Wednesday, September 15, 2010

GaGa wears a meaty dress to the VMA's

Notoriously known for the outrageous costumes and hair styles she dons on a daily basis, Lady GaGa really outdid herself at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night by wearing a dress, hat, bag and shoes made out of raw meat.

Yes, you read correctly, raw meat.

Since the starlet hit our screens back in 2008 she's dominated the fashion pages with her wacky and weird ensembles, however, the eccentric outfits she's worn in the past seem pretty normal compared to this one..Bizarre is simply an understatement.

Franc Fernandez, a designer from Los Angeles, was behind this morbid attire. He told MTV he used 50 pounds of Argentinian steak to create the outfit, and it took him 3 days to make!

Animal welfare groups including PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) are outraged at GaGa's meat costume, as are others.

In a statement PETA said: "Wearing a dress made out of cuts of dead cows is offensive enough to bring comment, but someone should whisper in her ear that there are more people who are upset by butchery than who are impressed by it."

In her defense, GaGa claimed that her costume was a protest against the way the American army treat gay, lesbian and transsexual people can serve in the army so long as they don't reveal their sexual orientation.

During an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, which took place after the VMA's, GaGa said: "If we don't stand up for what we believe in and don't stand up for our rights pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones."

I understand GaGa's concern and meaning behind her outfit, but I still think she went a little too far this time. Surely there are other ways she could have got her point across without making such a show... but then again, it's Lady GaGa.

What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I think lady gaga is nuts!!! Seriously, what was she thinking????