PETA Calls Rihanna & Lady Gaga “Freaks” For Wearing Snakeskin & Fur
They may call themselves People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. But, PETA isn’t into treating actual people too kindly .
The animal rights group was pissed when Rihanna was photographed in central London in front of the Rose nightclub in a pair of thigh-high snakeskin boots. So, never one to bite its tongue, the organization attacked the “Talk to Talk” singer and even referenced her recent interview on Oprah‘s Next Chapter.
“Rihanna may not have a clue that snakes killed for boots are often nailed to a tree and skinned alive,” a PETA spokesperson told The Daily Express. “Of course, they can’t go on Oprah to cry about it. 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.”
Just last month PETA attacked Lady Gaga for stepping out in fur despite once saying, “I hate fur and I don’t wear fur,” on The Ellen DeGeneres Show back in 2009.
“These recent photos of you in fox and rabbit and with a wolf carcass make it appear that you have amnesia,” said PETA’s senior vice president Dan Matthews. “What happened? Are your stylists telling you that it’s fake, or are you a turncoat?”
Lady Gaga responded to Matthews with a very chic tweet. “To 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.”
Do you think it’s OK for PETA to harass celebrities into not wearing fur?