As Posted On MacsMagazine.com
Beyoncé’s latest business venture, her new exclusive wedged trainers ‘The King Bey’ designed by fashion line Perfectly Made Kicks (PMK), caused controversy when PETA activists branded her ‘Cruel’ for using real animal skins like stingray, ostrich, crocodile, calf, and anaconda. A spokesperson for PETA expressed his hopes that Beyoncé would one day “go completely cruelty-free”. Andrew Tyler, director of Animal Aid, was also unimpressed by Bey’s new trainers calling them a “brazen publicity stunt”. The trainers are decorated with gold accents and due to the embellishment will probably sell for considerably more than £250.
Other fans of PMK’s handiwork include Beyoncé’s husband rapper Jay Z who has also collaborated with them on a trainer line entitled ‘The Brooklyn Zoo’ last year. His creation used elephant-print, ostrich, python, boa, crocodile, lizard, alligator, suede, and sting ray to transform ordinary basketball trainers into “the world’s most daring and dapper sneaker concepts known to man.”
This is not the first time the singer has outraged animal rights groups recently, in her amazing Superbowl performance she was also criticised for her choice of materials as her outfit was created by Rubin Singer with black leather, python and iguana skin. A PETA rep recommended that she watched some of their video exposes on the painful deaths of these animals for their skin and followed the celebrity trend of using humane vegan options instead.
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