Beyonce's performance during last weekend's Super Bowl has been widely praised, but not particularly by animal rights activists.
PETA Tuesday issued a statement decrying the singer's outfit, after it was revealed to have been made from cowhide, python, and iguana skin.
We would take a bet that if Beyoncé watched our video exposés, she’d probably not want to be seen again in anything made of snakes, lizards, rabbits or other animals who died painfully,” said PETA in a statement. “Today’s fashions are trending toward humane vegan options, and Beyoncé’s Super Bowl outfit missed the mark on that score.”
The 31-year-old's halftime gig was actually the second time this year she's "missed the mark" with animal rights groups - with the first during President Obama's inauguration when she chose to perform in a Christian Dior mink coat.
“What does it mean when one of the most popular musicians in the world endorses the fur trade in such a dramatic way?," wrote one org in a letter to the singer
Should Beyonce even care to change her ways, PETA has offered up some advice on how she might quickly repair the damage.
"Everyone -- including Beyonce -- can make the decision today to stop wearing fur, leather, and exotic skins and instead 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," PETA Media Officer Wendy Wegner said in an email exchange with HuffPost Green
And as for those skins Beyonce might still have in her closet?
"People who learn how animals are beaten, electrocuted, and even skinned alive often donate their bags, coats, and even shoes to PETA, and we give them to the homeless, display them in demonstrations, and use them as bedding for orphaned wildlife," adds Wegner.