Lady Gaga’s pound of flesh

Outlandish, offensive and barbaric are just a few words levelled at Lady Gaga for her latest publicity stunt. Just a few months after being invited to pose naked by PETA for an anti-fur campaign, the 24-year-old pop sensation seemingly contradicted her animal-loving image by wearing a dress which seemed to be made entirely of raw meat.

After picking up eight awards at the MTV ceremony, she appeared as a guest on Ellen Degeneres’ talk show where she was presented with a bikini made of kale by the host. Ellen asked her what relevance the meat dress had and, as quoted on Daily Mail, Lady Gaga replied, “Well, it is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian. As you know, I am the most judgement-free human being on the earth.”

“However, it has many interpretations but 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 our bones. And, I am not a piece of meat.”

But the outfit, consisting of a fillet steak hat, purse, open backed dress and string wrapped boots, which was designed by Argentinian slaughterhouse fashionista Franc Fernandez, has deeply offended animal rights campaigners, vegan and vegetarian groups.

One aspect of this latest attention-grabbing exercise that has been overlooked by many is the risk of E. coli 0157:H7, a strain of bacteria which colonizes the intestines of cattle and spreads through the muscles at the slaughter stage. E. coli produces toxins that deteriorate the lining of the stomach, a disease better known as Hemorrhagic Colitis, which can be deadly to old people and children.

There is a risk of cross contamination when handling any meat and Lady Gaga’s extensive exposure to raw beef has not only potentially put herself at risk but also anybody who has come into close proximity with her while wearing it.

Of course the question still remains as to whether the dress really is made of raw meat or if it’s nothing more than a tasteless publicity stunt. Whichever the case, you can be sure that Lady Gaga has once again got her pound of flesh.

Read here about how to avoid food poisoning by common types of bacteria such as E.coli, salmonella, campylobacter and listeria.

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4 thoughts on “Lady Gaga’s pound of flesh

  1. If you have a point to get across wear a meat dress. DADT was Gaga s point. And it works every time she does something out of the ordinary all you guys spread the word for her ever PETA .I would bet if she wore what Katy Perry wore we wouldn’t have heard anything.The meat dress has been shown around the world thousands of reports in every news paper with the blurb about DADT.Lady Gaga and her crew are not stupid in fact they are brilliant even got you to post news.THANK YOU FOR THE HELP.

  2. I hope she gets E. Coli. I honestly could care less about PETA because I think they’re just as bad as this jackass. Lady Gaga is just really dying for intention it seems and that is truly pathetic. I won’t debate whether or not she has a good voice because based on the crappy songs she sings I couldn’t tell. Her exhibitionist style is just a little much.

  3. The greatest irony is her quote about “not being a piece of meat” as she sits scantily clad at her piano.

  4. I hope she gets E. Coli. I honestly could care less about PETA because I think they’re just as bad as this jackass. Lady Gaga is just really dying for intention it seems and that is truly pathetic. I won’t debate whether or not she has a good voice because based on the crappy songs she sings I couldn’t tell. Her exhibitionist style is just a little much.
    If you have a point to get across wear a meat dress. DADT was Gaga s point. And it works every time she does something out of the ordinary all you guys spread the word for her ever PETA .I would bet if she wore what Katy Perry wore we wouldn’t have heard anything.The meat dress has been shown around the world thousands of reports in every news paper with the blurb about DADT.Lady Gaga and her crew are not stupid in fact they are brilliant even got you to post news.THANK YOU FOR THE HELP.

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