Well, so much for arms control
- Last Updated: 5:51 AM, January 14, 2013
- Posted: 2:39 AM, January 14, 2013
Does she have a license to pack all that heat?
Lady Gaga brazenly gave a whole new meaning to the term “gun rack” this weekend when the provocative pop star wore an “assault rifle” bra during a show in Canada — despite the sensitive debate over such weapons gripping the US in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting.
Gaga looked like a musical gun moll as she strolled on stage in Vancouver wearing the outrageous outfit, which is likely to draw even more fashion criticism than the infamous “meat dress” she wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
Gaga wore the gun bra Friday — just a day after Vice President Joe Biden met with Congress and the NRA over curbing gun violence after the elementary-school massacre in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 kids dead.
It also comes about a year after Gaga gave a New Year’s Eve smooch to major gun opponent Mayor Bloomberg, who said of the moment: “You have no idea how cool my daughter thinks I am right now.”
Not everyone yesterday still thought the “gun”-toting Gaga was cool for her latest outfit.
“I suppose when you haven’t enough talent to keep people’s attention, you get a gun bra,” said one wag named ReggieP on Twitter.
Despite the apparent firepower of Gaga’s bosom, the guns were just plastic models and were far less likely to cause harm than the singer’s fashion sense in general.
No stranger to controversy, Gaga’s dress made of meat upset PETA and arch-rival Sharon Osbourne, who was angered by the backlash from Lady Gaga fans.
“I am calling you a bully because you have 32 million followers hanging on your every word and you are criticizing Kelly [Osbourne],” Sharon wrote, asking: “Are you so desperate that you needed to make this public?”
Sharon later said: ‘I thought that Gaga was a main campaigner against bullying.”