Lady Gaga – born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta – has angered animal rights activists after posing in nothing but strips of meat for the September cover of Japanese Vogue Homme.
The striking image, by photographer Terry Richardson, is for a photo shoot in the magazine, titled Lady Gaga ‘The Naked Truth’.
While Gaga (24) is known for her bizarre outfits and creative photo shoots, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was not very amused.
“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,” said PETA President Ingrid Newkirk.
“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,” she added.
Gaga, who has described herself as bisexual, has sold more than 15 million albums and 51 million singles worldwide since bursting onto the music scene in 2008.