Did you know that most of the time in order to get the snakeskin to make snakeskin boots, snakes are nailed to a tree and skinned alive? That is what a PETA spokesperson claims.
Lady Gaga and Rihanna are NOT on the Christmas list for PETA anymore. One too many sightings in fur or animal skin for their taste.
When Gaga showed up in a fur by HERMES, the PETA people screamed NONO!
PETA exec Dan Matthews
She responded to the uproar by posting on her LittleMonsters.com site:
For those press and such who are writing about whether or not my fur is actually real, please don’t forget to credit the designer HERMES. Thank You!
She then got a bit contrite realizing, I am sure, just how many people she could be alienating and issued this statement:
“I 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…You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance,” Gaga added. “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.”
She ended her statement by referring to the Kim Kardashian flour bombing incident earlier this year.“And to campaigners, save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous.”
Then Rihanna shows up in snake skin thigh high boots.
“Rihanna may not have a clue that snakes killed for boots are often nailed to a tree and skinned alive. Of course, they can’t go on Oprah to cry about it,” said a PETA spokesperson, referring to Rihanna’s tearful Oprah’s Next Chapter interview. “We keep hoping that Rihanna, a victim of violence herself, will learn to open her heart and start empathizing with the suffering of others,”
“Wearing reptile skin is creepy and callous, and it makes her look even more out of touch. She and Lady Gaga seem so desperate to be freaks instead of recognized for their talents that you have to wonder if they realize that they are being laughed at.”
Laughed at for wearing fur??? You think Rihanna and Gaga are getting laughed at for wearing fur???
Exhibit A in the chain of evidence for “Reasons why Gaga is being laughed at OTHER than wearing fur”
With PETA, you really have to watch your backs because their members are definitely devoted to the cause they believe in and think that trespassing inside someone’s personal bubble and assaulting them by throwing paint or flour or whatever the case may be is going to change minds and win hearts to the cause.
PETA, Education in anything is the key to changing minds.
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