Lady Gaga slammed for buying fur coats in Russia

Melbourne: Lady Gaga has landed herself in hot water with the animal rights group PETA, after buying several fur coats in Russia.

The singer is said to have purchased a Russian sable coat and a silver fox coat worth a respective 210,000 dollars and 19,600 dollars at the Helen Yarmak store in Moscow over the weekend.

Activists at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have spoken out against the 26-year-old pop diva.

“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,” quoted a statement from the organisation to GossipCop as saying.

The ‘Poker Face’ hit-maker 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,” she wrote on her website.

“I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE,” she wrote.

Gaga said she respects the animal rights movement. But chose not to comment on whether she wears real or faux fur.

“You see a carcass, I see a museum piece de resistance,” she wrote.

“I respect your views, please respect mine,” she added.