Katy Perry Pulls ‘Blackface’ Shoe From Collection After Backlash

Published: Monday 11th Feb 2019 by Rashad

‘Bon Appetit’ beauty Katy Perry is the latest fashionista to get a taste of controversy due to allegations of racism from groups who assert the design of her “Rue Face slip-on loafer” intentionally resembles blackface.

Just days after popular rappers T.I. and Soulja Boy called for a boycott of Gucci for a similar infraction, Katy – in an attempt to avoid the same level of backlash – has pulled the shoes from the market.

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“…Katy Perry’s shoe label pulled two potentially problematic pairs Monday from its online site, although they are still available at some major retailers. The Katy Perry Collections label no longer features either the Rue Face slip-on loafer or the Ora Face block-heel sandal on its website. Both shoes, which sell for $129, come in black, gold or beige.

The black versions are the more startling: They feature metal appliques imitating eyes and nose, plus exaggerated red lips on the vamp, the upper part of the shoes.”





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  1. Meme February 11, 2019

    People are just way too sensitive. I personally like the design of the Gucci sweater and those shoes by Katy.

    • Are you Kidding Me? February 11, 2019

      Oh, please.

      Rihanna is gorgeous.

      She’s fashionable.

      A great businesswoman.

      Excuse me if I don’t respect the opinion of someone who considers being beautiful and wearing nice clothes as having “good music”.

      Rihanna does not have memorable voice talent. Her lyrics do not define a generation. She like many of these other youngins…brag, then complain about being judged.

      The shoe is unacceptable. And since we’re talking about “being sensitive”, Rihanna can’t sing and does not deserve her spot in music. I’d rather an unattractive, dresses frumpy vocal beast. Heck even Janet with her creativity, vision and dancing is a necessary force in music.

      Do not EVER speak on issues of respecting the most disrespected race, when this is your taste in music.

      • Honeybooboo February 11, 2019

        Then u must be offended by every black shoes on earth. Get a life. It’s just a design. Should I be offended by the white face shoe???????

    • DanYiel Iman February 11, 2019

      A lot of racist folks do!! Carry on ✌??

    • MynameisririandIcan’tsing February 12, 2019

      Sensitive? Really. Go and f****** learn the history of black face. Dumb ass bit**.

      I’m glad Katy took this s*** down, also they are ugly as f***.

  2. Ughhh February 11, 2019

    People get so offended. Just change the lip color then

  3. Are you Kidding Me? February 11, 2019


    No, because if you want to find something in nude, you can because your skin tone is considered “default”. The fact that our skintone is compared to poop and everything evil, ” Black Death, “Black Plague”, “his evil heart was Black”, you DARN SKIPPING RIGHT, I’m offended. The one time you include “Black” skintone when it’s always forgotten and this is not disrespectful? Don’t tell me what to not be offended about. I do NOT pull the race card for the sake of it. This was tacky and problematic.

    There’s a reason she launched in Black History month. Same goes for Gucci and the shirts. Capitalizing on controversy.

    • SMH February 11, 2019

      Thank you. It amazes me how quick this punk ass generation runs to defend bullsh*t like this by saying people are being “too sensitive”. Jewish people would NEVER accept the fashion industry using swastikas as fashion designs, but leave it to black coons to be blatantly disrespected to their faces and just write it off as being “too sensitive”.

      • Are you Kidding Me? February 11, 2019

        If anybody has been “sensitive” it was Jewish people getting mad about lyrics talking about a POSITIVE STEREOTYPE. WHO GETS MAD FOR SAYING YOUR PEOPLE GET MONEY? Nobody tells Jewish people to get over the Holocaust, but segregation wasn’t that long ago. Do. Not. Try. Or. Test. Me.

  4. Katy Kat and im Black! February 11, 2019

    This is ridiculous! It’s a shoe! A shoe!!!! A freaking shoe!! Lol people have no life anymore…the last thing I’m worried about is a shoe that resembles black face… sorry not sorry!

    • Are you Kidding Me? February 11, 2019

      You say you’re Black as if that makes a difference. Africans sold other Africans into slavery. Skinfolk is NOT kinfolk.

      Anybody who dismisses someone else’s feelings about race as being “too sensitive”, is ignorant.

  5. Jasmine Da Bi Asian NOT TROLLmine ??‍♀️ February 11, 2019

    Ppl are idiots. This shoe comes in different colors. You are fûckïng reaching

    • Carlitos February 12, 2019

      Girlllll I said the same thing. They come I different colors to begin with. I can see if it says JUST black, then maybe. MAYBE. It’s too exhausting anymore for all this b*******. People, calm the F*** down.

  6. Destiny February 12, 2019

    Y’all Reaching ? …. .. #minorityReport ✍️ ??

  7. MX February 14, 2019

    hahahaha f*** ya’ll are so pathetic

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