Katy Perry’s Shoe Line To Be Pulled From Shelves Amid Blackface Backlash

Days after Spike LeeSoulja Boy and Dapper Dan shamed Gucci for its Blackface attire, Katy Perry‘s newest shoe line has made the identical mistake because the Italian luxurious model. Katy’s current shoe fering that was obtainable at Walmart and Dillard’s has since been pulled f the cabinets since one explicit design resembles Blackface.

The “Rue Face Slip On Loafers” and the “Ora Face Block Heel Sandal” had been each obtainable in a beige and black design, and you’ll guess which one sparked the controversy.

Sources near the singer inform TMZ that Katy designed the footwear in query, that’s half a whole line footwear that had been by no means supposed to be fensive. “In order to be respectful and delicate the staff is within the course of pulling the footwear,” the supply added. 

Fashion designer Dapper Dan launched a press release on Gucci and Prada’s earlier Blackface designs, calling out the manufacturers who want to carry accountability for his or her fensive designs. 

“I’m a Black man earlier than I’m a model,” the 74-year-old design shared on social media. “Another style home has gotten it outrageously flawed. There isn’t any excuse or apology that may erase this type insult. The CEO Gucci has agreed to come back from Italy to Harlem this week to satisfy with me, together with members the neighborhood and different business leaders. There can’t be inclusivity with out accountability. I’ll maintain everybody accountable.”