In 2010, Lady Gaga made quite a statement when she wore a meat dress to the MTV Video Music Awards. She explained that the shocking ensemble was actually her way of protesting against the U.S. military's discriminatory "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a policy that prohibited gay military servicemen to disclose their sexual orientation. Lady Gaga brought gay military members to the award show and wore the meat suit to bring attention to them and encourage people to fight for their rights. Unfortunately, not a lot of people know that. Still, nobody can dispute the fact that the meaty outfit is unforgettable.
In fact, a restaurant in China is paying tribute to Lady Gaga's meat dress by serving a miniature replica of it worn by a doll.
"The unique menu item consists of a miniature replica of Gaga sheathed in a raw steak dress," explains Cady Lang in Time. "As the slices of meat are removed to be cooked in the sizzling oil of the hot pot, the doll loses more and more of her 'clothes.'"
A photo of the dish was shared on Twitter by Beijing-based American playwright Elyse Ribbons.
— Elyse Ribbons ??? (@iheartbeijing) August 21, 2016
While some people are amused by the dish, Eater's Whitney Filloon pointed out: "Some diners have complained that the gimmick is sexist and/or unhygienic."