Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

?? - posted on 09/13/2010 ( 64 moms have responded )

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http://news.nationalpost.com/2010/09/13/...

Lady Gaga, who swept the MTV Music Video Awards in California last night, accepted the award for Video of the Year for Bad Romance while wearing an outfit made out of what appeared to be cured meat. Is carnivore couture the new hottest trend? Her platform shoes were even held together by butcher’s string. She also wore a meat headpiece over her platinum blond hair, and the only things that didn’t shout out Gaga’s carnivore status to the world were her fishnet stockings and her blingy jewelery.

Lady Gaga was interviewed by vegan Ellen DeGeneres after the VMAs wearing her meat dress. After going on about her little monsters and later venting about the recently repealed “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” rule in the U.S. Army, she talked about what everyone really wanted to know about: her meat dress.

She told Ellen she wore the meat dress because she stands against oppression.

“Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian, because as you know, I am the most judgment-free human being on the earth. However, it has many interpretations. For me this evening, if we don’t stand up for what we believe in and fight for our rights pretty soon, we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.”

Ellen then handed Gaga a bikini made of kale and lettuce.





What do you think? Is her meat dress offensive? Does it say to you, what she says it says to her, that she's not a piece of meat? Could she have gotten that message across with a better approach?

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Dana - posted on 09/14/2010

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Because music is an art form, you can't tell someone what they can and can not do with their music. And she's famous because she's an awesome song writer, prior to her getting a large record deal she wrote songs for EVERYONE, not to mention she has an awesome voice. If you can't recognize that then you don't know music. Luckily those who do know music are the ones who do the signing.



*Edited to add* This is coming from someone who doesn't like her style of music or listens to her.

Kate CP - posted on 09/14/2010

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Speaking as a person who is trained as a classical singer for over 10 years I have to say that Lady Gaga has some real talent. However, her voice is raw and she needs training to learn how to properly project and maximize her vocal talents. That being said there are TONS of "artists" out there who don't know how to sing and can't write a song but seem to make millions of dollars anyway...can we say Britney Spears? Her voice is annoying, she's nasal, she can't write a song, her vocal range is, for lack of a better word, shit, and she's nuts. But she's a multi-million dollar recording artist. Sometimes talent has NOTHING to do with success.

LaCi - posted on 09/14/2010

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" Luckily those who do know music are the ones who do the signing. "

LOL at that statement. You know, there are excellent musicians out there, but because they're excellent musicians they don't sign with major record labels because that means you have to conform to the music industries standard of art, which makes it not art at all, it makes it trend, gimmick, so on so forth. If she would like to offer up MEANING in anything it should be her music.

"Boys boys boys
We like boys in cars
Boys boys boys
Buy us drinks in bars
Boys boys boys
With Hairspray and denim
Boys boys boys
We love them!
We love them!"

Real fucking talent there.

Stifler's - posted on 09/14/2010

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Lady Gaga is talented, and she has wrote a lot of song for other people and her own. That's why she's famous.

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I think what Joann meant to say was that she says one thing, but acts/dresses in another way. Or at least that's what I get when I see her interviews and then compare how she acts/dresses on the streets/baseball games/etc.

When she speaks, she does make very valid points. Everyone needs to be able to stand up for what they believe in and be willing to fight for their rights. On the other hand though, when I see her walking around in her underwear, fishnets and a jacket, I can't help but wonder what kind of message she is sending to the younger generations that she is a role model for. Just as I wonder about Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus etc.

Side note - I just listened to her song "born like this" and I really like it, I won't be watching the video for it though.

Kylie - posted on 09/15/2010

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I'm pretty sure she said..if we dont stand up for what believe in then we are worth nothing more than the meat on our bones...or something along those lines. I dont think her wearing bikini on a plane ride has anything to do being a piece of meat. Oh and You obviously haven't seen her telephone videoclip Joann hehe :)

Stifler's - posted on 09/15/2010

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I agree really. I think it's her right to wear what she wants but she's not doing a great job of making the "I'm not a piece of meat" statement.

Joann - posted on 09/15/2010

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for one it was gross and two the whole I AM NOT A PIECE OF MEAT THING psssshhh i dont know but to many it was stating the oppisite HEY LOOK I AM A PIECE OF MEAT. all her other outfits are ok but the meat and the one she wore thru the airport were it was just her bra and panties with a jacket that one really upset me.did she forget that children like to watch tv too...seriously not cool

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I will admit that her songs are catchy and are fun to dance to or sing along to. As for her costumes....at first they were neat, interesting enough and that's about it. Now because she's been crowned the new Madonna...she's taken things way too far. Her attempt at "fashion" now is either completely crazy or gross - like this meat dress.

