#peta

Yesterday, Buzzfeed asked the question: How Long Can Beyoncé Get Away With Wearing Fur And Snakeskin?

And today, I have the answer: for as long as she damn well pleases.

PETA is all up in Beyonce’s business over her penchant for fur and animal skins–most recently, regarding these custom PMK shoes made from a variety of expensive animal hides:

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I need to reiterate that while I do not support wedge sneakers, that’s not the issue at hand. I should also note that Old Man Morrissey is himself in a kerfuffle and recently bashed Queen Bey during a concert. Naturally, I have to defend my girl, but let me just say that you could replace Beyonce with pretty much anyone else and I’d still be giving PETA the same much-needed advice.

 

Why PETA needs to calm down about Beyonce’s Shoes

 

I dunno, maybe let’s address some animals people care about

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PMK pulled off some next level Frankensteinian shit to put these together. They also went for a the most random-ass assortment of animals I’ve heard of. Look, Beyonce’s not skinning baby chimps for a pair of hot pants. PETA, do you really expect the public to get worked up over the use of stingray and anaconda skin? ANACONDAS? Really? Whether or not we should be upset, I’m not sure that this is the card you should be playing to garner support.

 

Perspective is a good thing

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You guys perhaps need to pick your battles a bit more wisely. There’s not now going to be some massive demand for ostrich shoes and iguana leotards just because Beyonce wore them. No normal person can even afford this stuff. Don’t you have more pressing issues to focus on? Like why this happened?

 

Stop knocking a bad bitch’s steeze

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As far as I’m concerned, PETA, this is your number one goal as an organization. The only time we ever hear about them is when they’re slamming celebrities over what they wore. I know that going after famous people generates more publicity than actually doing something, but it’s getting old. As I said before, are high-end fur and animal skin products really the most important issues you have to tackle? If so, I strongly suggest you look into using your resources in a manner that actually enacts some change. Go adopt a pound full of puppies or maybe, I dunno, trying help humans for a change. Leave all the bad bitches and Kim Kardashian alone. Damn, can they live?

-K

#wedgesneakers

What the hell is going on with these?

Like most trends, it all started with Beyonce, who wore a pair in the “Love on Top” music video.

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I’ll admit, when I first saw the video, I kind of liked her kicks. But that’s also largely because I thought they were regular sneakers. Then, when I began seeing them on anyone who wasn’t Beyonce, I realized, “whoa, I really don’t like those shoes”. Also, these Isabel Marant wedge sneakers retail for $760….unnecessary.

So, that happened. Soon after, the common folk knockoffs started popping up all over the place.

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I’ll just say it, these wedge sneakers (weakers? wedgekers? sneadges?) are weird-looking and often plain U-G-L-Y-you-ain’t-got-no-alibi-ugly. Plus, fundamentally, they don’t make any sense. IS A HEELED SNEAKER NOT AN OXYMORON PEOPLE?

Ladies, if you’re going to wear sneakers, just wear a pair of damn sneakers. Sneakers are AWESOME and comfortable and you look good in them.

Take a look at my girl Rita Ora:

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And Princess RiRi:

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I was on board when brands like Pastry started feminizing kicks, (which basically just involved changing the colors and altering the sizes) but the girlification of sneakers has gone too far. There is no need for this. Wedge sneakers are kind of like sleeveless sweatshirts or wool shorts–they just doesn’t make any damn sense.

The only good part about the $760 Isabel Marant version is that, at first glance, they can almost pass for a pair of regular sneakers. But when you start getting into stuff like this:

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You’re not fooling anyone! We know what’s going on girlfriend. Plus, no matter how good a woman is at walking in heels, you can still tell she’s walking in heels. Disguising them as sneakers will not make a difference. JUST LEAVE THE SNEAKERS ALONE. LET THEM BE WHAT THEY ARE.

I will ask this question again: Does having a heel on sneakers not defeat the whole point of wearing sneakers?? Think about it ladies, and stop buying these awful, ridiculous shoes.

-K