Lady GaGa: Responds to PETA criticism- 'I respect your views, please respect mine'
Pop diva Lady Gaga has responded to animal rights group PETA after recent criticism over her use of fur.
PETA issued a statement earlier this month blasting the pop singer for wearing fur garments, including a wolf stole in a poster image for Robert Rodriguez's upcoming Machete Kills.
The star was criticised by PETA senior vice president Dan Matthews, who stated: "By wearing those dumb furs in a heat wave, you're making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian."
The talented singer initially responded via her Twitter account with the comment: "For 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. Thank you!"
Lady GaGa has now issued a longer statement on the controversy and her use of fur, TMZ reports.
"I want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life," the performer said. "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 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."
The 'Born This Way' singer added, "You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance...I respect your views, please respect mine. And to campaigners, save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous."