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Gaga's raw meat outfit sparks outrage

entertainment Updated: Sep 14, 2010 12:54 IST

Lady Gaga has once again raised eyebrows by wearing an outfit made of raw meat to the MTV Video Music Awards.

The 24-year-old Bad Romance singer wore a dress, boots, hat and purse made of animal flesh as she collected one of eight gongs on stage in Los Angeles.

The beef-clad pop queen linked her latest bizarre ensemble to a battle for civil rights - insisting: "I am not a piece of meat," reports the Sun.

GagaShe claimed it was tied in with a protest against the US military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, which stops gays admitting their sexuality.

Insisting she did not mean to upset vegetarians, she said: "If we don't stand up for what we believe in and fight for our rights pretty soon, we're going to have as much rights as the meat on our bones. And I am not a piece of meat."