Katy Perry-Designed Racist Shoes Pulled from Walmart Shelves
February 12, 2019, 11:30 AM
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From Microsoft News:

Shoes from Katy Perry’s fashion line are reportedly being pulled from stores after people accused them of resembling blackface

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:

[Comment at Unz.com]

 

 

 

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