Lady Gaga records 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal plea - see video
Lady Gaga reiterates in a video message her request to fans to call their senators and ask them to repeal the United States military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, which bans openly gay service members, in a scheduled Senate vote on Monday.
"I am here to be a voice for my generation," the 24-year-old pop singer says in the black and white video, appearing in front of an U.S. flag and donning a jacket and tie. "We are not asking you to agree with or approve the moral implications of homosexuality. We're asking you to do your job to protect the Constitution."Lady Gaga says she has tried to call her local senators but their voicemail inboxes have always been full. She says she will continue to contact them, saying: "We need to do this for our gay and lesbian soldiers."
The singer recently caused controversy by wearing an outfit made out of raw meat at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. She said that she was making a political statement to raise awareness for the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" issue, which restricts the military from trying to reveal closeted homosexual members and prohibits those who are openly gay.
The animal rights group PETA condemned the singer's dress, as well as a meat bikini she wore on the cover of Vogue Hommes Japan. Lady Gaga said on The Ellen Degeneres Show she did not mean to cause disrespect to vegans or vegetarians by wearing a meat outfit.
Check out Lady Gaga's video message to her fans and the United States Senate:
Check out photos of Lady Gaga's meat dress at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards, as well as pictures of other stars such as Justin Bieber and Ashley Greene: