Animal rights group PETA has hit out at Lady Gaga after the star was seen wearing a number of coats thought to be made from animal fur.
The star has recently been seen wearing fur coats as she met fans, conflicting with her previous anti-fur stance. In 2009 she said to Ellen DeGeneres on US TV: "I hate fur and I don't wear fur."
After her recent outfit choices, PETA's senior vice president Dan Matthews hit out at the star on the organisations website. He used her gay fanbase as leverage to encourage the singer to reconsider her fashion choices.
"Many of your gay fans, have long admired what you told Ellen: "I hate fur and I don't wear fur." Wrote Matthews. "But these recent photos of you in fox and rabbit and with a wolf carcass make it appear that you have amnesia. What happened? Are your stylists telling you that it's fake, or are you a turncoat?"
"Many gays are animal advocates because we recognize that the same arrogance and indifference that some have toward animal suffering has at times been directed toward us personally because of our orientation. But by wearing those dumb furs in a heat wave, you're making yourself a target just like the mindless Kim Kardashian."
Lady Gaga responded to the claims, only to ask for a credit for the designer, writing on Twitter: "For those press and such who are writing about whether or not my fur is actually real, please don't forget to credit the designer Hermes. Thank You!"
Lady Gaga is currently gearing up for the release of her third studio album ARTPOP. She revealed the name of the record with a tattoo on her arm and treated fans to a preview of what is thought to be the lead single from the album, 'Nothing On (But The Radio)'.
Below: photos of Lady Gaga wearing controversial fur coat