Katy Perry Shoes Pulled From Stores After Blackface Controversy

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Today, Katy Perry becomes the latest high-profile person to come under scrutiny related to the use of black face, but in this case for designing a shoe that resembles the racist gesture.

"Regarding Katy Perry's shoes; if you have to second guess whether a design is blackface/racist.it probably is!" posted another Twitter user.

The shoes, which come in black and neutral shades, feature a face design that includes blue eyes, a triangular nose and bright red lips.

According to TMZ, the criticism has led to the styles being removed from the shelves of American retailers Dillard's and Walmart. The sandal version of the shoe looks similar.

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The singer was called out on the black styles over their similarity to blackface, a racist practice in which white people darkened their skin to represent caricatures of black people.

Representatives for Perry told TMZ that the shoes were a part of a broader product release.

"In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes", the insider shared.

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

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