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PETA Attacks Beyonce’s “King Bey” Isabel Marant-Inspired Wedge Sneakers

Submitted by on March 5, 2013 – 11:32 am57 Comments

Beyonce has ruffled PETA‘s feathers…again!

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals slammed King Bey just last month for rocking loads of leather, iguana, and python during her highly-acclaimed Super Bowl XLVII halftime performance. And, now the animal rights group is hoping that Beyonce will kick her animal-skin kicks to the curb.

Beyonce recently teamed up with high-end sneaker designers Perfectly Made Kicks to create a “King Bey” pair inspired by the Isabel Marant Sneaker Wedges she famously wore in her “Love On Top” music video. According to PMK, “A hybrid of land and sea skins were used to create this handcrafted creation. Stingray, Ostrich, calfs fur, Crocodile, and Anaconda give the already impeccable design attitude and the tones of white mixed with gold stitched details produces a feeling of elegance, mimicking the southern belle’s sweet and fierce persona. Perfectly made describes this design best.”

Sadly, PETA thought the kicks were far from perfect and issued a statement dissing Bey’s shoe game:

“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 Beyoncé 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.”

Check out another view of PMK’s Beyonce sneakers below. What do you think about the King Bey kicks?

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