Katy Perry Apologizes and Pulls Shoes That Many Say Resemble ‘Blackface’
Another blackface fashion controversy.??The loafer is pictured here, which was offered on Dillard’s website, until it got taken down.??This time - Katy Perry is apologizing, saying she was “saddened” that her Rue Face slip on loafer and Ora Face black heel sandal suggested blackface to many offended people.??The pieces were offered as part of her Katy Perry Collection that her site touts as “designed 100% by Katy Perry.”??Perry issued a statement to PEOPLE about her controversial footwear, saying, "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.
We have immediately removed them…”??Multiple retailers have taken the shoe off of their sites.??It’s just the latest in fashion missteps with pieces that many are finding disrespectful.(Getty)??Gucci recently issued an apology for it’s “baklava” sweater that many said was offensive.??“We are fully committed to increasing diversity throughout our organization and turning this incident into a powerful learning moment for the Gucci team and beyond,” the fashion house said.