Lady Gaga is replying back to criticism from animal lovers, especially Dan Matthews, the gay senior vice president of PETA, in regard to recent photos of the singer wearing fur.
According to TMZ, Gaga said the following in a statement:
"I want you to know that I care deeply about your feelings and views, and I will always support your philosophies about life," Gaga writes ... adding, "I do not however support violent, abusive, and childish campaigns for ANY CAUSE."
"Particularly one that I respect. 'Animal Rights.' I am choosing not to comment on whether or not the furs I purchase are faux fur-pile or real because I would think it hypercritical not to acknowledge the python, ostrich, cow hide, leather, lamb, alligator, 'kermit' and not to mention meat, that I have already worn."
She adds, "You see a carcass, I see a museum pièce de résistance."
Gaga concludes, "I respect your views, please respect mine. And to campaigners, Save your flour to make bread for the children who are hungry. And Kim Kardashian is fabulous."
The pop singer was photographed wearing an Armani hot pink fur jacket in New York last weekand a grey knee-length coat in Bulgaria on Aug. 13. The photos sparked the ire of gay animal lovers, especially Matthews.
“Many of your gay fans, I among them, have long admired what you told Ellen: ‘I hate fur and I don’t wear fur’,” wrote Matthews in an open letter to the international popstar, referencing an interview on the Ellen deGeneres show in 2007.
"By wearing those dumb furs in a heat wave, you're making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian."
Gaga has not confirmed whether the fur is fake or not.
The pop singer also posted a short art film today she made called ‘dressage’ which actually ends with her wearing the now-controversial grey fur coat.
In an interview with USA Today in 2007 Matthews said that going fishing after he had been a victim of gay bashing taught him made him relate to the suffering some animals go through.
“Around the time I got beaten up for being gay, gasping for breath, surrounded by people looking down at me laughing, I caught a very big fish.
“When I pulled him on the boat, it was just an ugly flounder, and he was gasping for breath, too, and in that instance, the flounder was the only creature I could relate to. I had turned into the bully.”
PETA has started a campaign to bombard Lady Gaga with messages asking her to confirm where she stands on wearing fur.
WATCH: Lady Gaga wearing her fur coat on this video