The shoes were pulled from a number of retailers including Dillards and Walmart.
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". See the shoes below.
Perry posted a photo of the shoes to her Instagram back in August 2018 and received backlash in the comments at that time.
Katy says the shoes, The Rue and The Ora, were "envisioned as a nod to modern art and surrealism".
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Historically, blackface is a form of theatrical make-up used by black people playing white people.
At the time of writing, neither pair of shoes is available on Katy Perry Collections' site nor on Dillard's online, though they were available on Dillard's earlier Monday.
"[Footwear] was a part of me that needed to be carefully created and developed, and I had to weigh a lot of my options", Katy told Footwear News when her joint venture with Global Brands Group launched in 2017. According to Gucci, the top was "immediately removed" from its website and all physical stores. Gucci pulled the sweater and issued an apology on Twitter.
This was just the latest example of the fashion industry sparking outrage with a design that looked like blackface.