PETA slams Beyonce for Super Bowl costume
02/05/2013 3:01 PM
05/16/2014 9:02 PM
Girl cannot catch a break.
First, it was the inauguration lip-synching controversy. Then, she gets blamed for blowing out the lights at the Super Bowl.
Now, it's Beyonce's costume that's catching flak.
PETA is blasting the black leather-and-lace costume she wore during the Super Bowl halftime show, a custom bodysuit by designer Rubin Singer made, according to the designer, of "strips of engineered python, paneled iguana and trapunto/pick stitched leather."
"We would take a bet that if Beyonce watched our video exposes, she'd probably not want to be seen again in anything made of snakes, lizards, rabbits or other animals who died painfully," PETA says in a statement.
"Today's fashions are trending toward humane vegan options, and Beyonce's Super Bowl outfit missed the mark on that score."
This is the second time in recent weeks that PETA has slapped Beyonce's hand over her sartorial choices. The animal rights group also dissed her for the full-length Christian Dior mink coat she wore at President Obama's inauguration. (It's been reported that she favors fake eyelashes made of mink, too.)
PETA saved its love for Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, who recently joined the group's new "Ink, Not Mink" public awareness campaign.
Maybe he'll pose in nothing but his Super Bowl ring?
| Lisa Gutierrez
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