Katy Perry has made a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s most stylish A-listers, but her latest trend garnered more anger than praise.
A pair of shoes recently revealed by the “I Kissed A Girl” singer’s fashion line features a face with red lips and blue eyes on top of black leather.
Twitter users soon slammed the footwear as “ignorant” and “ugly.”
So Katy Perry has a blackface shoe and Gucci has a blackface turtleneck. I’m trying to figure out why they’re both acting clueless as to how this happened. pic.twitter.com/jb0ORPARgm
— will (@around329) February 12, 2019
It didn’t take long for Perry, 34, to address the scandal, telling BBC in a statement: “I was saddened when it was brought to my attention that it was being compared to painful images reminiscent of blackface. Our intention was never to inflict any pain. We have immediately removed them.”
The chaos came hours after Perry was blasted for allegedly trying to upstage Dolly Parton in her bizarre 2019 Grammy Awards tribute.
“Katy tried to make it her own. It was Dolly’s night to shine, and Katy should have respected that,” a backstage production insider exclusively told Radar. “Katy said she was just trying to stand out, and she didn’t want to be just another background singer for Dolly. But that is what she was there to do!”
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