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Katy Perry Shoes Pulled Over Blackface Comparison

12 February 2019

Katy Perry's new shoe line will be taken off the shelves, according to Fox News.

Less than a week after Dapper Dan, Spike Lee and Soulja Boy criticized Gucci for its apparel that looked like blackface, shoes from Katy Perry's line are receiving backlash for the same reason.

Katy Perry performs during Byron Allen's Oscar Gala Viewing Party to Support The Children's Hospital Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

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The "Rue Face Slip On Loafers" and the "Ora Face Block Heel Sandal" were both available in a beige and black design, and you can guess which one sparked the controversy.

The shoes, which depict a blue-eyed face on top of black material, apparently imitate blackface. However, the black style has critics pointing out the resemblance to classic blackface makeup.

Katy Perry Collections is the latest brand to come under fire in recent weeks for selling products that evoke racist imagery. However, TMZ reported once Katy became aware of the uproar, she made the decision to remove the shoes. The two styles appear with two eyes, a nose and red lips on them.

Katy Perry Shoes Pulled Over Blackface Comparison