September 14, 2010
Going Gaga over double standards in understanding death
To show you how behind I am on some of the more earthshaking news events in today's world, I just got an email from a friend expressing surprise that I hadn't said anything about an incident I'd never heard of until the email:
Eric:It sure as hell did seem like my kind of story, and I don't know how I missed it. Of course, I'm still a bit unclear on the Lady Gaga concept. I take it she's some kind of celebrity, but not actually a member of the Royal Family.
Anyway, it wasn't very hard to find the juicy story ("Lady Gaga's meat dress angers animal rights groups"), so maybe I should be ashamed of my ignorance.
...when Lady Gaga took to the stage to accept an award at last night's MTV Video Music Awards in hat, dress and boots apparently made of various cuts of raw meat, it was a touch outr;é, even for the queen of extreme.What I find most interesting about the story is Newkirk's definition of meat:
"Meat is the decomposing flesh of an abused animal who didn't want to die..."How can she know whether any animal wants or does not want to die? Does she think animals understand death?
Obviously, she must think so, otherwise why the statement that the animal didn't want to die?
And if that's the case, then how does she explain PETA's well-documented animal killing campaign? Does anyone know whether the dogs and cats that PETA killed wanted to die?
In light of the picture accompanying the article, I'm also wondering why Cher wasn't also singled out for criticism -- and I don't just mean for holding Lady Gaga's meat purse.
Take a look.
Unless her outfit is fake, Cher is wearing a leather jacket along with high leather boots!
Is not leather the skin of an abused animal who didn't want to die? What's the difference?
Can it be that some cows are more willing to die than others?
posted by Eric on 09.14.10 at 05:34 PM
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