These Katy Perry shoes were just pulled from shelves after blackface accusations

These Katy Perry shoes were just pulled from shelves after blackface accusations

These Katy Perry shoes were just pulled from shelves after blackface accusations

Katy Perry's fashion brand is pulling a shoe that has been accused of resembling blackface.

The Katy Perry Collections label no longer features either the Rue Face slip-on loafer or the Ora Face block-heel sandal on its website. The vamps in both styles include the same protruding eyes, nose and full red lips.

Days after Spike Lee, Soulja Boy and Dapper Dan shamed Gucci for its Blackface apparel, Katy Perry's latest shoe line has made the same mistake as the Italian luxury brand.

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.

On Tuesday, Perry released a statement to Entertainment Tonight, saying the shoes, initially released last summer, were "envisioned as a nod to modern art and surrealism".

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Many took to Twitter to express their disgust at the design, which they likened to blackface.

Katy Perry said she was "saddened" by the fact the shoes has been compared to blackface. "We have immediately removed them from", they added.

The shoes that offended some people were part of a Katy Perry Collection which was sold in USA stores such as Dillard's and Walmart.

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

In December, Prada apologized for designing a monkey-like character bag charm that had full red lips, and was criticized for resembling blackface. The sweater was pulled after criticism from consumers.

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