Side note, I watched this video that was made by a lady named Yana. Apparently her daughter and Gaga were friends; the video shows a series of pictures comparing her daughter Lina to Gaga, showing that Gaga has been ripping off her (now dead) daughter's style since she became famous. It also has a track that Lina sang, that sounds very Gaga-esque that was recorded in 2007 I believe. Yana is now suing for rights to some of Gaga's songs that Lina helped her work on. Maybe Gaga ran out of her own ideas and started using her dead friends style to get her to the top.

Petra - posted on 09/15/2010

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I read an interview with Lady Gaga where she noted that she writes really catchy pop tunes and then uses her shows, videos and public appearances to make her political statements. I totally dig that and I respect it. She's over the top and that's just her persona. You simply can listen to her tunes, or watch her various performances and mull over the point she is making. Take it or leave it.



The thing that blows my mind is how young she is - she's done a lot, on her own, for someone in their early 20's.



And the meat dress - hilarious.

LaCi - posted on 09/15/2010

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People generally don't get famous on talent in the music industry, they get famous on marketability. Simple as that. It's all product. Thank the universe we have the internet and aren't forced to listen to what they want to sell us.

Dana - posted on 09/14/2010

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Well, I'm sorry you think I'm being rude to you, I didn't realize you're taking things so personally.

Amanda - posted on 09/14/2010

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@ Laci Who - I love the outfit that Ellen presented to her. I thought that it was hilarious!!!!

Amanda - posted on 09/14/2010

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You know, considering how rude you are being to me, I haven't been rude to you. I get that it's a saying, I'm just saying that WOW, it was very rude.

What I don't think you understand is that I'm stating my opinion, and if you don't like it - fine. I don't care. But stop bashing me.

Dana - posted on 09/14/2010

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And again you take it out of context, I said, "if you can dish it out, you can eat it". It's a saying. What's so hard about understanding that.

Amanda - posted on 09/14/2010

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I think there are only a few ways to interpret "eat it".
Just sayin'.

I don't exactly know how I misinterpreted what you said, but to get back to the topic of this post...again.....I didn't get the meat dress and I just thought it was strange!

?? - posted on 09/14/2010

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People associated with Peta got really annoyed when Pamela Anderson posed naked for one of their ads with nothing but lines on her body with the words of the different butchers cuts of meat inside the lines.

I think Peta gets overly sensitive about meat sometimes... even if it's fake, even if it's one of their biggest supporters, even if it's to prove the point they try to make in different ways.

LaCi - posted on 09/14/2010

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On another note, the vegetable bikini makes me think of the Peta sexy veggie ad, I approve.

Dana - posted on 09/14/2010

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Lmao, Amanda. Where you made your mistake was saying " that it basically said, if you didn't know that she wrote music, then you don't know music." You can't take someone's post, change it to what you "think" it says and then get all huffy. You even take my comment of "eat it" out of context. And for the record, I already stated that I don't know much about her either but, if you're going to criticize her then you'd better at least know SOME things about her.

And thanks for the kudo's :D

Amanda - posted on 09/14/2010

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Dana,

Wow, "Eat it".

I didn't call YOU harsh, I called your comment harsh, in that it basically said, if you didn't know that she wrote music, then you don't know music. I'm sorry I'm not up to speed on Lady Gaga 101, but I'm not a fan of her style of music, and I just don't get the outfits - like the topic of this post, the "Meat Dress".

Kudo's to you and your 15 years of all things music. Awesome.

Dana - posted on 09/14/2010

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Christina, I fully disagree, her music might get lost by her outfits and..."stuff" to you but, that is what has made her career. Otherwise she'd just be another singer like the rest of the blond 20 yr olds. She's obviously doing something right since she's got quite a list of accomplishments. But, I'm sure all the dissenters could really give her some good advice to kick start that "real career". *eye roll*

Dana - posted on 09/14/2010

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Amanda,I never said you were completely uneducated in music. I also don't get why you call me harsh when your whole post about Lady Gaga was harsh. If you can dish it out, eat it.

For the last 15 yrs I have lived, breathed and ate music daily. They is a huge difference between being a consumer of music and living music. And even I don't know it all, I'm just married to a musician. But, I do know that no one has the right to judge what IS music, why someone is famous or how they choose to present themselves in the music industry. They are artists and human, no one has the right to stifle them.

