Lady Gaga has been slammed by animal rights activists after reportedly buying several fur coats in Russia.
The Paparazzi singer is said to have purchased a Russian sable coat and a silver fox coat worth a respective $210,000 and $19,600 at the Helen Yarmak store in Moscow at the weekend.
Activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are now speaking out against the star.
“Out of place, out of time, and possibly out of her mind: While the country focuses on rejecting violence and we are deep into the season of peace, giving, and kindness, Gaga is busy decking herself out in a coat made of at least 30 slaughtered animals’ skins,” reads a statement to GossipCop from the organisation.
Gaga in August spoke out against militant PETA campaigners and others voicing their criticism over her choice to wear fur after being targeted in a similar campaign.
“I want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life (sic),” the star wrote on her website.
“I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE.”
The singer said she respects the animal rights movement. But she chose not to comment on whether she wears real or faux fur because it would be hypercritical given that she famously wore a dress made of meat at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
“You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance,” she wrote of the controversial dress, adding, “I respect your views, please respect mine.”