PETA Slams Beyoncé for Sexy Leather Outfit in Super Bowl Show

Wednesday, 06 Feb 2013 08:19 AM

By Megan Anderle

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Never afraid to criticize celebrities for their apparel, PETA had a lot to say about Beyoncé's ensemble during her Super Bowl halftime show.

The outspoken animal advocates said the pop diva showed too much skin and claimed she has no idea how animals are treated.

"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," People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said in a statement.

Rubin Singer, who designed the costume that took 200 hours to make, said her costume incorporated iguana and python skin, nylon and manmade materials, according to E! Online.

"Today's fashions are trending toward humane vegan options, and Beyoncé's Super Bowl outfit missed the mark on that score," PETA added.

Beyoncé's rep didn't respond response to PETA's criticism.

PETA was also furious with the singer after she wore a three-quarter-length Christian Dior mink coat to sing the national anthem at President Barack Obama's second-term inauguration, the Daily News reported.

The animal rights group was pleased with this year's decision to leave apes out of Super Bowl commercials, unlike last year's CareerBuilder.com commercial that depicted chimps in suits and ties.

"If this Super Bowl is any indication, cutting-edge companies seem to be recognizing that compassionate customers are turned off by animal abuse and will tune out cruel ads — because the only squirrel dance that we want to see during the Super Bowl features a burly linebacker," PETA wrote on its blog.

The Super Bowl was full of surprises — a power outage that lasted 33 minutes at the beginning of the third quarter, and the Baltimore Ravens' win over the San Francisco 49ers, who made a serious 17-point comeback but were unable to touch the Ravens' defense. The Ravens won 34-31.

PETA is known for its opinionated statements about celebrities and its shock-driven campaigns. They weigh in on celebrities' dress at awards shows as well as speak out against Hollywood for their treatment of animals during films.

Members of PETA have posed naked in cages in public places in their fight against animal abuse.

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