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