing fur?

    Maybe she wanted to send a message, that did not get very well understood, but afterall, I think Gaga’s intentions were more about making us think…

    Ps: I love Ellen DeGeneres! I love the fact that she is totally animal friendly and vegan, but one thing… Why is she in Olay’ commercials?!!! Olay is testing on animals! I’m sorry but we can find a small default to the most great people in the world.

    So tell me, I know Gaga’s message was rude, but maybe se wanted to say something that joins your ideas about wearing fur and all.
    And now, Ellen DeGeneres, loved by everyone else (including me) is making ads for Olay, a brand known for animal testing…

    Nobody’s perfect, we should stop complaining and try to improve more things about us

  • 1734 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Eww i saw this and i was disgusted!i thought it was fake at first and then i realized it was actual meat and i was like are you serious!!!?She seriously shouldn’t of worn that.

  • 1734 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    would have been funny if she got attacked by wild dogs!!! haha screw lady gaga

  • 1739 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    For one, you all need to chill out! There’s no use getting your pannies in a bunch now, it’s over with. Gaga was trying to state the message she isn’t “a piece of meat.” I’m not saying what she did is excusable, because it’s not. But, all of you guys fighting, come on! Was PETA made for people to fight, or actually get out there and do something?

  • ann

    1740 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    She drew attention to the fact that dead animals are disgusting. And it’s not like people are going to copy her, and the demand for meat for fashion is going to increase. Plus, she eats meat. You didnt right a hate article about that, so you have no problem with her “wearing” dead animals in her arteries, but on top of her skin?

    Besides, how many people wear leather every day? Am I going to hate them all?

    Im a vegan Gaga fan, yes it’s not an oxymoron.

  • 1740 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think her whole “I don’t want to be treated like a piece of meat” schtick was an after thought to try to justify wearing her “meat dress”. If she doesn’t want to be treated like meat then she should put some pants on and stop dressing like a whore. But that’s her act. She wants to be original and shocking but I think she looks like an attention starved moron with no fashion sense. I guess she didn’t get enough attention as a child. I hope she fades away soon but unfortunately there’s enough people out there who feel she’s talented (I can’t for the life of me figure that out) so I think we’ll have to endure a few decades of this pig.

  • 1741 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Wow. What a waste. I am vegan, but that meat wasnt even going into somebodies belly… Gosh that is so wrong. UGH!

  • 1741 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Lady gaga is disgusting.
    And by the way, Rebecca Paiz, why are you sticking up for her if you’re a vegetarian? So her fame blinds you as well as it does everyone else?
    There’s no metaphor here. She’s a disgusting fame whore with nothing to offer the world but her crappy music.
    And genocide is beyond awful, but your comment was out of place.
    It’s like writing, “Yeah genocide is bad, but think of all the starving children in Africa! Why don’t people care!” on a genocide post.
    People care. But that’s not what the specific post was about.

  • 1742 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I am totally in agreement with you! Boycott GaGa!

  • Ash

    1742 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    a vegetarian who likes lady gaga is the same as a black guy that appreciates KKK

  • 1743 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love Mother Monster with all my heart…
    Seeing her wear this made me so sad.
    I love that she’s making a statement -that she doesn’t want
    to be treated like a ‘piece of meat’
    but she’s creative…couldn’t she have come up with another way to convey this message? /:

  • dk

    1743 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    To Rebecca Paiz: Please stick to the topic at hand. Yes genocide is horrible but it’s not the issue here. Her “dress” is offensive and cruel and no you can’t force your beliefs on people but I can definitely boycott anything and everything “ga ga”. That is where I do something about it. And if enough people do that then our voices will be heard. BOYCOTT GA GA!!!

  • 1744 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    ew

  • 1744 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Gross.

  • 1744 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    She’s evil – laffing all the way to the bank — take an ‘A’ off her name and whaddaya got?

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Im not totally agreeing with Lady Gaga’s choice in clothing(bc of the smell) but the reason she draped herself in raw meat was to show how women and other groups are treated so unequally by our general society. She is in a way comparing our injustices and pain to that of raw butchered meat.

