Katy Perry's Shoe Line To Be Pulled From Shelves Amid Blackface Backlash

Perry's eponymous fashion brand is pulling some of its shoes from sale TMZ is reporting

Perry's eponymous fashion brand is pulling some of its shoes from sale TMZ is reporting

Katy Perry attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Singer Katy Perry's shoe brand, Katy Perry Collections, has come under fire for designs that resemble "blackface".

Both the "Rue Face Slip On Loafers" and "Ora Face Block Heel Sandal" are designed with large, blue eyes and red lips against a beige or black background.

According to TMZ, the Katy Perry brand is now pulling the shoes from retailers, and Walmart and Dillard have removed the offending products from their website.

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The shoes, which depict a blue-eyed face on top of black material, apparently imitate blackface.

Katy Perry's shoe label has pulled two designs after facing a backlash. The problem is the black one is troublesome considering the long, racist history of blackface makeup. But it's not just our politicians letting us down.

While the styles are part of a larger collection and were never meant to be offensive, they are now being pulled "in order to be respectful and sensitive", a source told TMZ. However, TMZ reported once Katy became aware of the uproar, she made the decision to remove the shoes.

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