At the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) on September 12, singer Lady Gaga wore a controversial dress made from real meat. This outfit choice follows the recent cover shot of Japanese Vogue which features Gaga wearing a bikini made from meat. After the VMAs, vegan talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres questioned Gaga’s choice of dress. “It is certainly no disrespect to anyone that is vegan or vegetarian.” Lady Gaga replied. Ellen then presented her with an alternative outfit made from vegetables, and commented that though she found it difficult to sit next to the meat-clad star, she felt the experience was similar to that of sitting next to someone wearing leather.