Lady Gaga was criticised for dressing up her pet in jewellery and frilly outfits and posting photos in her Instagram.
Lady Gaga was criticised for dressing up her pet in jewellery and frilly outfits and posting photos in her Instagram.Reuters

Grammy winning singer Lady Gaga is on the receiving end of a backlash from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) for dressing up her pet, a French bulldog, Asia.

The 28-year-old Born This Way singer shared a series of photos of Asia covered in heavy jewellery and frilly outfit on Instagram.

In one image, Asia is seen with earrings clipped on her ears and seeing that, prompting some users to express their concern.

Jamie Raesly wrote: "Wouldn't you think that clip on earrings would hurt a poor dog's thin ears?!?!"

Meanwhile, another user, Andie, commented: "When a dog's eyes are red like that, it means it's stressed out"

The animal rights organisation blasted Gaga for her act. "Lady Gaga may choose to decorate herself with elaborate and even uncomfortable outfits, but Asia doesn't get to make that choice," Peta senior vice president of Cruelty Investigations Department, Daphna Nachminovitch, told Us Weekly.

"Although it seems pretty clear that Lady Gaga loves Asia, we think Asia — and all dogs — are adorable without all the added flair, and that the best accessory for any dog is a comfortable, secure, well-fitting harness, which is perfect for long walks together," she added.

This is not the first time the animal rights activists have locked horns with Lady Gaga.

In 2010, PETA slammed Gaga for wearing that infamous meat dress to the MTV Video Music Awards. Again, in 2012, the animal rights advocacy group blasted the singer for wearing fur.