Katy Perry's fashion line slammed on social media

Katy Perry Blackface Shoes

Last week, Gucci removed a black polo neck jumper from its shops that featured red lips created to be worn over the face in a balaclava style.

People compared the shoes, which also come in beige, to "blackface makeup".

Katy Perry's fashion line is facing criticism after one of the shoe styles seems to portray racist imagery.

The shoes are available at major retailers such as Dillards, Forever 21 and Lord & Taylor.

The shoes raised eyebrows and even singer Masika Kalysha noticed them and said, "So we just gonna let Katy Perry slide?" "Blackface is a white person (with blue eyes and pink lips) covered with black shoe polish or some other skin darkening product". She said in a statement that their intention was not to inflict pain and they have immediately removed the shoes from their line.

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"If you have to second guess whether a design is blackface/racist...it probably is", a user named @TiaHasTime tweeted. Just after the revelation, Twitter called the pop star with regards to her line's design which is merely a representation of how the industry has a problematic relationship with blackface and cultural appropriation.

Reporters at website Fashionista recently obtained an email from Gucci chief executive Marco Bizzarri in which he admitted to staff they had made a big mistake.

Gucci pulled a jumper from sale last week after it was compared to blackface. The brand has since apologised and removed the item.

Prada came under fire in December for a similar misstep and apologized for bag charms and window displays featuring monkey-like characters with outsize red lips that were criticized as racist.

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