It's not surprising to see Beyoncé's name in headlines. Whether it's lip-synching the National Anthem or putting on a crotch-revealing half-time show during the Super Bowl, the wife of Jay-Z, mother of Blue Ivy and one-third of the former girl group Destiny's Child is no stranger to making news. Now she is offending animal conservation activists with her latest pair of designer shows.
According to ecouterre, the singing superstar recently ordered a pair of custom-made trainers from Perfectly Made Kicks that included exotic animal skins from the likes of anacondas, stingrays, ostriches and crocodiles. The high-priced sneakers are white on white with gold stitching. Of course, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is outraged.
“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,” a spokesperson said on Wednesday.
Last year, Perfectly Made Kicks made an equally outrageous pair of shoes for Beyoncé's husband, Jay-Z. His shows required the skins of elephants, ostriches, boa constrictors, crocodiles, pythons, calves, lizards, alligators and stingrays.
What do you think of Beyoncé's and Jay-Z's footwear choices?