From Microsoft News:
by Lucy Yang
Two designs from Katy Perry’s fashion line that were accused of resembling blackface are reportedly being pulled from stores, TMZ reported Monday.
Katy Perry is a pop singer most famous for her Super Bowl performance with the rhythm-impaired flailing left shark:
The shoes named in TMZ’s report are the Rue Face Slip On Loafers and the Ora Face Block Heel Sandal from Katy Perry Collections, a line of shoes and handbags that’s sold online and at retailers like Dillard’s and Walmart. According to the brand’s About Us page, the collection is “designed 100% by” Perry.
The loafers and heeled sandals, which were still available on Dillard’s site earlier today, feature leather uppers embellished with identical 3D eyes, a gold triangle “nose,” and bright-red lips.
The loafers are available in black and light-beige, while the heeled sandals come in black and gold.
Racist Shoes would be a good name for a band.
As various commenters have suggested, Katy appears to have gotten her artistic inspiration for her Racist Shoes from Don Rickles’ character: