“[The] game was great,” animal rights activists announced, according to the New York Daily News. But officials at Peta were much less happy with Beyoncé’s half-time appearance – not because of the pyrotechnic electric guitar, the subsequent power outage, or even her decision to skip the song, If I Were a Boy. They’re angry about her bodysuit.
“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.”
The singer’s skintight spectacular was designed by Rubin Singer, who took inspiration from his forthcoming Fall 2013 collection, Valkyrie’s Dominion. The multi-piece jacket, leotard and skirt required 200 hours to assemble, E! reported, and incorporated python and iguana skins, trapunto-pick stitched leather, nylon, metal, plastic, silk and Chantilly lace. The only thing missing would seem to be the feathers of Baltimore ravens. “It’s the biggest moment of my career,” Singer told the New York Times.
This is Beyoncé’s second animal rights scandal in under a month. Following the singer’s appearance at Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration, activists criticised the singer’s decision to wear a mink coat. “What does it mean when one of the most popular musicians in the world endorses the fur trade in such a dramatic way?” Peta wrote. The group has pointed out that first lady Michelle Obama does not wear fur.
Source: The guardian
PETA Skewers Beyonce For Super Bowl Outfit Choice
The animal right group released the following statement:
We would take a bet that if Beyoncé watched our video exposés here and here, she’d probably not want to be seen again in anything made of snakes, lizards, rabbits, or other animals who died painfully. Today’s fashions are trending toward humane vegan options, and Beyoncé’s Super Bowl outfit missed the mark on that score.
The animals in question, actually, are cows, pythons and iguanas: Bey’s extravagant black bodysuit was constructed of “strips of engineered python, paneled iguana and trapunto/pick stitched leather,” according to designer Rubin Singer.
Considering it was custom-made, we doubt Beyonce had an opposition to the exotic skins being used. This is, after all, the woman who donned a full-length fur coat at the 2013 Inauguration and wears fake eyelashes made out of mink fur.
Perhaps she will take PETA’s words to heart and change her fur lovin’ ways — but we’re not holding our breath.
Check out the outfit in question. Do you think Bey should’ve gone faux?
Source: HUFF POST
Editorial: SELVA-Vida Sin Fronteras
Gustavo López Ospina
Pieter Jan Brouwer
Assistant: Emilia Romero
The Amazon Pink Dolphin’s Voice is associated with the International Environmental Mission, a grass roots citizens movement created by Chilean Senator Juan Pablo Letelier.
SELVA Vida Sin Fronteras acknowledges Kevin Schafer’s important contribution towards protecting the highly endangered Amazon pink fresh water dolphin. Title photographs of our “The Amazon Pink Dolphin’s Voice” were taken by Mr. Schafer.