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Racism or just an ugly shoe? Katy Perry's new ‘blackface' footwear sparks outrage

10 days ago   |   By RT

Retailers have been removing Katy Perry's new sandals and loafers, designed to resemble a human face, after their ‘black' version got slammed for being racially insensitive. The news has received a mixed response on Twitter.
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Shoes from Katy Perry's fashion line are reportedly being pulled from stores after people accused them of resembling blackface

Shoes from Katy Perry's fashion line are reportedly being pulled from stores after people accused them of resembling blackface

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

People have accused Katy Perry 's shoes and handbags line, Katy Perry Collections , of designing two shoes that resemble blackface.
The line's Rue Face Slip On Loafers and the Ora Face Block Heel Sandal are "in the process" of being pulled from stores, anonymous sources "connected to" Perry told TMZ .
TMZ's sources said the loafers and heeled sandals were "never intended to be offensive."
Both shoes come in black and feature leather uppers embellished with identical 3D eyes, a gold triangle "nose," and bright-red lips.
At the time of writing, neither pair of shoes is available on Katy...
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Kim Kardashian slammed a blogger who questioned Khloe for making a public...

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A lawsuit is giving us the first hints of how Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway...

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Money for Pittsburgh aircraft project may be at risk of being diverted to...

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An MSNBC anchor reportedly convinced Under Armour's CEO to engage with...

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