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How can this trash call herself “lady”. This is just so wrong not matter how you look at it. I am a vegetarian but even if I wasn’t this would still offend me. This “lady” will never get a penny of my money. She’s a talentless creep and I hope she fades away really soon. Yeah the “meat” from between her legs would probably cover her putrid frame better than the poor dead cow that had to give it’s life for the mva’s. Please just go away lady gag gag.

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    She might have done a good job by turning people off from chewing on their meat at the VMA dinner. Looking, and smelling decaying mangled flash would hopefully make to loose most people’s appetite from eating meat, with the exception of the most cruel, and mentally deranged of course.

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    im a vegetarian. theirs no point on raging over this, no matter what animals always get killed. i love lady gaga, just because she wore a meat dress doesn’t mean you could criticize her. yes we all know its disgusting but you cant force YOUR BELIEFS on other people, i am against the whole meat industry but no matter what murder and killing and abuse exists & its not only through animals, its in many forms. instead of raging out over this you should actually DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT doesn’t seem like anyone cares about the real shit that goes on in todays society, such as GENOCIDE IN KENYA everyone ignores it & react with ignorance over stupid shit.

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    THATS A MAN! she is no “LADY” SHE IS JUST SO DISGUTSING! WHAT A FREAKSHOW!!!!!!! WHY IS THAT THING EVEN FAMOUS??? thats not talent people!!!

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    And all of those animals had to be tortured and slaughtered for Lady Gag-gag to wear once, then throw away. This is so cruel and stupid.

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This really repulses me. Aside from the fact that the meat industry is disgusting, outdated, and cruel, this is a horrible waste of food. People in other countries are starving, and this is how she makes her fashion statement! There are other ways to make a statement.

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    yeahh, this lady stinks

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Why, why, why??? (Nuff said) Why would you do this; to an animal, or to your body. How is that even comfortable? And the smell…

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    She wants 2 stop the people that use animals 4 fur, but yet she wears the meat. 2 more things y would u wear meat thats just weird and its really ugly!

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    When I saw this all I could think was is she that obsessed with having attention that even negative attention is worth killing an animal for the sake of a costume? Even if she was not the one who killed it, she wore it, which put in a demand for a dead animal in the first place. I have a lot of other feelings but they would not be appropriate for this comment. It was a disgrace and very disappointing that she did not get thrown out.

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Lady GARBAGE should pull out the flesh of her VAGINA to dress, maybe she looks like a woman with it, because she looks like a drag queen but not like a woman.

    She sucks

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Yeah, we all know that we are talkin’ ’bout Lady Gaga here and let’s face it, she’s reeeeeally weird sometimes. But with that “meat dress”… God! That was, by far, the most horrible thing she has ever done! I couldn’t believe it was real meat, I was like: “nooo, it gotta be fake”.
    Two words to resume her action: disgusting & repulsive ¬¬

  • 1745 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    How can you imply that this animal was abused? This doesn’t phase me…

  • 1751 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i was watching the vma’s and my jaw dropped. i dont understand how someone could wear this you dont even have to be vegetarian or vegan to relize this is both gross and cruel

  • 1752 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG!
    THis is just the most horyfiing cruel thing to wear ! AND DISCUSTING

  • 1752 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think it’s gross. It IS real meat. http://ht.ly/2EEuR That’s Gaga for you. I don’t like her anyways. I do think that it is a complete waste of good food though.

  • 1752 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I was so upset when I watched the Vma’s and saw her wearing that. It makes me feel awful for those poor animals she’s wearing. She took it a little too far this time.

  • 1752 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Chop her up and have an animal wear her.

  • 1753 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Even if it wasn’t actual FLESH, she’s sending a gross message.

  • 1753 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    IT WAS REAL?!

  • 1753 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Lol I love Lady Gaga.

  • 1753 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Just another point of view: I don’t think it’s any more inhumane than covering yourself top-to-bottom leather. But one thing to note is.. All the people eating their dinner in front of tv when she came on.. Wouldn’t have they looked at their own chunk of steak with a fresh eye? Isn’t it hypocritical that people get grossed out when they actually look at what they eat everyday? For real?

  • 1753 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i’m a huge Gaga fan, but i actually lost respect for her.

