PETA has slammed Beyonce over her decision to order a pair of shoes made out of exotic animal skins.
The acclaimed singer’s reportedly order the sneakers from Perfectly Made Kicks. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the shoes were made from anaconda skins, stingray, ostrich, and calf hair.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued a statement about Beyonce’s latest fashion choice as soon as word about the animal skin sneakers started making the rounds. In its condemnation of the singer, PETA explained the true price of Beyonce’s high-end shoes.
The statement said:
“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.”
The New York Daily News explains that both Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z are fans of the Perfectly Made Kicks footwear. Given that the singer seems to have a love of fur, it’s not altogether surprising that she would commission the “King Bey” sneakers from PMK.
This isn’t the first time PETA has gone after Beyonce for her fashion choices. The organization recently criticized the singer after she wore an outfit made from python, iguana, and cow during her recent Super Bowl performance.
Despite slamming Beyonce for ordering the sneakers, PETA is still hoping she will change her ways before long.
The statement read:
“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.”
What do you think about Beyonce buying a pair of expensive shoes made from animal skins?