It was only a matter of time before we heard from the folks at PETA (People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals) regarding Beyonce’s new “Kicks“. The sneaker wedge design, from Perfectly Made Kicks (PMK), is nicknamed the “King Bey” and features skins including stingray, ostrich, crocodile, and anaconda.
“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.” ~ PETA
While I appreciate PETA’s stance on cruelty-free clothing and shoes, I take more of an issue with Beyonce and her “designers” – these shoes are just plain hideous. However, if YOU are interested in purchasing these monstrosities, simply contact the PMK folks by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Yikes.
It is just me?