Gaga`s raw meat bikini angers PETA

Last Updated: Sep 08, 2010, 11:55 AM IST

London: Animal activists have taken aim at pop star Lady Gaga for posing in nothing but raw meat for a fashion magazine cover.

The pop star posed in a bikini made entirely of slabs of red meat for the cover of Japan`s Hommes Vogue and campaigners at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have been quick to react.

"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," contactmusic.com quoted PETA`s president Ingrid Newkirk as saying.

"No matter how beautifully it is presented, flesh from a tortured animal is flesh from a tortured animal."

"Meat represents bloody violence and suffering, so if that`s the look they were going for, they achieved it," he said.

Last year, PETA`s bosses persuaded Gaga to strip for "Rather Go Naked than Wear Fur" ad campaign after which she vowed never to wear animal skins.

IANS