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PETA upset over Lady Gaga's raw-meat dress

Lady Gaga appears in a meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, 2010. (Photo courtesy of francfernandez.blogspot.com/)

September 14, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
One of Lady Gaga's outfits at the MTV Video Music Awards, a dress made to look like cuts of raw meat, has outraged the animal rights group PETA.

PETA said displaying butchery as fashion is offensive, accusing Lady Gaga of simply trying to keep herself in the spotlight.

Gaga said her outfit was not meant to disrespect vegans or vegetarians, and that it was a protest against the erosion of people's rights.

She said if people don't stand up for themselves, they won't have any more rights than the meat on their bones.

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