Beyonce Knowles’ fashion choice has once again, angered PETA. This week, she announced that she and Perfectly Mae Kicks (PMK) were designing custom Isabel Marant wedge sneakers. So what’s PETA’s issue with her sneaker line? Titled, the “King Bey“, the wedge sneakers are made from all sorts of animals–crocodile and anaconda skins, stingray, ostrich and calf hair. In response, PETA has fired off an angry response:
“These custom-made kicks come with a high price and it’s paid by the various animals who were beaten and skinned alive or cruelly farmed and killed. Although most people aren’t as familiar with the types of animals (snakes, stingrays, crocodiles, and ostriches) killed for this single pair of sneakers as they are with the cats and dogs we share our homes with, these animals are highly sensitive living beings who try hard to avoid capture and suffer enormously when trapped, netted, speared and skinned alive. We hope that Beyonce will choose to wear more clothes from her own clothing line, which features faux fur, and that one day, she’ll go completely cruelty-free. She can always choose the cruelty-free and green fashion favored by compassionate, chic celebrities such as Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway and designers such as award-winning fashion queen Stella McCartney.”
This isn’t PETA’s first time being pissed off at Bey’s attire. During the Superbowl, they expressed their disdain for her rocking python (on her wrists), while wearing a bodysuit made from iguana and cow skin.
Is it time for Beyonce to be a bit more sensitive to wearing animal(s) or is it her personal choice?