Katy Perry’s Fashion Label Pulls Shoes Over Blackface Scandal

Katy Perry’s Fashion Label Pulls Shoes Over Blackface Scandal

Katy Perry’s Fashion Label Pulls Shoes Over Blackface Scandal

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Katy Perry’s fashion label has pulled two pairs of shoes that critics say feature designs that resemble blackface.

USA Today reports that the Rue Face slip-on loafer and the Ora Face block-heel sandal come in black, gold and beige. It’s the black option that’s sparked backlash on social media. Many have said the lips, nose and appliqués resembling eyes look like blackface.

“Ok, can we just make this a rule that ANY product, service or person that is NOT Black will NOT create, promote or apply any combination of BLACK + FACE,” one person tweeted.

The shoes, which cost $129, are no longer available on Perry’s website.  They are, however, still being sold in stores like Forever 21.

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