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Here's What PETA Had to Say About Rihanna's Ostrich Feather Top

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A lot of people had stuff to say about the outfit Rihanna wore to the launch of her Reb'l Fleur fragrance at London's House of Fraser—mainly, that it was bad. She wore a teal ostrich feather top by Antonio Berardi and pants in the same exact color, and it didn't go over so well with the vast majority of the Internet. Well, PETA has something to say about it, too.

PETA spokesperson Sandra Smiley told the Daily Star, "Rihanna is flaunting stolen property, in this case feathers possibly plucked right off their rightful owners' backs."

And then things got personal:

"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. Feathers are often ripped off chickens, geese, ostriches and emus in live plucking. This can result in gaping wounds that are sewn up with a needle and thread without anaesthetic."

She added: "We keep hoping that Rihanna, a victim of violence herself, will learn to open her heart and start empathising with the suffering of others.

"That includes the animals who are beaten, gassed, electrocuted and poisoned to be turned into fashion accessories."

· Rihanna Rapped For Top Made of Ostrich Feathers [Daily Star]