Sep 14, 2010


These are the shoes that Gaga wore that matched the dress that lead to this conversation on the Ellen DeGeneres's show.  
I really don't know what's so different about those shoes from these.

They are the same in that they originated from the slaughter of an innocent animal... And went through some kind of process that looks like this.

Maybe they are a bit messier to wear - But in essence they are the same thing. Leather is just the "fashion" version of flesh.

Anyway, Ellen asks What is the purpose of the meat?”   Gaga answers: "Well, it’s certainly no disrespect to anyone that’s vegan or vegetarian….I, as you know, am the most judgment-free human being on Earth."

Really? I hear that a lot about people who wear, eat and use the flesh Others. But honestly you can't get much more "judgemental" than viewing your wants more important than another being's life.  If you want to eat the flesh or wear the skin of some One else - You are condemning them to death.  You are subjugating your wishes before their right to live... You are saying your whim, fetish, hobby, desire and "taste" trumps an Other being's breath.  Now in truth - Isn't this as "judgemental" as one can possible get? 

For some really stylish "non-judgemental" footwear to fit anyone's budget:
Moo Shoes
Alternative Outfitters
Vegan Chic
Planet Shoes
Vegan Shoes
Planet Shoes


Anonymous said...

Excellent observation Bea. Those that wear animals are all Lady Ga Ga....

So I'm Thinking Of Going Vegan said...

One possible good outcome though is that she made wearing meat look so ridiculous, that I bet it made many people rethink leather as well. And it certainly provoked a lot of discussion, which never hurts the vegan movement!

Bea Elliott said...

Thanks John... 3+ years of being vegan has made me quite the astute and critical thinker (as it does for all)! ;)

And yes, So I'm Thinking of Going Vegan - It sure did stir quite a conversation... I can't imagine some people not connecting the "ick" factor to the leather too! (we hope)