Two designs from Katy Perry’s fashion line that were accused of resembling blackface are “in the process” of being pulled from stores.
The shoes named Rue Face Slip On Loafers and the Ora Face Block Heel Sandal from Katy Perry Collections, a line of shoes and handbags that’s sold online and at retailers like Dillard’s and Walmart.
According to the brand’s About Us page, the collection is “designed 100% by” Perry.
The loafers and heeled sandals featured leather uppers embellished with identical 3D eyes, a gold triangle “nose,” and bright-red lips.
In a joint statement emailed to INSIDER, Perry and Global Brands Group, which the singer partnered with to launch Katy Perry Collections, confirmed the shoes have immediately been removed from the line’s website.
At the time of writing this story, the shoes were still available on Dillard’s site, though they have since been removed. Walmart did not immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.
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