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Katy Perry's shoe collection pulls two styles over blackface controversy

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Adrian Cunningham | 12 February, 2019, 04:29

Less than a week after Dapper Dan, Spike Lee and Soulja Boy criticized Gucci for its apparel that looked like blackface, shoes from Katy Perry's line are receiving backlash for the same reason. The problem is the black one is troublesome considering the long, racist history of blackface makeup.

The 34-year-old singer's shoes called the "Rue Face Slip-On Loafers" and the high-heeled version called "Ora Face Block Heel Sandal" were being sold by Dilliard's and Walmart, according to TMZ Monday.

The shoes were also taken down from the fashion line's website.

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Katy Perry may be in the midst of doing some major damage control.

"In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes", the representative told TMZ. Both feature two eyes, a nose and red lips.

Fashion designer Dapper Dan released a statement on Gucci and Prada's previous Blackface designs, calling out the brands who need to hold responsibility for their offensive designs. HuffPost reached out to Perry, her brand and Dillard's for comment but did not receive an immediate response.