Katy Perry

According to Fox News, Dillards and Walmart pulled Katy Perry's slip-on loafers from store shelves and online after receiving complaints that the shoes resemble blackface.

The shoes, known as "Rue Face Slip On Loafers" and "Ora Face Block Heel Sandals" are part of Katy's shoe line that features faces on shoes. The shoe at the center of the controversy is black and features a pair of eyes, a triangle nose, and feminine red lips.

The shoes, which don't resemble blackface at all, are also available in different colors.

Katy's brand released a statement acknowledging the shoes were pulled from stores "in order to be respectful and sensitive."

A source tells TMZ the shoes were removed following online backlash.

Overly sensitive social media users continue to express their outrage on Katy's Twitter account, with one user tweeting: "ignorance is never a fashion statement," while another user asked if Katy is "actually serious right now."

"The most offensive part is how ugly the shoes," a 3rd user tweeted.

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  • WhoKnew

    Katy who?

    Can we please work on the racial divide in this country that make people think blackface is okay? I think black people would not take such an offense to a little gentle ribbing if racism wasn't so hateful. Wasn't so "IN OUR FACES" like WTF are you going to do about it.

  • Gloria

    *DEEP SIGH*

    ............

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Chile please...the uglazz shoe shoulda never been put on the shelf to begin with!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5a16feb7886870b58e876a7ffc6b264e7419e743bb55ec579123b82d4a427799.gif

  • CookieMobster

    This is just so damn RIDICULOUS. I wish folks would get over their dam self in 2019.

  • hi-liter

    Shits should have never been created. Looks like an African mask.

  • Panther Charleston

    Omg. This too. Everyone needs to damn stop. Everything isn't racial. Damn! And folks need to stop worrying about what other people doing and just be the best gotdamn black person they can be. Damn.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    White people are asking for it and I mean hard.

  • Mielle Downey

    This is really sad . If the shoe looked like a kkk hood all the liberals would want to vote for it. Like really get over yourselves. It like playing connect the dots and see if you can recognize this black face now. It effing shoes for Gods sake. This is why we can't get a head liberals are too busy living in thier feelings to get a damn life.

  • Mielle Downey

    You made a very good point we as black people in America are so far removed from our culture. They actually wear thier black face mask and wear them proud.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Navybeans95

    Everything is racist nowadays...SMH... hideous taste...don't want a damn face on my shoes...

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The liberal news media riles Black folk with petty sh*t to distract us. We are the only community they do this to.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Can somebody just email yt twitter or whatever their main hotline is and tell them "Anything black with big red lips is offensive and now that we've told you, moving forward it is considered a direct offense because you have been informed" cause im tired man dayum!

  • Dun Dilly

    No one's boycotting GUCCI. However, IF these country azz rappers want to stop, by All means do.

  • ALLMINE?

    Amen aaaaaaaamen amen..

  • ALLMINE?

    That shoe looks nothing like me.. foh I don't take offense to shit like this.

  • Kanyade

    turrible slipper design is tacky and turrible. that's about it.

  • iWasteTime

    Not the liberal news, the news. Period.

  • SpillyNillie

    The shoe is uglee...PERIODT!

  • Blue

    They just ugly.

  • Blue

    Hahahahaha.

  • Bossy704

    Katy Perry is not racist. These are just some ugly shoes. All her shoes are ugly.

  • MsPam
  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Kanyade

    lord. just opened a new tab. new york times article: "Erykah Badu helped define "wokeness". Now she's a target. Should I read? or should I play on Pinterest until my meeting at 3?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Dem Moore

    I just told my husband last night I dont think Im boycotting Gucci...they really have the best stuff.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I'm more insulted that muffuggas think that this looks like a black person. FOH....

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Play on pintrest like me...lol

  • Kanyade

    lol

  • Kanyade

    i am lol

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Lol

  • iWasteTime

    Play on pinterest!
    Help! I have to the end of March to find colors for the LR and Dining room and I like EVERYTHING !!!

  • Blue

    Hahahaha. Exactly.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    THAAAAAT PAAART!!!!!!!

  • Kanyade

    i'm thinking of trying to a) cook. b) cook a nice buttery shrimp dish 'coz I'm craving shrimp and seafood like a crazy person. Found recipes (and pics) aplenty on Pinterest.

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    I just did a teal green, cream and chocolate...looks fiya..

  • iWasteTime

    What is wack, is when they make shit black face when it isn't.
    This coat is of an actual clown! One the designer has tatted on his arm

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2774b6e4fbf84bbba6b7227b28da7d650355aa75c811ece282398a2d7743c8b6.jpg

  • MsPam

    Please, these clowns are very different.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I had some left over rottiessere chicken, and I want to make some soup using coconut milk and yams I saw in Pinterest . I am going on there now , you have peaked my interest .

