The "I Kissed A Girl" singer is in the crosshairs over two pairs of black sandals from her eponymous footwear collection that feature geometric eyes, a nose, and a pair of bright red lips.
They have been compared to blackface and were slammed by some on social media who said it mimicked the racist practice of light-skinned people painting their face to appear black. "We have immediately removed them from katyperrycollections.com".
Today, Katy Perry becomes the latest high-profile person to come under scrutiny related to the use of black face, but in this case for designing a shoe that resembles the racist gesture.
Blackface has been used in Europe and the United States throughout recent centuries in theatre and entertainment to caricature and stereotype black people.
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The styles have since been pulled from U.S. retail stores Dillards and Walmart.
Nevertheless, Perry's line isn't the first fashion label to face controversy for blackface this year.
The news comes on the heels of critics slamming the "Dark Horse" hitmaker's performance on social media Sunday night for her tribute to Dolly Parton at the Grammy Awards, alongside others stars like Kasey Musgraves and Miley Cyrus. See the shoes below. The sandal version of the shoe looks similar.