Katy’s out of step with her ‘racist’ shoes

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KATY Perry’s SHOES have fallen foul of po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness and been pulled from shelves amid claims they’re RACIST.

Katy Perry Col­lec­tions, the fash­ion line by the pop star, has re­moved footwear af­ter they were ac­cused of us­ing ‘blackface’.

The san­dals and loafers, de­signed with a face fea­tur­ing prom­i­nent red lips, are no longer on sale at re­tail­ers.

A spokesper­son for the com­pany said: “In order to be re­spect­ful and sen­si­tive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes.”

The de­signs are the lat­est in a series of con­tro­ver­sial items of cloth­ing to be crit­i­cised for al­legedly us­ing the red-lipped ‘Sambo’ car­i­ca­ture that has long been re­garded as a racist stereo­type.

Last week, Gucci re­moved a black polo neck jumper from its shops that fea­tured red lips de­signed to be worn over the face. And in De­cem­ber, Prada re­moved ac­ces­sories that re­sem­bled black mon­keys with red lips. PEO­PLE are more likely to lie in the af­ter­noon than in the morn­ing. BUTT OUT: Babe shows off piggy nip marks

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