  • Sushi

    Ok, more separation of the masses I see. I can't

  • Alextra Ballard

    ReRe,hope you're resting in peace

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Katy Perry is a manufactured (ex) pop star who is not too pretty without make up . I would say she is dumb but she was either smart enough to hire great management and lawyers or she herself was smart enough to negotiate 25 million for American Idol that nobody looks at.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Rich white folks don’t want them , so I guess they thought some. Walmart folks would want them. Not I ... if I woke looked down and saw that on my foot I would curse my foot out.

  • DeeFromLA

    This is why Diversity hiring and recruiting is so important. There are too many of these young YT folks that don't know the history of this country and if they do they get away with playing stupid. These shoes don't bother me but that sweater was a bit much.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Me nor my ancestors ... we would Never.

  • Brooklyn23

    Lmao. I'm mad them shoes are straight up ugly and she should be thumped in the face with them

  • Dr. P

    I'm so sick of these fake woke azz celebs and their sheep. I wish TF I would burn my Gucci because TI's moronic heaux azz says so. FOH. We stay so temporarily mad for nothing.

  • Lianna Wright

    Frankly, I don't see blackface shoes. I see a shoe design that's a cartoon. I doubt the designer had "blackface" in mind. And then they redesigned it to be "white face"....I give up! :)

  • Keyshia Ray

    Yea me too they reaching with this one.

  • Lianna Wright

    Very insightful NYT story, and Eryaka steals the movie What Men want.

  • Kimocha

    EVERYTHING is NOT about being racist... These were just some ugly azz shoes!... That's ALL!... Point Blank!

  • Dr. P

    Exactly, it's a black "colored" shoe with other colors to match. Whew my people can get it wrong so often

  • Topic Influencer

    What is really whack is she wore the coat 5 damn it years ago. IDGAF what it had on it. She could have found herself since then. Nobody knows.

  • http://www.findyournichewithme.com Low E. TUH!

    RUE IS FRENCH FOR STREET OR ROAD RIGHT? ASPHALT IS USUALLY ONE COLOR...MMM

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    I just went back and looked at this shoe and said to myself If I had on this shoe and was feeling foxy https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ea7f62f6e41fe8550e99de7ed06349d80c2044dc487c57cca6f7691bb0e2f94c.jpg
    and looked down at my foot I'd be scared as chit. That is one ugly shoe and does not resemble any black person I know. Not even the ugly ones...and I know more than my fair share of ugly mofos!! IJS!!

  • Topic Influencer

    I didnt give up Pepsi. Hell I am FROM NC. Thats like someone from ATL giving up Coca Cola. I aint give up Shea Moisture. My kid still shops at H & M. Hey. Sue me.

  • Rayne

    I’m back and tired. All of that talking Emily did ? but before I actually had the meeting I made sure to get my $40 I loaned her 2 weeks ago. ? fawk that lol
    Steve was very smart to record the whole thing all the way up to the pulling of the ding a ling. As soon as she started turning red and lieing he played LE TAPE.

    I never saw how her mouth looked closed. Whew! I’m going to an extended lunch today cause hell ???? IM MOFO TI’ED!!!
    BRB ? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/86fa21ea1424e8079c63d81229f7a625bd57bbda2eaf95e43329160530531c4a.gif

  • Mielle Downey

    Not all but some of the american blacks and their leaders have their heads stuck in the sand because they are not the gate keepers of black culture. Mask are worn as a sign of pride and respect to their ancestors. Note to Americans you don't own black culture get a life and stop feeling your self so much.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e23f398cf1579373edb83c15e2b4dd3188ddb524470306db2284b7f8fc2d8027.jpg

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Dr. P

    Sue me too. I really think these celebs say shyt to garner attention. True thirst buckets. And I was in H & M yesterday lol

  • Mielle Downey

    how so, have you ever seen an African mask? do you know the meaning behind them? American blacks don't own black culture.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    LMAOOOO!!!!! NOOoooo not a kitten heel!!!! That is a hot damn mess!!!!

  • Mielle Downey

    The symbol on the Gucci could easily be a voodoo doll.

  • Rayne

    And I still wouldn’t buy them unless they are on sale at the thrift stores on Wednesday. FOH!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Mielle Downey

    I hope the Africans rain on all the Americans parade. You have no culture or identity so stop it with the ish. That symbol could be a damn voodoo symbols or an African mask.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Be careful. That last mask resembles blackface. You might get fonted to death. ?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Does that baby have gold teeth?

  • Dun Dilly

    Not me. My Gucci boots fly AF. I whole heartedly accept their apology. LOL

  • MsSapphire9800

    LAWD...Here we go again...why not send a Public Annoucement to all designers and future designers..."DO NOT MAKE ANYTHING WITH A BLACK FACE AND RED LIPS." So we can move on to more positive things...all of sudden TI and others who has gave these white designers billions wants to be conscious now...I am done. Do they think I am going to get rid of my Gucci perfume my mom gave me before she past. NO NO NO.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    One UGLY A$$ shoe is ALL I got???

