Beyonce’s leather has animal-rights group in a lather

2013-02-06 09:01

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Los Angeles – Beyonce Knowles can’t seem to leave the house without catching flak from somebody these days.

First, the Halo singer was criticised last month for her less-than-live performance of the National Anthem at Barack Obama’s inauguration.

Now Knowles has attracted the ire of animal-rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) for wearing leather during her halftime performance at Sunday’s Super Bowl.

According to the New York Times, Knowles’ outfit, which was conceived by New York designer Rubin Singer – consisted of a cropped leather motorcycle jacket, matched with a leather bodysuit made with strips of python and iguana.

Knowles’ use of all that animal hide, surprisingly, did not sit well with PETA, who accused the singer of being out of touch with shifting fashion trends.

“We would take a bet that if Beyoncé watched our video exposés ... she’d probably not want to be seen again in anything made of snakes, lizards, rabbits, or other animals who died painfully,” PETA said in a statement.

“Today’s fashions are trending toward humane vegan options, and Beyoncé’s Super Bowl outfit missed the mark on that score.”

Of course, Knowles could have ditched the offending outfit altogether – at which point she’d have the Parents Television Council hounding her instead of PETA.

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