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16 August 2012, 10:56
The 'Born This Way' star hits back at animal rights group PETA following criticism of her fashion choices.
Lady Gaga has hit back at a campaign targeting her use of fur and said she will not comment on whether the fur she wears is real or fake.
Earlier this month, the animal rights group PETA issued a statement criticising Lady Gaga and said she was "making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian".
The group have previously targeted Kim over her use of fur, with the star also being "flour bombed" at a red carpet event earlier this year.
In response to the criticism, Lady Gaga said she did not support "violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE", particularly animals rights, and also defended Kim.
She said: "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.
"This should already put me in a category as one who appreciates and adores the beauty of animals in fashion, but am not a strict vegan. "
Lady Gaga caused controversy after she was pictures wearing a fur coat: (picture: Splash)
She continued: "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. I have no chains about this. You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance.
"But I am truly sorry to fans who are upset by this, its a fair and applaudable feeling about the health and safety of animals. I respect your views, please respect mine."
She added: "And to campaigners, Save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous."
Lady Gaga is currently in Europe for the latest leg of her 'Born This Way Ball' world tour, which calls in the UK later this month.