Katy Perry Pulls Shoes After Blackface Criticism

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Pop star Katy Perry is pulling shoes from her fashion collection after the designs were called out for resembling blackface.

The "I Kissed A Girl" singer is in the crosshairs over two pairs of black sandals from her eponymous footwear collection that feature geometric eyes, a nose, and a pair of bright red lips.

Perry has since apologised for the offending shoes, issuing a joint statement together with Global Brands Group to PEOPLE. Well, we've got a new blackface controversy in the fashion world and this one is courtesy of Katy Perry.

The Ora Face Block Heel and Rue Face Slip-On Loafers were released last summer in nine different colors. "Our intention was never to inflict any pain". However, the black style has critics pointing out the resemblance to classic blackface makeup.

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Perry's is the latest company to withdraw products after they were compared to blackface.

The shoes that offended some people were part of a Katy Perry Collection which was sold in U.S. stores such as Dillard's and Walmart. Representatives for Katy Perry, Katy Perry Collections, Walmart, and Dillard's did not immediately respond to INSIDER's requests for comment. The black shoe, with a face on it, faced backlash from social media, calling the shoe racist. The label also is sold at retailers such as Macy's, Zappos and Amazon but the shoes in question are not now available on their websites. "And I'm completely sure that people would complain if the shoes didn't have a black version!".

In December, Prada apologized for designing a monkey-like character bag charm that had full red lips, and was criticized for resembling blackface.

Gucci pulled a jumper from sale last week after it was compared to blackface.

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