Lady Gaga had grabbed eyeballs, made heads turn and upset animal lovers when she wore a meat dress at MTV 2010 Video Music awards.
Looks like her next edible outfit is going to be a dress made out of lettuce leaves. Lady Gaga, who is currently in India to attend the unveiling of the country's first Formula 1 Grand Prix, has been asked by PETA to pose in a dress made out of lettuce leaves while she is in India. Gaga will also be performing on Sunday after the event.
Gaga had worn the meat dress as a protest against the U.S. army's Don't ask don't tell policy, which banned gay people from serving in the army. The ban was later lifted. Animal rights group PETA was particularly upset when Gaga wore the Meat Dress in 2010, and in response to that, they had made a dress out of lettuce leaves. Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan had posed for the campaign wearing the dress along with a necklace made of red hot chillies, possibly to put Lady Gaga's meat dress to shame and in an effort to show how sexy vegetarianism can be.
If she agrees, we'll make her a dress entirely of lettuce and held together by pins and threads, Sachin Bangera of PETA India told the Associated Press. It will be a full length gown, and we'll make sure it looks sexy. Someone will be on hand to spray the lettuce with water so that it doesn't wilt.
Gaga arrived in India on Friday and has so far not commented on PETA's request.
Upon her arrival, Gaga was seen wearing a beehive wig with green and saffron highlights - a nod to the colors of the country's flag, and a one-shoulder, colorful dress designed by Indian-born Naeem Khan (see photos).
Namaste, everyone, she said at a press conference, greeting everyone in Hindi.
I feel so blessed. I never would have imagined years ago that I would be able to come to India and perform and meet my new amazing fans that are here. The sights here in India are beautiful but the most beautiful sight is the people. I'm looking forward to coming back.
I have built a special stage for this show that I'm doing on Sunday, she added. It is unique for India. It has never been done anywhere else in the world. I will be incorporating also collaborations that I did with Indian DJs to the performance. I'm excited for you all to see it.
Gaga's outfit for the concert has not been revealed to the media yet, and Gaga does not want to spoil the surprise by telling people in advance, she said.
When Gaga wore the meat dress in 2010, she had created a controversy, and she said at the The Ellen Degeneres Show that she did not mean to cause disrespect to vegetarians by doing so.
Well, she can certainly go ahead with a lettuce dress, and she probably should, as an atonement for her previous meat dress. In India, cows are considered sacred by Hindus and cattle slaughter is banned in many states.