At the 2010 MTV Music Awards Lady Gaga arrived in an outfit made entirely out of raw beef. It was designed by Fran Fernandez and styled by Nicola Formichetti. The dress evoked much controversy and many different and conflicting opinions. For example Ellen DeGeneres, who interviewed Gaga whilst in the meat dress, is a vegan and stated "...as someone who loves animals, it was really difficult for me to sit next to Lady Gaga while she was wearing that outfit". she later added "But it did make me ask myself what's the difference between her outfit and an outfit made of leather?"
Gaga explained following the award ceremony that the dress was a statement about one's need to fight for what they believe in. She stated "If we don't stand up for what we believe in and if we don't fight for our rights, pretty soon we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones".
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