PETA Slams Lady Gaga For Wearing Fur, Singer Explains Her Self To Her "Little Monsters"

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Lady Gaga’s Fur Coat is Fake Fur

Although Lady Gaga would not say directly that the fur coat she wore in Bulgaria when exiting a hotel was real or fake, she did say in her August 13th Twitter message: “Please don’t forget to credit the designer Hermes.”

If you read details on the Hermes 2012 Fall collection, it specifically states that the coat in question is high-pile fur, which is SYNTHETIC fur, and that Hermes hasn’t used real fur for quite some time.

Lady Gaga also acknowledged the “meat” that she has already worn and says she “appreciates and adores the beauty of animals in fashion.”

Lady Gaga had come under attack in a blazing letter from Dan Mathews, the gay senior vice president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for being a “turncoat” after she had told Ellen Degeneres, “I hate fur and I don’t wear fur.” He questioned whether her statement was heartfelt or just a pose.

Feeling the pressure, Gaga explained her decision to wear fur in an in-depth message posted on her Little Monsters 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,” she wrote August 16. “I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for any cause.”

“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 [hypocritical] not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, ‘Kermit’ and not to mention meat, that I have already worn,” she continued. “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.”

The singer’s new album, ARTPOP, is slated for release in early 2013.