Holy PETA, people! Lady Gaga’s meat dress was the talk of the VMAs last night. In case you missed it, Lady Gaga’s VMA 2010 getup when she accepted the video of the year award from Cher (still relevant—who knew?) was made entirely of meat, from her jaunty little sirloin cap to her beefy bodice to her protein-packed shoes.
How in the world do you explain this get-up to your children? I mean really, Lady Gag (pun intended), I had enough trouble trying to tell my son why you murdered multiple Kermit the Frogs so you could wear them as a cape. But I want to be prepared this time, so here are 10 ways to answer when your child inevitably says, “Mommy, why is that lady wearing a meat dress?”
1. She’s trying to make a political statement. (Unfortunately, I don’t think she understands what that even means.)
2. She’s a performance artist, which means “trying to get attention by doing really weird stuff.”
3. A good steak bath does wonders for your hair.
4. It’s not meat. It’s all natural vegetable protein. C’mon, no one would be THAT crazy.
5. She mistook MTV’s invitation for a “meet and greet” before the show. She thought it was a “meat and greet.”
6. This is the inside of that Kermit dress.
7. She loves animals. They’re delicious.
8. She forgot to buy a dress for the show, so she had to make do with what she found in her refrigerator.
9. She wanted to smell like a slaughterhouse.
10. She’s going to the Dog Fancy awards after the VMAs and wanted them to be excited to see her.
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