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Katy Perry's shoe collection pulls two styles over blackface controversy

Katy Perry's shoe collection pulls two styles over blackface controversy

The shoes were pulled from a number of retailers including Dillards and Walmart.

Katy Perry performs during Byron Allen's Oscar Gala Viewing Party to Support The Children's Hospital Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California.

Singer Katy Perry's shoe brand, Katy Perry Collections, has come under fire for designs that resemble "blackface".

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According to USA Today, the two designs-the Rue Face slip-on loafer, and the Ora Face sandal-were yanked from the clothing line's official website on Monday.

Gucci, meanwhile, stopped selling a black sweater last week because it partially covers the wearer's face, which prompted some to claim it too closely resembled blackface. But it's not just our politicians letting us down.

Sources close to the 34-year-old singer told TMZ that she designed the shoes as a part of an entire collection and that they were never meant to be offensive. However, TMZ reported once Katy became aware of the uproar, she made the decision to remove the shoes. Both feature two eyes, a nose and red lips.