    GO ELLEN!

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Lady Gaga, if you care so much about “human rights” than maybe you should write some songs about your supposed social/political views instead of a bunch of vapid pop songs that are just the same regurgitated crap over and over, and speaking of regurgitation, you could have made a much bigger impact by feeding some hungry people, instead of parading around with dead animal on your skin. As horrible as the slaughter of animals for food is, your clothing choice could have fed a small village in a third world country. Or perhaps some starving people here in Detroit. You’ve proven to be nothing but an ignorant attention whore.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I hope those of you that still think its okay that lady gaga change your mind, she needs to learn that their comes punishment for disgusting, barbaric and cruel behavior, most of you beleve that she will never change.but DUDE its a faze she’s doing it for fame and popularity the audience CAN CHANGE HER!

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is possibly the most disappointing thing I have ever seen.
    I idolize Lady Gaga, and she just ruined it for me.
    People are so damn gross. It’s bad enough to eat meat, now must you wear it?!

  • vox

    1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    it’s f’ing disgusting no matter what her reasoning is behind it. seriously.. she’s just gross. she does anything for attention and i’m f’ing sick of her. i want her to go away.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is just disgusting makes me sick.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    FYI, the meat was real, 100% real and that’s outrageous. She’s reaaaaaaaaaaaaally stupid. dammit.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Disgusted.
    Am not a Gaga fan, she’s a copy of Madonna anyway – like big time.

    Anyhow, I will not be childish and stop listening to a few of her “acceptable” tunes but I’m definitely disappointed by her costume and her apparent character.

    Why doesn’t she shock the world with a PETA shirt instead? Now THAT would be exciting!

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    didnt she also wear a meat bikini? DDDDDD:

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I still love her and I’m pretty sure it’s fake. I totally agree with Tiffany. How many stars were wearing leather and silk? Again..as Tiffany said it will not change my opinion on her. She is still an amazing artist.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    does anyone see her shoes? YUCK! im so glad ellen stood up for the vegans!

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Lady Gaga would look much better in a veggie bikini! 😉

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I read about her “meat dress” and (I think) she did this in support of gay rights. What that meat dress has anything to do with gay rights is a total mystery to me! That and the more I look at it, the more disgusted I get!

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I was completely disgusted with her choice to wear that. I love how she is into making a statement, but she really didn’t need to wear meat… :(

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Thats just disgusting.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I’ve always known Lady Gaga was a little crazy but this? This is disgusting, even for her! She should have known that it was taking things too far, and how can a human bear wearing a dress made of meat at all? Even after hearing Gaga ordering real dead human bodies for her stage shows, I would never have expected this.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    It is disgusting and cruel to do such a thing but even ellen said it would be just as bad as someone wearing a leather jacket.. I don’t agree with the choice of gagas outfit but its just her way of getting a message across

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I totally agree with Nicole, and i think this is just a stupid way to be different, and wasting lives of animals for a dress is really disgusting and selfish. i cant believe she would do that. shes wasnt my favorite person to start with…
    Yea!! for Ellen! im happy someone else agrees with all this! i would also rather she use vegetable stuff then meat. (poor animals.)

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i love gaga… but not the dress it’s gross and germy… i don’t think it’s real… who whould hug a person with meat on them… if i did i would need disinfectent all over me…

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love Lady Gaga to death and her outfit did shock me, but after her explaining herself on the Ellen show, it makes more sense. “…I, as you know, am the most judgment-free human being on Earth. However, it has many interpretations — but for me this evening it’s that if we don’t stand up for what we believe in, if we don’t fight for our rights, pretty soon we’re gonna have as much rights as the meat on our bones. AND, I am not a piece of meat.” :)

  • J

    1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    yeah, the whole wearing raw beef thing is ridiculous but i’m still a fan of her music. would i stop listening to a singer for saying in an interview that they like beef? how is that any different?

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    “Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian, because as you know, I am the most judgment-free human being on the earth. However, it has many interpretations. For me this evening, if we don’t stand up for what we believe in and fight for our rights pretty soon, we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.” -Gaga’s views on her outfit

    I post this for anyone who has commented negatively without even bothering to look up her reasoning behind it.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    This is not the first time she wore raw meat. I like her songs, but she REALLY needs to change her fashion style. That dress was to gross for words.

