Katy Perry ‘Blackface’ Shoes Pulled From Stores

Angelo Anderson
February 12, 2019

A line of shoes designed by singer Katy Perry has been pulled from store shelves because critics said they resembled someone wearing blackface.

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.


Katy Perry Collections is the latest brand to come under fire in recent weeks for selling products that evoke racist imagery. The Ora Face comes in black and gold, while the Rue Face is available in black and beige - the black styles have sparked controversy, as they resemble problematic blackface makeup.

Both shoes have also disappeared from the Katy Perry Collections website, which offers a number of other shoe options including sneakers, boots and flats. But it's not just our politicians letting us down. However, TMZ reported once Katy became aware of the uproar, she made the decision to remove the shoes.

"In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes", the representative told TMZ.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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