Katy Perry’s Shoes Resembling Blackface Are Reportedly Being Pulled From Shelves

12 Février, 2019, 04:28 | Auteur: Christine Menetries

Katy's recent shoe offering that was available at Walmart and Dillard's has since been pulled off the shelves since one particular design resembles Blackface.

In a search for the shoes - called "Rue Face Slip On Loafers" and "Ora Face Block Heel Sandal" - on the department store's website Monday afternoon, an image of them popped up for a split second before a message appeared informing the customer that the "product is not now available for purchase".

Both shoes have also disappeared from the Katy Perry Collections website, which offers a number of other shoe options including sneakers, boots and flats.

Although the shoes come in two colors, black and beige, only their black counterparts have drawn criticism due to their resemblance to classic blackface makeup.

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Katy Perry's Ora Face block-heel sandal.

"In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes", the insider shared.

Celebrated fashion designer Dapper Dan took to Twitter yesterday to express his concerns regarding certain designs from Gucci.

Global Brands Group, Katy Perry's joint venture partner for her footwear line, did not immediately respond to FN's request for comment.

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