    Did anyone see the raw meat bikini she wore for Vogue Hommes Japan? Disgusting.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I forgot to say,
    THROW HER TO THE WOLVES muhahahaha >:]

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    There you go, Ellen! 😉

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Go Ellen!! Ew this outfit is DISGUSTING. I hate Lady Gaga, and this just makes me despise her even more. She’s a mediocre sell out whose songs all sound the same.

    And regardless of whether or not the meat is real… it’s the idea that counts. Walking around as an advertisement for meat just to be ‘shocking’ is just rude and disgusting. Not appealing at all.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    She looked SO STUPID!
    And obviously she is… I just hope it was fake!

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is just down right disgusting…I won’t even touch meat, let alone WEAR it.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I understand she wants to make a statement with her clothes and wants to shock people, but a meat dress? Really!? Not only is it inhumane, but can you imagine how it would’ve smelled. Absolutely repulsive.

  • Ann

    1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I don’t know much about this, but I don’t think it is real meat. She is crazy, but not that crazy (I hope) – if it was real meat she couldn’t stand the smell.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    GO ELLEN!!!!

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I think peta is overeacting. It isn’t real, nor is it gross, really. Lady Gaga IS talented, even if I don’t like her songs, and she knows that her talent combined with her gimics make her who she is. Some people need to learn to deal.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    this is wrong real meat or fake this is all time low

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    it’s not like she killed the animal and said, “guess i’ll just wear this tonight.”

    it’s not about fashion or shock.

    she’s giving out a message.

    how is that selfish? because she offended a couple of vegan/vegetarians?

    yeah, okay.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Sure, it’s animal flesh but since we’re talking about Gaga in her meat dress, lets talk about all the stars that were most likely wearing animal skin (leather, silk, etc). I get it. You don’t usually see someone in raw meat, but still. Isn’t it sort of the same as wearing skin only…more raw?

    My opinion of Lady Gaga won’t change. She is still the talented artist I adore. Her in a meat dress (is it even real meat??) will not alter my opinion of her.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I love her music to start off with but this is vile. I mean if the meat could be consumed afterwards by those who choose to eat it at least it would have served meats general purpose to some, which is to be consumed. But to wear it and then be(assumedly) thrown away, is disrespectful to the life of that animal(s) and a slap in the face for those who love and protect the rights of these animals, like myself. This dress doesn’t say fashion or shock to me, it says I’m selfish and I don’t care about anyone or anything but myself. If she supports these things then I am not going to support her by buying her merchandise.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Come on folks, that wasn’t real meat. Can you imagine how horrible it would stink after bout 5 minutes under the spotlights?
    GaGa is um let’s say weird sometimes but she isn’t brainless!

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    i don’t think it’s real meat so i really don’t see the problem with it. And if it is, then she has the right to her own “fashion/opinion” but the only thing i find disgusting about this is that she would be wearing raw meat. I mean seriously, ew?

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My opinion of Lady Gaga has completely changed, it seems she’s prepared to sink low just to be ‘different’.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Dude this was really weird. I was watching the VMA’S and my mom was like look she wearing a meat dress. I was like whoa I know she’s trying to be different and all but I feel that was a bit extreme. Hmmmm.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    I hate gaga and this is disgusting. She’s outrageous just to be outrageous; the definition of an attention whore. She doesn’t care who she offends and, very obviously in this “dress”, she does not care who she hurts and kills for her statement. Talent-wise, she sounds like every other pop sensation and she’s probably smart enough to know that without “Look at me!” gimmics, everyone would forget about her. But this is crossing the line. It is barbaric and inhumane. I hope the meat left a decomposing smell on her that she can’t wash off.

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Woah, I didn’t realise this was actual meat – is it fake or not? If it’s real, then I’m quite dissapointed! (And it can’t be hygenic either right?). But, if it’s fake, I don’t see the problem (you wouldn’t be shocked by someone wearing fake fur would you?).
    Maybe I’m being too nice :)

  • 1754 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Disappointing :(
    I’m a huge gaga fan, but man…..she went too far

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