Katy Perry Shoes Criticized for Resembling Blackface Apparently Pulled
Two retail chains appear to have pulled two shoe designs by Katy Perry that some said resembled blackface.
Dillard’s and Walmart appear to have removed links to the items — slip-on loafers and block-heel sandals — from their websites Monday.
They were part of the Katy Perry Collections label.
The loafers were sold in neutral and black, and the high-heeled sandals in gold and black. Both designs featured blue eyes, a gold triangular nose, and bright red lips. Some on social media took exception with the black versions.
Neither Dillard’s nor Walmart responded to requests for comment from NBC News. Representatives for Perry also did not comment.
The shoes were available on the websites of both retail chains Monday morning, but links to them appeared to have been taken down by the afternoon.