Katy Perry’s shoes are being pulled from shelves at Dillard’s and Walmart for resembling blackface. The shoe in question— “Rue Face Slip On Loafers”—come with two eyes, a nose and red lips in two different colors: beige and black. The black one is the problem as it appears to resemble blackface make-up.
Katy has received lots of backlash over the design, while sources close to the singer say the shoes were never intended to be offensive. Another source told TMZ that “in order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes.”