Katy Perry’s shoe label accused of ‘blackface’

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Katy Perry has removed two items from her shoe range after complaints that one of the designs was racist. The features on both include two blue eyes, a beige colored nose and large red lips.

Mallory, 38, did not mention the word blackface in her caption, but several of her followers pointed out that design appeared very similar to the racist theatrical makeup used to represent a black person in the 19th century.

Retailers have pulled shoes from singer Katy Perry's namesake brand after they came under fire for resembling blackface. See the shoes below.

"Our intention was never to inflict any pain".

Perry has since apologised for the offending shoes, issuing a joint statement together with Global Brands Group to PEOPLE.

"So we just gonna let Katy Perry slide?"

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Nevertheless, Perry's line isn't the first fashion label to face controversy for blackface this year.

On social media, the sweater was widely criticised for including a red outline around the mouth cutout, ostensibly to resemble lips - a design that many said evoked the racist history of blackface in the United States, which dates back to the 1830s.

"In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes", the insider shared.

Black History Month has been marred by example after example of blackface. The black model could be construed to look like someone wearing blackface.

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

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