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

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Katy Perry’s Controversial Blackface Shoes To Be Pulled From Retailers

In the latest example of fashion stumbling over styles that resemble racist imagery, Katy Perry's shoe label pulled two potentially problematic pairs Monday from its online site, although they are still available at some major retailers.

"Regarding Katy Perry's shoes; if you have to second guess whether a design is blackface/racist.it probably is!" posted another Twitter user. Both items feature eyes, a nose, and a mouth set against an all-black background, and each retailed for $129.

The Katy Perry Collections label no longer features either the Rue Face slip-on loafer or the Ora Face block-heel sandal on its website.

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The shoes were pulled from a number of retailers including Dillards and Walmart.

The black version specifically resembles historical blackface makeup.

Katy Perry's new shoe line will be taken off the shelves, according to Fox News. "In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes". In the commonwealth of Virginia, two top state officials confessed to wearing blackface in the past, and neither is willing to step down. However, TMZ reported once Katy became aware of the uproar, she made the decision to remove the shoes.

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