Katy Perry, the American singer and song-writer is well known for her off beat fashion sense. This is clearly evident in her Katy Perry Collection which is a shoe line collection that has a distinct personality altogether. The singer infuses irreverent point of view in her shoe line.
Katy Perry Blackface Shoe Collection
The shoe line of the pop-singer recently launched The Rue Face Slip-On Loafers and the high-heeled Ora Face Block Heel Sandal. These products feature blue eyes, triangles noses and red lips on a black background which resembles a blackface.
This is the reason why these pairs which are supposed to be a distinct shoe line comes under the intense scrutiny of the public.
Katy Perry’s shoes condemned: Other brands that received similar criticism
The controversy related the shoes comes just after a week or so of Gucci, the Italian luxury brand of fashion and leather castigation. Gucci was severely reprimanded for selling sweaters that resembled blackface. The Italian brand was then condemned on social media.
Fans took to social media for criticizing
Fans took to various social media platforms like Twitter to rebuke the shoe line collection. Some called it ignorance and stated that ignorance cannot be a fashion statement and that they will not accept the apology by her.
There were also few who supported Katy Perry and did not hesitate in expressing their support to her and the shoe line collection.
Response of Katy Perry’s company to criticisms
In response to the criticisms, the company has yanked the pairs off their stores and online selling platforms.
The Rue Face Slip-On Loafers along with the high-heeled Ora Face Block Heel Sandal were available in either black or beige and sold for $129. The company is now removing them from shelves and taking them off the company’s website.
Katy Perry expresses her sadness
The singer express her sadness. Katy Perry says she was saddened when she got to know that the shoes were being compared to black faces. Katy Perry further stated that the company had no intention to inflict any sort of pain. She also added that the company has removed them immediately from their collection.
Seems like Katy Perry has crossed the line this time