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Katy Perry's shoes pulled after ‘blackface' backlash

11 days ago   |   By New York Post

Dear fashion people: Please stop trying to make “blackface” happen. First it was Prada. Then Gucci. Now, pop star Katy Perry (who, yes, is apparently a fashion designer) is in hot water for selling shoes that evoke - intentionally or not - the racist imagery. The styles in question - a pair of mules and...
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Katy Perry removes two shoe styles due to blackface controversy

Katy Perry removes two shoe styles due to blackface controversy

11 days ago   |   By Fashion United

Designers are starting to become more mindful about the connotations associated with design motifs.
After Gucci apologized last week for selling a black, high-necked jumper that can be pulled over the face and shoppers noted the similarities between a Prada trinket and blackface imagery, pop star-turned-footwear entrepreneur Katy Perry has pulled two items from her recent collection.
The shoes in question, a mule called the Rue Face slip-on loafer and the Ora Face block-heel sandal, both feature stylized facial designs and came in black, gold and beige.
The brand has removed both styles...
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