Katy Perry-Designed Shoes Pulled from Market over 'Blackface' Concerns

Katy Perry-Designed Shoes Pulled from Market over 'Blackface' Concerns

The "Rue Face Slip On Loafers" and the "Ora Face Block Heel Sandal" were both available in a beige and black design, and you can guess which one sparked the controversy.

Katy Perry attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

In a search for the shoes - called "Rue Face Slip On Loafers" and "Ora Face Block Heel Sandal" - on the department store's website Monday afternoon, an image of them popped up for a split second before a message appeared informing the customer that the "product is not now available for purchase".

Check out a picture of the shoes here posted on social media designed by Perry.

Katy Perry’s Controversial Blackface Shoes To Be Pulled From Retailers

The disturbing trend of blackface in designer fashion continued this week, as several pieces in pop star Katy Perry's shoe line are being pulled from shelves due to minstrel features on the footwear.

The shoes raised eyebrows and even singer Masika Kalysha noticed them and said, "So we just gonna let Katy Perry slide?"

According to TMZ, sources connected to the "Roar" singer insist the shoes were never meant to be offensive, but are simply part of a larger collection.

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