People people! We got to start using out heads a little better here. The first thing I saw when seeing these shoes was blackface. But ok, maybe Katy isn’t as woke as some others. Is there no one editing over there???
The pop star recently released a new line of shoes, and two of them — the “Rue Face Slip On Loafers” and “Ora Face Block Heel Sandal” — have sparked outrage for its achingly brutal similarities to the historical “blackface” appearance.
According to TMZ, the shoes won’t be on the shelves for long as a source tells them, “In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes.” (No word on if Virginia’s governor was able to secure a pair before they ceased availability.)
We really have to do better than this. Remember that it’s not about how you intend it, but how it’s perceived.