Kim Kardashian has once again been slammed for owning an expensive accessory that some people find offensive, and this time it's not PETA that's coming after the Kardashian for wearing a dead animal. Instead her latest killer accessory could potentially kill critters and people -- it's a diamond-studded gun.
After the Sandy Hook school shooting, Kim took to Twitter to ask her fans to sign a pledge in support of reducing gun violence. So it's not surprising that she experienced a big backlash when she posted a photo of a jewel-encrusted gun on Instagram last weekend. She quickly deleted it, but she wasn't quick enough to escape criticism of the fancy firearm. One of her Twitter followers wrote, "You have too much influence to be this blind and ignorant. Innocent children & people still die even if the gun is pretty."
Kim isn't the only celeb who finds firearms fashionable. Here's a look at a few other stars that have glamorized guns:
Who knew Kim Kardashian and Beyonce had so much in common? Both of them have been slammed by PETA, and they've both sent mixed messages when it comes to guns. Queen Bey recently starred alongside a slew of stars in a gun control PSA, but she also brandished a fake firearm in her "Video Phone" music video. Perhaps co-star Lady Gaga talked her into wielding the weapon since Mama Monster is so gaga for guns.
Gaga definitely does seem to have a fetish for firearms. After the Sandy Hook tragedy, the eccentric singer was criticized for wearing a bra adorned with two assault rifles during one of her concerts. She's actually been wearing the gun garb for years, but perhaps she should still consider switching to less-menacing chest props like Katy Perry's cans of whipped cream.
Gaga is often accused of copying Madge, so it's not surprising that the Material Girl has also made fashion statements with firearms. She's packed heat on her feet by wearing a pair of Chanel pistol heels, and she also likes to rock out with rifles out during her concerts. After being criticized for glamorizing guns and violence, Madonna released a message that read in part, "It's true there is a lot of violence in the beginning of the show and sometimes the use of fake guns - but they are used as metaphors. I do not condone violence or the use of guns. Rather they are symbols of wanting to appear strong and wanting to find a way to stop feelings that I find hurtful or damaging."
When it comes to glamorizing guns, no one is as unapologetic as Ri-Ri. The girl sticks to her guns and refuses to quit showing her love for the weapons, whether she's spraying bullets in the movie "Battleship;" shooting a man in her "Man Down" music video; or getting another gun tattoo. Just like Kim K., she's visited a firing range and been criticized for posting photos of firearms on Instagram. Perhaps Rihanna and the reality show star need to work on creating their own celebrity gun club.
Last year Linds creeped everyone out by posing with a gun in her mouth for a Terry Richardson photo shoot. "Liz & Dick" was bad, but it wasn't that bad.
So what do you think? Are these celebs glamorizing guns? Is it something people should be up in arms about, or is it harmless fun?More From This Contributor: Kim Kardashian's Baby to Don Chains, Leather and Other Kimye Fetus Updates
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