Scandals are mundane to Lady Gaga. After trotting onto the VMA stage in a carcass familiar to corn-fed carnivorous Americans with an edible clutch ready to be thrown on the grill, the meat dress stunt was only the tip of the iceberg of Lady Gaga's politically charged endeavors.
From observing the careers of Bono, Madonna, and Angelina Jolie among many, social and political consciousness is a character that has been quietly added to the rubric of judgement when it comes to celebrities.
Megastars who become larger than life actively evolve into ambassadors of a generation by encouraging progressive discourse regarding issues that are immediately reflective of the current cultural standpoint.
In addition to posing the question, 'what is the purpose of meat?' at the VMA's adorned in the provocative fleshy wardrobe, Gaga was escorted by gay soldiers to advocate the repeal of 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' making the appearance a double political whammy.