Aug. 13, 2012 at 6:51 PM ET
Lady Gaga is this close to being a "Judas" with animal activists.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has penned a blistering open letter to Gaga, accusing her of betraying her support for its anti-fur initiatives by donning various furry frocks in pics that have surfaced recently on the Internet.
"Many of your gay fans, I among them, have long admired what you told Ellen [Degeneres]: "I hate fur and I don't wear fur." I included a link because these recent photos of you in fox and rabbit and with a wolf carcass make it appear that you have amnesia," wrote Dan Mathews, PETA's senior vice president. "What happened? Are your stylists telling you that it's fake, or are you a turncoat?"
Case in point: The animal-rights group definitely wasn't psyched to see Gaga exiting a hotel in Sofia, Bulgaria, on the eve of her European tour decked out in fur — and the puppy named Fozzi that she cradled in her arms, no doubt, just adds to the insult!
Mathews tried to appeal to the pop superstar's moral sense by likening PETA's campaign to stop animal cruelty with the diva's outspoken advocacy on behalf of the gay community for equal rights.
"PETA has long participated in [gay] Pride events around the country, and just last week we helped lead protests against Chick-fil-A," he added. "But by wearing those dumb furs in a heat wave, you're making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian. As we plan our fall campaigns, please tell us whether what you gracefully told Ellen was heartfelt or just a pose. We await your reply."
Mathews also included a link to a video hosted by Tim Gunn describing the kind of animal suffering that goes into making coats like the ones Lady Gaga's supposedly worn.
The "Just Dance" hitmaker has yet to respond to the poser charge. A rep for Gaga was unavailable for comment.
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