According to CNN, Katy Perry's brand has withdrawn from sale two models of shoes, stylized as a human face, after social media users accused the singer of racism. According to the publication, the shoes are no longer available for purchase both on the brand's website and in the largest retailers Dillard's and Walmart.
Two different models of black shoes contained decorative elements in the form of eyes, nose and red lips. After the collection went on sale, publications criticizing the brand began to appear on social networks due to the resemblance to the image of the blackface (the theatrical make-up, which was used to depict the African American character, is now considered racist. - Ed.). The singer herself declined to comment.
Recall that last week Gucci removed from the sale of a turtleneck with a red cut in the shape of the lips due to accusations of racism. Many users noted that this type of product is inappropriate, since February is officially considered African American History Month in the United States, in which events are held dedicated to the fight against slavery and prejudice in society.