  • Mielle Downey

    What about African culture you don't speak for them. They wear their mask proudly. Who made black american descendant of slaves the preserver of black culture?

  • MsSapphire9800

    Damn Momma June was ugly as hell.

  • Mielle Downey

    The need to respect other African cultures. We as american are stuck in a bubble. So uncultured.

  • MsSapphire9800

    What...my comment has nothing to do with what you are talking about...I said Designers and we all know that these designers are white...Thank You

  • Ryan

    Oh no, I can't see it. Blocked them a long time ago. LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    a hot azz mess

  • leapyearpisces

    LMAO!!! YOU KNOW it does!!!! Uglass mules ALWAYS have uglass kitten heels (or the block heel)..LOL

  • leapyearpisces

    and she STILL IS!

  • MJF

    So we moved on from boycotting Superbowl to this? Ok, I'll wait for 2 weeks for ya'll to be wearing designer again because just last week everyone was watching Superbowl. I hate the fakeness that's why I don't join or associate with ANY causes!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    EXACTLY LOLOLOLOL

  • TheOwley

    It's like we are seeing ghosts and spies behind every light pole,

  • Rayne

    Lmao my my my ???

  • Rayne

    I taught him to do that. You know how the hire ups talk to you when nobody is around. I still record ppl talking shit to me. It’s a habit on the job.

  • Rayne

    Looks like silver caps

  • Dr. P
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Taught him well bew !!!

  • Kanyade

    hadn't seen the movie yet. most likely will rent it.

  • missmiami305
  • Kayke

    I’ve already decided years ago to stop giving yt people my money so I’m always on board. I do wish we, as a collective, were more dedicated to being the change we want to happen.

  • Renee26

    Whew.... He recorded it. She was very brazen

  • MJF

    Lmao the Gucci perfume part made me chuckle

  • Jethro
  • Logan Roberts

    Thank u, next.

  • MsSapphire9800

    I am being honest ...my mother gave all 6 of her daugther..Guilty by Gucci for Christmas..and past away in Feb....I never liked the smell but I will always cherish it...because I will never recieve another gift from her.

  • MsSapphire9800

    I could win the Lottery...I would tell these 8 crazy wht dude 3 asian and 1 token brother to go he.l.l and never look back...I can't wait till get out of here today...They have all worked my nerves today.

  • MrsSpice1

    Hmm they look like her to me...*snickers* ??

  • the guest

    Who dreams up these designs? Like what kind of mind puts a face with large bright red lips on a black shoe given the history of the US? These are major worldwide corporations who are meticulous about everything. There is no way these are simple oversights. These are deliberate covert and subliminal racist slights.

  • Rayne

    I told him too . It seems like when management isn’t around ppl get out of their bodies. So to protect yourself and your job sometimes we have to resort to this. Of course I looked at the video and had to “be” disgusted honey she was finna pull it off and go home with it. (It was kinda long ?)

  • Renee26

    Daaaaamn! I wanna see now ? you know Imma dack watcher

  • Chicagowise

    They know what they are doing. This is deliberate.

  • Queen B

    Well white designers dont get a pass to capitalize off my ancestors....it still doesn't make it okay

  • jujumanji

    I'm sorry. Black face or not these shoes are just fxcking ugly. Pull them for that. Katy Perry been problematic though so what's new?

  • Mielle Downey

    The Kardashian colonizers have capitalizing off of our features and famous men and get a pass so what you really saying?

  • TwitterFingerz

    Those are some ugly azz shoes

  • BloodBlood

    They ugly anyways

  • Rayne

    I am too shidd. My professional azz was “disgusted” today tho ???

  • MrsHBC

    Exactly! They knew exactly what they were doing.

  • http://www.id820534.sexylfx.website Readytochokemothernatureout

    It's amazing some of the ugly arse ish folks peddle and folks lap it up because of a name.

  • Allihave2say

    America has gone from "Mr. Gorbachev tear this wall down" to fighting to put a wall up in America.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NjNL4Nsa4Q
    How did we really get here? Where will we go from here?

  • Allihave2say

    Malcom X had to learn this because he himself was a man who craved white women until he went to prison.

  • Allihave2say

    Wise one what's done in the dark comes to light. Some things have been in the open but people's eyes were wide open shut. They didn't want to truth. Look at how many black artists have promoted and supported Gucci. I remember when Gucci began to decline and black rappers made them relevant and all incoming black entertainers in music, tv, movies etc aspired to wear it as a symbol of their wealth. Meanwhile Gucci has NEVER come forward as a supporter of black folks.

