Feminist Katy Perry seems to be a little insensitive about race according to complaints about her recently released line of shoes. The singer put out a line of shoes that was being sold in Walmart and Dillard's, but the shoes will be pulled from the shelves since people have said that the shoes are racist for resembling black face.
The shoes were released in nine different colors with eyes, nose, and red lips. The "Rue Face Slip On Loafers" and the high-heeled version called the "Ora Face Block Heel Sandal" both have ruffled feathers especially in the black and beige colorways.
Katy Perry and her brand management group, Global Brands Group, responded by saying they envisioned the shoes as a nod to modern art and surrealism. They added "I was saddened when it was brought to my attention that it was being compared to painful images reminiscent of blackface. Our intention was never to inflict any pain".
Offended people took to social media to demand answers from Perry.