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Amid Virginia race row, Katy Perry pulls ‘blackface’ shoe designs; pop star’s been called out before for cultural appropriation

S.China Morning Post Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Katy Perry says her footwear brand will remove two styles of shoes from stores following criticism that the design – which set a pair of exaggerated red lips, a triangle nose and large blue eyes atop black Nappa leather – evokes blackface imagery. The Perry backlash follows controversy surrounding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the state’s attorney general, Mark Herring, who admitted to wearing blackface in the past. From Gucci to Dolce & Gabbana: is fashion industry...
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