Katy Perry Shoes Pulled Over Blackface Comparison

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As of Monday, the "Rue Face Slip" loafers and "Ora Face Block Heel Sandal" were still available on Dillard's website for a retail price of $129, but were taken down by Tuesday morning. "Our intention was never to inflict any pain".

"Another one to add to your blackface file", one person said on Twitter. They included protruding eyes, nose and red lips.

They were also available in blue, gold, graphite, lead, nude, pink, red and silver, according to a statement by Global, the company Katy Perry is in partnership with. "We have immediately removed them from katyperrycollections.com".

The shoes, which were made in black and nude, are no longer for sale at USA retailers like Walmart and Dillard's, according to reports. The black one is problematic, because it looks a lot like classic blackface makeup, which the fashion world does not seem to recognizetime and again.

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People have accused Katy Perry's shoes and handbags line, Katy Perry Collections, of designing two shoes that resemble blackface.

Some people highlighted that the shoes are offensive - period - but that the collection is especially tone-deaf during Black History Month.

The news comes on the heels of critics slamming the "Dark Horse" hitmaker's performance on social media Sunday night for her tribute to Dolly Parton at the Grammy Awards, alongside others stars like Kasey Musgraves and Miley Cyrus. In December, Prada removed a series of accessories that resembled black monkeys with red lips.

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

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