— Elyse Ribbons 柳素英 (@iheartbeijing) August 21, 2016
This deserves a round of applause! Remember Lady Gaga’s infamous meat dress from the MTV Video Music Awards 2010? The singer, who was nominated for 13 trophies that night, wrapped herself in a dress, hat, boots and purse made of raw flank steak, all designed by Franc Fernandez. Now fans — or hungry diners — can order their own meat gown to eat at a restaurant in China.
Elyse Ribbons, the Beijing-based CEO of the GeiLi Giving social platform, tweeted a photo of her fashionable entree on August 21. The restaurant uses a Barbie doll in place of Gaga’s torso, and shrouds it in pieces of what appears to be steak.
“Chinese hot pot restaurant, taking the Lady Gaga #meatdress to whole new extremes #火锅#becauseChina,” she captioned the post.
Though the public can joke about Gaga’s edible gown now, it was met with a great deal of criticism six years ago.
“Wearing a dress made out of cuts of dead cows is offensive enough to bring comment, but someone should whisper in her ear that there are more people who are upset by butchery than who are impressed by it — and that means a lot of young people will not be buying her records if she keeps this stuff up,” PETA wrote in a September 2010 statement. They also doubted that her dress was made of the real stuff. “After time spent under the TV lights, it would smell like the rotting flesh that it is and likely be crawling in maggots,” a rep for the organization added to TMZ.
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