What to think of this stunt? Perhaps more importantly, what would Morrissey say? Start with his longtime animal activism ("Meat Is Murder" lyrics post jump), add years of commentary about the treatment of animals in Asia (the vitriol of which has brought him complaints of racism). Lady Gaga and Morrissey have met before, and she cites him as a "style inspiration". And where does Terry Richardson come out in this? The photographer for this cover has also shot Morrissey before. What does it all mean?
Update: Flavorwire does a recap of things that Morrissey has hated over the years.