Lady Gaga Bans Bullying On Her Little Monsters Site
Lady Gaga has announced a special team who will scour her Little Monsters website for bullies, fake accounts and “sexual predators.”
“I’m aware of the bullying and predatory nature of some of the new accounts being made,” Gaga wrote in a statement. “Although this is quite common on all social networks, that will not be the case here. I love you and want this to be a safe place for you!”
According to the social networking site’s “Monster Code,” users are expected to be “brave”, “kind”, “tolerant” and “respectful.” “Never make anyone feel unwelcome or judged,” administrators advise. “Treat everyone with respect, love and acceptance.”
Gaga’s no stranger to controversy, however, and while she’s 100 percent opposed to bullying it appears she may not be as steadfast when it comes to wearing fur. Animal right group PETA’s SVP Dan Mathews is now publicly calling the singer out on her change of heart.
According to The Guardian:
“What happened?” he asked in an open letter. “By wearing those dumb furs in a heat wave, you’re making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian.” Gaga came out against fur in 2009, telling Ellen DeGeneres she “hates” it. “Please tell us whether what you gracefully told Ellen was heartfelt or just a pose,” Mathews wrote.
Gaga’s initial response was almost aggressively – or bullyingly – glib: “For all the press and such that are writing about whether or not my fur is actually real, please don’t forget to credit the designer HERMES. Thank you, LOVE gaga.” She subsequently published a longer statement, saying: “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.
“Save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry,” she wrote. “And Kim Kardashian is fabulous.”