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Beyonce’s King Bey Sneaker Fires Up PETA

Beyonce PMK Customs
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Beyonce has ignited the ire of PETA again. The animal-rights organization is heated over a pair of Queen Bey’s commissioned designer kicks by custom-design company PMK (aka Perfectly Made Kicks).

PMK created the King Bey Isabel Marant Sneaker Wedge for Beyonce. The shoes are made with exotic skins from crocodile, anaconda and stingray, as well as calf and ostrich hair. Photos of the luxury kicks are posted on the company’s official website.

Obviously, PETA is not happy with the custom-made sneakers. They provided a statement about the unfavorable fashion choice below:

“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. 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.

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.”

We understand that Beyonce likes to stay fashionable, but to have the entire animal kingdom on your sneaker is a bit overboard.

Earlier in the month, PETA criticized Beyonce for wearing exotic skins during her halftime performance at the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans. The Destiny’s Child frontwoman nor the owners of PMK have yet to respond to PETA’s letter.

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