Lady Gaga is speaking out against PETA and defending Kim Kardashian close to six months after she was attacked with flour for wearing fur.
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The vice president PETA, an animal rights organization, posted a letter addressed to Gaga on the organization's website. In the letter Dan Matthews, senior vice president of PETA, questioned why her previous position not to wear fur has changed after she had been spotted doing so on multiple occasions.
"Many of your gay fans, I among them, have long admired what you told Ellen: 'I hate fur and I don't wear fur.' I included a link because these recent photos of you in fox and rabbit and with a wolf carcass make it appear that you have amnesia," Matthews wrote in his open letter to the 26-year-old singer. "I'm also including this brief video hosted by Tim Gunn showing the violent cruelty that you promote when you wear fur. What happened? Are your stylists telling you that it's fake, or are you a turncoat?"
Matthews also went on to compare Gaga to Kardashian, 34-year-old reality television star who was attacked with fur by animal activists last March.
"But by wearing those dumb furs in a heat wave, you're making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian," Matthews wrote. "As we plan our fall campaigns, please tell us whether what you gracefully told Ellen was heartfelt or just a pose."
Gaga responded to Matthews on her own website, defending both herself and Kardashian.
"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 hypercritical not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, 'kermit' and not to mention meat, that I have already worn," Gaga responded on her website. "And to campaigners, Save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous."
After the identity of Kardashian's flour bomber was found to be activist Christina Cho, the PETA organization reportedly issued a statement in support of her actions.
"We are very fond of Christina," the organization said in a statement to E! news. "She is a very kind, wonderful volunteer who is deeply moved by cruelty to animals."
However, Gaga made it clear that she would not support future campaigns such as the flour bombing endured by Kardashian.
"I want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life," Gaga wrote in a post on her website. "I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE."