Less than a few weeks after getting slammed by animal activsts over her exotic skin Super Bowl costume, Beyoncé is once again in the crosshairs of PETA over a pair of custom sneakers.
The 31-year-old singer reportedly commissioned designers at custom sneaker company Perfectly Made Kicks to create a Frankenstein-esque pair made from crocodile and anaconda skins, stingray, ostrich, and calf hair.
“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," wrote PETA in a statement. "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.”
Like their previous salvo, PETA is still holding out hope that Beyoncé will embrace a cruelty-free lifestyle.
“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.”