Katy Perry's fashion line has pulled two types of shoes after some people compared them to blackface. Critics suggest one of Perry's shoe designs resembles blackface, and the singer has been called out by several media outlets for the design.
How the page for Katy Perry's "Rue Face Slip On Loafers" looked at one point on Dillard's website Monday afternoon. See the shoes below. The shoes were available in black, gold or beige and cost $129, reports USA Today.
Perry posted a photo of the shoes to her Instagram back in August 2018 and received backlash in the comments at that time.
"I was saddened when it was brought to my attention that it was being compared to painful images reminiscent of blackface", the statement continued.
"Our intention was never to inflict any pain".
Since being criticized on social media, the shoe has also been pulled from Dillard's and Walmart.
The unnamed sources told TMZ that the shoes were "just part of an entire line of shoes [Perry] designed and released" and were "never meant to be offensive".
Mallory, the co-president of the 2019 Women's March, then responded, "Blackface is not a black person".
Earlier this month, fashion design house Gucci came under fire for a balaclava sweater that resembled blackface. "We have immediately removed them from katyperrycollections.com".