    These are important discussions right now because WE must stop overspending, particularly by those who don't care for us. It is important because Collin K stood against the brutal racially motivated killings of blacks and all these brands stood in silence against him because he kneeled in support of life.

  • Allihave2say

    TI said he spends "7 figures/year" on Gucci. That's stupidity at it's finest. These folks don't need a memo on right and wrong. They said decades ago Gloria Vanderbilt (Anderson Cooper's Mom), Tommy Hilfiger, Liz Claiborne and others stated they didn't make clothes for us. Meanwhile FUBU For Us By Us was rerouted and trashed by large department stores. They excluded blacks from fashion week and big brand department stores.

    The reason the prices were so high was to make it too high for minorities to afford to wear, but here we came. The reason the rich stated the no white after Labor Day rule wasn't about the sun but it was a code they used to identify the rich from the fronts. Zara, Moschino & Versace use codes in their stores for blacks. Anytime you have flash money or a credit card to shop in store that others walk in freely you need to rethink your life's journey.

  • cGOmez

    Those shoes needed to be NOT PULLED but YANKED from the shelves and thrown in the trash ! they don't even make cheap ass dollar store slippers that got damn ugly!!!!

  • cGOmez

    Her whole line is ugly ...why didn't she just make some itchy ass cosmetics or some funky ass perfume like everyone else ??

  • Jussjess25

    Auntie yes they do.. what the hell are you looking at? These designers steady tryna be funny . Smdh

  • Queen B

    There yall go always bringing up the Kardashians lol that's apples and oranges....love is love so it doesn't matter who they're dating. I don't see how they are misappropriating black culture....they're stylish and fashionistas so when did that translate to black culture?

  • Pamela

    African masks are beautiful. It is a shame when anything that represents Africa and it's people is attacked and vilified by the same people that have African DNA flowing through their blood. Self hatred is indeed tragic.

  • Pamela

    Block her/him.

  • Pamela

    So sorry for the loss of your Mom.

  • jujumanji

    Nope I've actually seen guys that look like this. Ironically they got the boot. #hifiveifucaughtthepun

  • The Chosen 1.

    Thrift store bound

  • The Chosen 1.

    Exactly. But I still wouldn't have bought those shoes.

  • Ebony Starr

    Did anyone see the story with the black football player and his friends ( who were in relationships with white woman) toasting to " more light skinned kids"?
    https://twitter.com/B1ackSchefter/status/1094448847068254208

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Brand Publicity!

    They knew these shoes would be pulled!

    These sort of marketing ploys are targeting whites, racists with “snob appeal” to show their unspoken alliance.

    Katy Perry was such a big Hillary Clinton supporter, she was pandering to Trump supporters, on the subliminal!

    Focus groups told them what they needed to know!

  • oshh16

    I tried on a diff pair of Katy Perry shoes last year because the style was cute but the fit was horrid. Very poorly constructed. L. A.M.B they were not cause Gwen shoes and booties were the sh*t!!! Style, fit, quality A +.

  • SpiceGirl

    Them shits ugly! And yeah....lol...I said it just like....that!

  • SweetTEE

    I saw that mess. How sad it must be to hate your skin so much, that you refuse to have beautiful babies that look like you. That mess almost made me cry.

  • chaisun

    Yeah with an overtly racist family and upbringing full of pro confederate supporters. She’s the same way but somehow she’s allowed doubt. We all know white women millennials can’t be racist because their best friends are black and they dated a black guy in college.

  • chaisun

    African Americans are world culture. Close to 80% of white
    Americans feel we set the standard for trends. That goes for everyone else. We are everything to everyone even you. If not you people wouldn’t be so obsessed and pressed to prove otherwise.

  • the guest

    It doesn’t look like a black person. It looks like the Al Jolson minstrel show faces with the bugged eyes against painted black skin. The nose is a wide triangle. The lips large and red like some of the old minstrel black dolls. The shoe looks nothing like black people. It looks like historic racist misrepresentations of blacks. Passive racism is the most deadly.

  • Mielle Downey

    Thanks for making my point now go back and stick you head in the sand. There is whole country of black people that would beg to differ and they are way more cultured than you since they have actual traditions passed down from their black ancestors and not their whyte slave masters.

  • the guest

    There are people who think racism would end if everyone was biracial.

  • Allihave2say

    Welcome to the New World Order of Niggerdumb. We are so thankful these white women took these self hate race rats out of our hair. We don't have to be bothered with them beating us because they hate the color of skin their mommas were born in. Just make sure that we are not buying any products they endorse. Email and tweet their sponsors.

  • Dainese

    How is it BLACKFACE, with blue eyes? This is a reach. But, go off. She has different colors too. But again, the eyes are blue. And the lips are thin. And they are ugly.

  • Panther Charleston

    ??????