The animal rights organization PETA was not moved by Beyoncé‘s Super Bowl showing. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) threw a flag on the play for the singer’s wardrobe choice, which included leather, python, and iguana skins.
“We would take a bet that if Beyoncé watched our video exposés here and here, she’d probably not want to be seen again in anything made of snakes, lizards, rabbits, or other animals who died painfully,” PETA’s statement said. “Today’s fashions are trending toward humane vegan options, and Beyoncé’s Super Bowl outfit missed the mark on that score.”
The first video was of Joaquin Phoenix, who lends his voice to a behind-the-scenes clip that shows how the exotic-skins industry brings products to the market.
The other “here” links to a page titled “Project Runway’s Tim Gunn Exposes Fashion Cruelty in New Video.”
To be sure, the Rubin Singer-designed outfit Beyoncé sported was short on fabric, leather or exotic skins. Most viewers took notice of how much of her own skin she revealed. However, python and iguana strips accented her leather bodysuit.
This is not the first time PETA went after Beyoncé for her fashion choices. The organization has dogged her for wearing fur at the Presidential inauguration. In 2004, PETA took out an ad in Billboard magazine that was an open letter to Bey, urging her to reconsider her fur choices.
“Your many fans at PETA are saddened that you’ve ignored repeated appeals calling your attention to the way minks, foxes, and chinchillas are gassed, strangled, and electrocuted on fur farms for your wardrobe,” the letter read.
Beyoncé has not responded to the recent criticism. Check out more from Bey’s Super Bowl performance, here.
-E. Parker, Radio.com