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These Katy Perry shoes were just pulled from shelves after blackface accusations

12 February 2019, 04:09 | Elsie Buchanan

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

People have accused Katy Perry's shoes and handbags line, Katy Perry Collections, of designing two shoes that resemble blackface.

Newsmax searched Perry's website, along with the websites for Walmart and Dillard's, but did not locate the aforementioned shoes that are called Rue Face Slip On Loafers and the Ora Face Block Heel Sandal.

They have been compared to blackface and were slammed by some on social media who said it mimicked the racist practice of light-skinned people painting their face to appear black. See the shoes below.

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At the time of writing, neither pair of shoes is available on Katy Perry Collections' website nor on Dillard's online.

Social media roared, and Katy Perry listened. "In order to be respectful and sensitive, the team is in the process of pulling the shoes", the site's source added. The black model could be construed to look like someone wearing blackface. "We have immediately removed them".

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"[Footwear] was a part of me that needed to be carefully created and developed, and I had to weigh a lot of my options", Katy told Footwear News when her joint venture with Global Brands Group launched in 2017.

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