Beyoncé Super Bowl Costume Gets Under PETA’s Skin

Beyonce Super BowlBeyoncé angers animal rights activists for the second time in under a month, with costume made of python, iguana and cow

(Source: Guardian Music News)

Peta has come down strongly against Beyoncé’s recent Super Bowl appearance, complaining that the singer’s scanty costume was made of python, iguana and cow.

“[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.

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