?? - posted on 09/14/2010

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Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Maynard James Keenan, Chad Grey and Corey Taylor (just to name a few) are some of the most talented, intelligent and musically brilliant people I've ever learned about and they all wear outlandish outfits, act like weirdo's and expand their art to their bodies along with their music.

Art is art. Not everyone enjoys all forms of art, it doesn't make it any less of an art form or someone any less of an artist.

C. - posted on 09/14/2010

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But she should still let her music speak for itself, as Amanda stated.

Her music gets lost behind all those crazy outfits and stuff.

Amanda - posted on 09/14/2010

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I think saying that, "If you can't recognize that then you don't know music", is a bit harsh. I'm sorry that I didn't recognize that, but I guess being a huge fan of Ray Charles, Billie Holiday, Eva Cassidy & John Coltrane make me completely uneducated in music??

Amanda - posted on 09/14/2010

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I just don't understand her....why she's famous....I just.....don't. Why?

I just find her to want to be like Madonna....

Also, why does she always have to be in outlandish outfits, why can't she just let her "music" speak for her????

Dana - posted on 09/14/2010

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I love when famous people throw their political views out there, usually because we feel the same way....which makes them smart. :P

LaCi - posted on 09/14/2010

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I'm just here to say I fucking hate Lady Gaga and I wish the VMA's had blown up, it would have been an improvement to the music industry.

C. - posted on 09/14/2010

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She's too political for my taste. I can't stand famous people who throw their political views on others. Well, I can't stand anyone who throws their political views on anyone- aside from debating, relax :)

Did anyone else think that she looked like a Jerry Seinfeld with makeup and a long blonde wig??

Anyway, she's weird. She does anything and everything to get attention and the meat dress.. That's just disgusting. I love meat and all, but dang. I don't go wearing it around so at the end of the night I can smell like room temperature meat. Blech!

Joanna - posted on 09/13/2010

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To each their own is what I say. If you want to wear a meat dress, wear a meat dress (or a dress that looks like meat, anyway). I'm not a fan of hers, I used to despise her but I get it, I get what she does and respect her for it. I just don't really pay her much mind is all.

?? - posted on 09/13/2010

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Oh fuck, I'm so sorry, when I replied to Cathy I meant to say it WASN'T actual meat... :\ my bad :( so sorry

Stifler's - posted on 09/13/2010

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How is a meat dress offensive? This is a media blowout. She should have done it to stand up for people's rights to eat meat, then I would have got it.

Kimberly - posted on 09/13/2010

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I don't find it offensive. Lady GaGa is Lady GaGa. She wears what she does to make a statement, and I think that it is impossible for everyone to like or even agree with what she has to say.

Kylie - posted on 09/13/2010

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I love gaga and i get her point. But I think the outfit is gross and ugly even if its not real meat.

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I thought it looked realistic but who in their right mind would sit under studio lights in meat? Like others have said i hate cutting meat up and getting it on my hands let alone wearing it. I think she is a very talented singer and artist but i personally don't like her or her music.

Dana - posted on 09/13/2010

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I agree 100% with Jenny. I couldn't tell you one song she sings though. lol I also wouldn't pay that kind of money to see her, though I've never turned down a concert either.

Rosie - posted on 09/13/2010

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i like lady gaga, and what she does. however this one is just icky. theres no way you'd catch me wearing meat, i hate touching it when i'm cooking it, let alone wear a steak on my head. eeww.

Heather - posted on 09/13/2010

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watch out ladies...cured meat may become the new seaweed wrap! All the salt on the meat probably sucked the moisture right out of her....you know someone's gonna think that's a good idea. *eye roll*

Kate CP - posted on 09/13/2010

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Also wanted to add...MADE OF MEAT?! Really? I mean I hate getting raw chicken or steak on my hands...I can't imagine it rubbing all over my body. YUCK.

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Yep i say the had a group of bodyguards to insure no animals were around to hunt her down lmao..shes a character..a bit crazy.My 20mth old says gaga she loves her songs.. on the radio..god i wouldnt have my kids look at her videos lol.

Jenny - posted on 09/13/2010

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Well I'll be the lone dissenter then. I think she's great and many times I do consider it art. I am entertained by her and don't take it to seriously. I hope to see her live in the future but not until tickets are less than $100 a pop, screw that.

Sharon - posted on 09/13/2010

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She's tacky, always has been, always will be and doesn't have an original thought in her head.

The dress just says "ew" to me. She'd better hope there aren't any stray dogs around when she wears it.

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