London, (ANI): Lady Gaga"s choice to wear meat dress at MTV Video Music Awards is now being linked to the Beatles, for the band once promoted their album using animal flesh on cover.
In 1966, the Beatles released the album 'Yesterday and Today" and used a controversial cover dressed as butchers and draped in joints of meat and decapitated baby dolls.
In 1983 Punk group, the 'Undertones" released their singles titled 'All Wrapped Up" with a female model covered in meat whereas rock group B.A.L.L in 1988 also promoted their music albums using the Bird flesh.
However, the use of meat to promote music has remained controversial. “Lady Gaga"s job is to do outlandish things, and this certainly qualifies as outlandish because meat is something you want to avoid putting on or in your body. No matter how beautifully it is presented, flesh from a tortured animal is flesh from a tortured animal," the Telegraph quoted Ingrid Newkirk, the president of animal rights campaign group PETA.
“It just seems totally unnecessary. Enough animals die for food and they should not be killed for stunts like this," a spokeswoman for the Vegetarian Society added.