These Katy Perry shoes were just pulled from shelves after blackface accusations

Katy Perry Blackface Shoes

Both shoes have also disappeared from the Katy Perry Collections website, which offers a number of other shoe options including sneakers, boots and flats.

Katy Perry attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

As the controversy surrounding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's blackface photo continues to grow, some items from Katy Perry's fashion line are being yanked from retailers due to their unfortunate resemblance to blackface performers from a minstrel show.

The shoes in question are the Rue Face slip-on loafers and Ora Face block heel sandal, black-leather shoes, which feature blue eyes, a nose and red lips, sparking outrage that the styles resemble "blackface".

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Singer Masika Kalysha broached the topic on social media, calling for Katy to explain herself.

Gucci, meanwhile, stopped selling a black sweater last week because it partially covers the wearer's face, which prompted some to claim it too closely resembled blackface. "So we just gonna let Katy Perry slide?" the singer asked, according to TMZ.

Sources close to Perry said the shoes are part of a larger design line and were never meant to be offensive.

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