Friday, September 17, 2010

Reactions to Lady Gaga's meat dress

Lady Gaga with her award trophy wearing her Meat Dress copied from The Beatles' 'Yesterday and Today' album cover

celebrities' reaction to Lady Gaga's Meat Dress at MTV Video Music Awards

Lady Gaga's meat dress

But You're Like Really A Buffalo Bill, Lady Gaga.

Meat Dress

Lady Gaga wearing dress made of meat at MTV music awards/

Lady Gaga in Meat Dress at MTV Video Music Awards

Seen On Yonge Street, thanking Lady Gaga for promoting Butchers' products

‘Lady Gaga’s controversial choice to wear a costume apparently constructed of meat at the MTV Video Music Awards is not the first time that such images have been used to promote musicians’, reported Andy Bloxham on the telegraph.co.uk.

Lady Gaga's meat dress link to the the Beatles' 'Yesterday and Today' album cover - CLICK HERE to view the Meat Cover - released as long ago as 1966 and the cover was first printed with a controversial cover featuring the band dressed as butchers and draped in joints of meat and decapitated baby dolls, but although apparently not originally intended as an album cover, it was said to reflect the Beatles’ feelings against the Vietnam War.

It was the first time ever that Beatles were severely criticized universally, by journalists, fans, and everyone and such a huge backlash compelled the record label’s management to destroy the “meat” versions destroyed and replace it with another cover, though many survived and are now collectors’ items.

Similarly in 1983 the Undertones released a singles compilation titled All Wrapped Up with a female model covered in meat, and in 1988, the rock group B.A.L.L. fronted by US musician Don Fleming, released a pastiche of the short-lived Beatles cover with their album Bird, all these has remained controversial.

President of animal rights campaign group PETA Ingrid Newkirk said, “Lady Gaga’s job is to do outlandish things, and this certainly qualifies as outlandish because meat is something you want to avoid putting on or in your body… No matter how beautifully it is presented, flesh from a tortured animal is flesh from a tortured animal.” Similarly, a spokeswoman for the Vegetarian Society too remarked, “It just seems totally unnecessary… Enough animals die for food and they should not be killed for stunts like this.”

Beatles’ Yesterday and Today, rendered as "Yesterday ...and Today on the record label and in most published discographies", is remembered primarily for the controversy surrounding its original cover image which came to be known as the "butcher cover" featuring the band dressed in white smocks and covered with decapitated baby dolls and pieces of meat.

Though Lady Gaga has become one of the most popular artists in recent years, she also has attracted criticism for blatant copying of not only dress and make up, but even music, and some of the artists she has been accused of copying include Madonna, Britney Spears, and even the dresses and the shell bikini looks similar to the one worn by silent screen actress Theda Bara, who played Cleopatra in the 1917 movie of the same name, as per the accusations made by the leading American feminist author Camille Paglia who said that Lady Gaga is an 'asexual copycat who carefully scripts her every move’.

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