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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

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.

Katy Perry's shoe label is the latest brand to come under fire for featuring items that resemble blackface.

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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Singer Masika Kalysha broached the topic on social media, calling for Katy to explain herself. The Ora Face comes in black and gold, while the Rue Face is available in black and beige - the black styles have sparked controversy, as they resemble problematic blackface makeup. But it's not just our politicians letting us down.

Katy Perry's new shoe line will be taken off the shelves, according to Fox News. HuffPost reached out to Perry, her brand and Dillard's for comment but did not receive an immediate response.

"In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes", the representative told TMZ. In the commonwealth of Virginia, two top state officials confessed to wearing blackface in the past, and neither is willing to step down.

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