Katy Perry brand shoe pulled from shelves for resembling blackface

Katy Perry brand shoe pulled from shelves for resembling blackface

"So we just gonna let Katy Perry slide?" the singer asked, according to TMZ.

The shoes that offended some people were part of a Katy Perry Collection launched last summer which was sold in USA stores such as Dillard's and Walmart.

The loafers and heeled sandals, which were still available on Dillard's site earlier today, feature leather uppers embellished with identical 3D eyes, a gold triangle "nose", and bright-red lips.

Although the shoes come in both beige and black, it is the darker pair that has been getting all the attention.

At the time, the shoes were called "disrespectful" and "racist", with many mentioning the "blackface" connotations. However, TMZ reported once Katy became aware of the uproar, she made the decision to remove the shoes. However, "In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes", the reps said.

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Meghan Markle and her father Thomas Markle have had all kinds of public drama since Meg married into the royal family. Even before her tenure as Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle was a dedicated fan of shoe designer Sarah Flint .

Prada apologized for monkey-like figures with black faces and large red lips and pledged to withdraw some of the products. The black wool top, which reportedly retailed for $US900, featured a long turtleneck that covered the bottom portion of the face with a cutout over the mouth.

Perry debuted her line of whimsical shoes in 2017. The black shoe is still listed on Lord & Taylor, but is out of stock. The black model could be construed to look like someone wearing blackface. "We have immediately removed them from katyperrycollections.com".

Gucci has since released an apology in an official statement circulated on Twitter.

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