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

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I'll give Katy a pass this time because she acted so quickly to remove the offensive shoes from the shelves, despite considerable cost to herself. And also because the shoes were available in beige 'honkyface'. 

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/shoes-from-katy-perrys-fashion-line-are-reportedly-being-pulled-from-stores-after-people-accused-them-of-resembling-blackface/ar-BBTsx19?ocid=spartanntp

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People have accused Katy Perry's shoes in 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. The  sources said the loafers and heeled sandals were "never intended to be offensive."

Both shoes come in beige and black and feature leather uppers embellished with identical 3D eyes, a gold triangle flat "nose," and big bright-red lips.

 

At the time of writing, neither pair of shoes is available on Katy Perry Collections' site nor on Dillard's online, though they were available on Dillard's earlier Monday.

 But "in order to be respectful and sensitive, the team is in the process of pulling the shoes," TMZ's sources said.

 

In the early 19th century, according to the National Museum of African-American History & Culture, white actors created caricatures of black slaves by applying burnt cork or shoe polish to their faces before performances. The use of blackface in minstrel shows, movies, and other mediums spread dehumanizing stereotypes about black people that were used to exclude them from the entertainment industry and deny them the full rights of citizenship. The SPLC condemned the shoes and have attempted to contact Perry for clarification.

 

 

 

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57 minutes ago, drvoke said:

 

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I'll give Katy a pass this time because she acted so quickly to remove the offensive shoes from the shelves, despite considerable cost to herself. And also because the shoes were available in beige 'honkyface'. 

 

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/shoes-from-katy-perrys-fashion-line-are-reportedly-being-pulled-from-stores-after-people-accused-them-of-resembling-blackface/ar-BBTsx19?ocid=spartanntp

(Full article at above link)

 

 

People have accused Katy Perry's shoes in 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. The  sources said the loafers and heeled sandals were "never intended to be offensive."

Both shoes come in beige and black and feature leather uppers embellished with identical 3D eyes, a gold triangle flat "nose," and big bright-red lips.

 

At the time of writing, neither pair of shoes is available on Katy Perry Collections' site nor on Dillard's online, though they were available on Dillard's earlier Monday.

 But "in order to be respectful and sensitive, the team is in the process of pulling the shoes," TMZ's sources said.

 

In the early 19th century, according to the National Museum of African-American History & Culture, white actors created caricatures of black slaves by applying burnt cork or shoe polish to their faces before performances. The use of blackface in minstrel shows, movies, and other mediums spread dehumanizing stereotypes about black people that were used to exclude them from the entertainment industry and deny them the full rights of citizenship. The SPLC condemned the shoes and have attempted to contact Perry for clarification.

 

 

 

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wow you people are pathetic

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1 minute ago, bigsky said:

wow you people are pathetic

 

You better not be making fun of my tender sensibilities or I'll kick the sh*t out of you.

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2 minutes ago, drvoke said:

 

You better not be making fun of my tender sensibilities or I'll kick the sh*t out of you.

fu ck id like to see that...

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