View photos Katy Perry Apologizes for Shoe Designs That Evoke ‘Blackface’ More Just weeks after Prada and Gucci came under fire for selling products that evoked racist blackface imagery, another brand is being accused of the same thing. Katy Perry Footwear, the shoe line designed by pop star Katy Perry, is being called out on social media for two its latest shoe styles.
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In a joint statement to PEOPLE Perry and Global Brands Group apologize for the brand’s “Ora Face Block Heel Sandal” and the “Rue Face Slip On Loafers” which both feature gold eyes, nose and red lips on the toe of the shoe to create a face-like depiction that some feel is strongly associated with blackface.
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View photos “The Rue and The Ora were part of a collection that was released last summer in 9 different colorways (black, blue, gold, graphite, lead, nude, pink, red, silver) and envisioned as a nod to modern art and surrealism,” the statement begins.
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“I was saddened when it was brought to my attention that it was being compared to painful images reminiscent of blackface. Our intention was never to inflict any pain. We have immediately removed them from http://katyperrycollections.com “
While both the closed-toe and sandal styles were available in multiple colorways, the black hue in particular has social media users in an uproar.
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View photos “So ashamed of you blackface shoes OMG,” wrote one Twitter user.