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Gaga's meat dress: Brilliant, disgusting, or both?

Lady Gaga, wearing a meat dress, poses backstage at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, California, September 12, 2010.

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Sure, Lady Gaga didn't invent the meat dress (Canadian artist Jana Sterbak did), but the singer certainly turned heads at the MTV Video Music Awards, wrapped in 50 pounds of beef, complete with a meat hat, heels and purse.

She says her statement was a political one, meant to prove she's 'not a piece of meat', Some have defended the singer, arguing the bold wardrobe choice falls in line with everything Gaga does. Animal activists, though, are outright disgusted by the move. (Even butchers have weighed in.)

What do you think? Where fashion statements are concerned, where's the line between offensive and effective? Has Gaga gone too far?

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Join the discussion today at 1pm, with Globe Life writer Zosia Bielski (who wonders how LG will ever trump this) and style editor Maggie Wrobel (usually a Gaga devotee who says there are smarter ways to make a statement.)



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