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Katy Perry’s Shoe Line Is Pulled After Blackface Accusations

Musician Katy Perry has pulled a line of shoes after some people said they appeared to depict blackface.

The shoes, marketed in stores such as Walmart, are black and depict a face on the front.

“In order to be respectful and sensitive, the team is in the process of pulling the shoes,” Perry told TMZ [1] after receiving backlash against the shoes.

Related: Katy Perry Has a Dartboard with Donald Trump’s Face on It [2]

Many people have taken to social media to express confusion at the outrage and Perry’s knee-jerk reaction.

Some have also pointed out that no matter what the shoes (pictured above left) resemble, they are just plain ugly.

Check out some reactions below:

Accusations of blackface have become common in recent weeks.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) has recently found himself in hot water after he admitted to dressing in blackface in his youth [11], and Gucci recalled a sweater [12] that some people said resembled blackface.

In addition, Virginia attorney general Mark Herring [13] also admitted that he, too, dressed in blackface when he was younger.

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