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.
Katy Perry attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
The shoes, which come in black and neutral shades, feature a face design that includes blue eyes, a triangular nose and bright red lips.
"Regarding Katy Perry's shoes; if you have to second guess whether a design is blackface/racist.it probably is".
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Gucci, meanwhile, stopped selling a black sweater last week because it partially covers the wearer's face, which prompted some to claim it too closely resembled blackface. "Can we just make this a thing".
The shoes were also taken down from the fashion line's website.
According to TMZ, the Katy Perry brand is now pulling the shoes from retailers, and Walmart and Dillard have removed the offending products from their website.
Global Brands Group, Katy Perry's joint venture partner for her footwear line, did not immediately respond to FN's request for comment. The black model could be construed to look like someone wearing blackface.