15 June 2011

Lady Gaga’s meat dress to be displayed at Rock Hall exhibit

The meat dress worn by pop superstar Lady Gaga that caused a few (million) raised eyebrows and drew fire from animal rights group PETA is about to find a new home at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

The flesh ladened fashion statement, originally worn during Gaga’s appearance on the MTV Video Music Awards last year, will be part of the Rock Hall’s “Women Who Rock” exhibit.

The exhibit touted as being “groundbreaking and provocative” started its run May 13 of this year and will wrap up February 26, 2012. So you better hurry if you want to take a peek at Madonna's Gaga’s meaty contribution to rock and roll legend.

But here’s the question of the hour, why did the multi-platinum recording artist wear the dress in the first place?

Well if you recall Gaga unleashed this gem of an explanation during an interview with Ellen DeGeneres last September:

"Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian,” Lady Gaga clarifies. “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 if we don’t fight for our rights pretty soon, we’re going to have as much rights as the meat on own bones. And, I am not a piece of meat."

Yeah that explains it.

The Lady Gaga Meat dress, labeled by Time Magazine as the Best Fashion Statement of 2010, will make its debut Thursday, June 16.

Eric Fortney | @elfortney | email
Eric is the co-founder and executive editor of the animal rights and eco-friendly news source, This Dish Is Veg. In addition to his work at TDIV, Eric is a father of three, runner, and lover of the outdoors.

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