Press Trust of India
September 01, 2011 15:47 IST
R&B star Rihanna has come under fire from PETA for wearing ostrich feathers during a recent public appearance.
The 23-year-old singer posed in an aqua-coloured feathery top as she launched her new fragrance in London last month, and officials at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) are fuming about her outfit choice, reported Daily Star online.
"Rihanna is flaunting stolen property, in this case feathers possibly plucked right off their rightful owners' backs. She has shown little regard for foxes, cows and reptiles, now she's adding birds to the list of species exploited for her dubious looks.
"We keep hoping that Rihanna, a victim of violence herself, will learn to open her heart and start empathizing with the suffering of others," said Sandra Smiley, Peta spokeswoman.
"That includes the animals who are beaten, gassed, electrocuted and poisoned to be turned into fashion accessories," she added.