According to TMZ, the Katy Perry brand is now pulling the shoes from retailers, and Walmart and Dillard have removed the offending products from their website. The problem is the black one is troublesome considering the long, racist history of blackface makeup.
Katy Perry's shoe line has recently come under fire. See the shoes below.
"I was saddened when it was brought to my attention that it was being compared to painful images reminiscent of blackface", the statement continued.
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The "face" shoes have two eyes, a nose and red lips on them, and they come in two different colors - black and beige. Representatives for Katy Perry, Katy Perry Collections, Walmart, and Dillard's did not immediately respond to INSIDER's requests for comment.
Sources close to the 34-year-old singer told TMZ that she designed the shoes as a part of an entire collection and that they were never meant to be offensive.
The shoes, which were made in black and nude, are no longer for sale at US retailers like Walmart and Dillard's, according to reports.
Others sarcastically remarked that the shoes would go well with a black Gucci sweater that also evoked blackface.
Katy Perry and her brand-management company have issued a statement following concerns that some of her footwear items appear to resemble blackface. The black model could be construed to look like someone wearing blackface.