Katy Perry is next in line to offend with "blackface" shoes

12 February, 2019, 04:25 | Author: Cecil Buchanan

Katy Perry's fashion line is pulling a number of shoes from retailers including Dillards and Walmart after one of the styles was criticized for evoking racist imagery.

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.

Perry posted a photo of the shoes to her Instagram back in August 2018 and received backlash in the comments at that time.

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Singer-apparently-designer Katy Perry is facing scrutiny from the social media masses after her brand released a pair of black sandals featuring eyes and large red lips along the top. The Ora Face comes in black and gold, while the Rue Face is available in black and beige - the black styles have sparked controversy, as they resemble problematic blackface makeup.

The shoes raised eyebrows and even singer Masika Kalysha noticed them and said, "So we just gonna let Katy Perry slide?"

Perry's sources say the shoes were part of a line of shoes that she designed and were never meant to be offensive.

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