Katy Perry clothing line pulls shoes resembling blackface

Black History Month has had no shortage of shameful mishaps, especially when it comes to lawmakers and fashion brands. Katy Perry’s clothing line is the latest to pull attire depicting blackface from store shelves, according to Complex.

Perry’s brand, Katy Perry Collections, carries two items, “Rue Face Slip-On Loafers” and the “Ora Face Block Heel Sandal,” which have facial features on them. At least one of the shoes also comes in beige, but the black shoe, of course, resembles blackface.

“In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes,” a source “close to Perry” told TMZ.

Prada and Gucci both recently drew the public’s ire for releasing merchandise resembling blackface. In December, Prada came out with offensive keychains and figurines. Gucci faced criticism last week over a black turtleneck sweater.

Spike Lee, T.I., and Soulja Boy have all announced that they are boycotting the fashion labels. Many online have made the suggestion to support Black-owned luxury brands like Undra Celeste and Fear of God instead.


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H/T Complex

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