FurGate: Simmons (Lovingly) Scolds Lady Gaga for Wearing Animal Skins
The war over Lady Gaga's wardrobe continues.
The quirky pop goddess caught heat this week when she defended her right to wear fur.
Now, hip hop mogul Russell Simmons is stepping up to scold Lady Gaga for her position - albeit doing so in the most fawning fashion possible.
You will go down in history as one of the most talented and beloved artists the world has ever known. You are an integral part of the artistic community that gives a voice to our pain, joy, struggles and triumphs through your music.
And Simmons isn't even her publicist ...
While I will not judge each individual's unconscious action, I will speak to the collective. The ripping off of skin of other sentient beings while they are still alive - during a time when we have options available to us to wear cruelty-free alternatives - is an issue I have to lend my voice to. Wearing these skins is abusive to animals, but equally as abusive to ourselves, as we are the animal that we abuse. As a vegan, I believe the greatest karmic disaster in the history of humankind is the 40 billion animals made to be born into suffering each year. Fur-bearing animals suffer the same fate for vanity and greed.