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Gaga Gets Grilled About Her Meat-Strip Dress

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Sep 13, 2010 | 2:03pm EDT

Lady GagaThe unstoppable force that is Lady Gaga claimed her final moon man at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards draped head-to-toe in something resembling giant meat strips, and she topped the whole ensemble off with what I can only explain as an uncooked porterhouse pinned to her silvery blue coif. Cute, right? Yeah, not so much.

But the fashion police weren’t the only ones hot on Gaga’s trail after she debuted the look. She was already in trouble with PETA over her infamous meat-bikini-clad cover of Japanese Vogue, and this time, it was someone else’s turn to call her out. Ellen Degeneres, a vegan and avid animal rights supporter, questioned Gaga’s wardrobe choice in an interview on her show's Sept. 13 season premiere.

Gaga said she didn’t mean to disrespect vegetarians and vegans – and I believe her. Come on, she doesn’t have time to consider who she may be offending, she’s Lady Gaga. And honestly, only someone who’s got her head that high up in the clouds could pull off wearing a giant silver lobster on her forehead in public.

It’s the second part of her explanation that has me rolling my eyes. She told Degeneres that the outfit signified her belief that “…if we don't stand up for what we believe in and if we don't fight for our rights ... pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.” Not a piece of meat? Yeah, right. Remember this, Miss Germanotta?

Let’s be real here for a second. I still have a hand-shaped red mark on my forehead from the smack I gave myself upon seeing Gaga’s hot-plate couture. If you ask me, that’s the real reason she wore it. I don’t buy her last-minute, uninspired (and fairly nonsensical) explanation. Simply put, that dress is just a Prime cut of shock and awe.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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