Shoes From Katy Perry Fashion Line Dropped by Walmart Over Blackface Features

The disturbing trend of blackface in designer fashion continued this week, as several pieces in pop star Katy Perry’s shoe line are being pulled from shelves due to minstrel features on the footwear.

Among the shoes being dropped by retailers Dillards and Walmart include a pair of sandals and loafers that feature the same type of large, red lips used for blackface makeup and painted on minstrel figurines.

Last week, the designer fashion giant Gucci was forced to apologize after releasing a turtle neck sweater with sewn on lips that resembled the racist trope. Prada dropped a number of bag accessories last December after critics accused the brand of including minstrel figurines in their products.

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