Animal rights protesters plan to stage a huge protest rally outside Lady Gaga's concert in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday (Sept.15), over her recent decision to wear fur.
The pop superstar is as well known for her fashion statements as she is for her music. But now it seems her fashion sense is getting her into some hot water.
Express reports Lady Gaga has been slammed by the Animal Rights Action Network (ARAN) for wearing fur after saying in interviews that she's against it.
An ARAN spokesman called the star a "turncoat" and says protesters will be out in force at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin as fans arrive for her Born This Way Ball on Saturday. The spokesman says, "Every animal killed for a fur coat or fur-trimmed item suffers tremendously... Lady Gaga should be ashamed to be wearing the skin of the dead, tormented animals she paid someone to kill for a dumb look."
ARAN's Facebook page says, "News of our protest at Lady Gaga this Saturday is going all over the world already - job done even before we start."
In response to criticism from PETA in August, when she was labelled "Heartless," Lady Gaga posted a letter on her website telling fans that while she will "always support your philosophies about life," "I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE. Particularly one that I respect. 'Animal Rights.'" "I am choosing not to comment on whether or not the furs I purchase are faux or real because I would think it hypercritical (sic) not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, 'kermit' and not to mention meat, that I have already worn."