Katy Perry's fashion label pulls shoes over blackface scandal

 aol.com  2/12/2019 4:11:32 PM   AOL Staff

Katy Perry’s fashion label is coming under fire for some designs that some fans feel resembles blackface.

On Monday, following a rising outcry, the songstress’ company pulled two types of options from their line: the Rue Face slip-on loafer and the Ora Face block-heel sandal, according to USA Today. The shoes come in black, gold and beige and sell for $129.

Of course, it’s the black option that has caught the ire of the fashion world and beyond. It features lips, a nose and appliqués which look like eyes on the top of the shoe. Although the shoe is no longer available on Perry’s label’s site, it’s still available at retailers like Forever 21.

ET has reached out to singer's rep for comment.

The troubling shoe design arrives as Virginia faces a full-blown crisis due to Governor Ralph Northam’s admission that he wore blackface during his medical school days. Also, the state’s attorney general, Mark Herring admitted to wearing blackface to a party when he was 19, according to the BBC.

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FLORENCE, ITALY - JUNE 18: Katy Perry poses backstage prior to the Moschino show during the 88 Pitti Uomo on June 18, 2015 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Mia Moretti (2ndL) and Katy Perry (C) with guests in the VIP arena during the 2015 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival - Weekend 1 at The Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Coachella)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 26: Singer Katy Perry takes a selfie with fans at the screening of EPIX's 'Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour' at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on March 26, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
US singer Katy Perry performs at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, on March 09, 2015 as part of her Prismatic World Tour. AFP PHOTO/ANP/FERDY DAMMAN - netherlands out - (Photo credit should read Ferdy Damman/AFP/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH 08: (L-R) Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2015/2016 on March 8, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Singer Katy Perry attends The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards at the STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Singer Katy Perry performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 01: Recording artist Katy Perry performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 29: Singer Katy Perry speaks during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIV Halftime Show Press Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center on January 29, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 26: Katy Perry takes a selfie with fans at the 28th Annual ARIA Awards 2014 at the Star on November 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 31: (AFP OUT) Singer Katy Perry performs during a concert commemorating the Special Olympics with U.S. President Barack Obama, not pictured, in the State Dining Room of the White House on July 31, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)
Pop star Katy Perry arrives on June 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, for an announcement where she is teaming up Staples to 'Make Roar Happen', celebrating and supporting teachers for a philanthropic effort during the back-to-school season. Besides donating $1 million to DonorsChoose.org, Staples will sponsor the North American leg of Katy Perrys Prismatic World Tour, which starts in Raleigh, North Carolina on June 22. AFP PHOTO/Frederic J. BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - JULY 04: In this handout photo provided by Disney Parks, singer Katy Perry poses with Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse at Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort on July 4, 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Katy Perry, who sang the hit song 'Firework,' visited Walt Disney World Resort on U.S. Independence Day during a break in her global 'Prismatic' concert tour. (Photo by Chloe Rice/Disney Parks via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18: Katy Perry attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 at one Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Recording artist Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles' at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS)
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 04: Singer Katy Perry attends the Betsey Johnson 2008 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at The Tent at Bryant Park on February 4, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for IMG)
CULVER CITY, CA - MAY 30: Singer Katy Perry performs onstage during the taping of Spike TV's 2nd Annual 'Guys Choice' Awards held at Sony Studios on May 30, 2008 in Culver City, California. The show airs on June 22, 2008 at 10PM ET/PT on Spike TV. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 17: Musician Katy Perry attends the Katy Perry record release party for 'One of the Boys' at Capitol Records on June 17, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for EMI Music)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 05: Katy Perry arrives in Bryant Park during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008 on September 5, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Katy Winn/Getty Images for IMG)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 5: Singer Katy Perry arrives at the H.D. Buttercup Grand Opening Celebrity Treasure Hunt at the H.D. Buttercup at the Helms Bakery Building May 5, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phil McCarten/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 27: Singer Katy Perry arrives at The Abbey / Esquire Magazine 'The Envelope Please' Oscar Viewing Party on February 27, 2005 at The Abbey in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Singer Katy Perry during the Jimmy Choo annual Oscar Collection Preview and Tea at the Peninsula Hotel on February 23, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 24: Singer Katy Perry performs live at Arena Allianz Parque on September 25, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Daniel Vorley/Getty Images)

Prior to Perry’s shoes coming under fire, Gucci faced a blackface crisis of their own when it was discovered that one of their turtlenecks heavily resembles blackface. It was removed from their inventory after the issue was raised and Gucci has since released a statement.

Gucci deeply apologizes for the offense caused by the wool balaclava jumper,” they wrote. “We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and all physical stores… We consider diversity to be a fundamental value to be fully upheld, respected, and at the forefront of every decision we make.”

Nonetheless, the filmmaker Spike Lee, rapper T.I. and more have called for a boycott on Gucci products.

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NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: (Exclusive Coverage; Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: (Exclusive Coverage; Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at the Verizon Center on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: (Exclusive Coverage; Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: (Exclusive Coverage; Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: (Exclusive Coverage; Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: (Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: (Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: (Exclusive Coverage; Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: (Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at the Verizon Center on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: (Exclusive Coverage; Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: (Exclusive Coverage; Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 09: (Exclusive Coverage; Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: (Exclusive Coverage; Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at the Verizon Center on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 24: (Exclusive Coverage; Editorial Use Only) A dancer performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at the Verizon Center on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
RALEIGH, NC - JUNE 22: (Exclusive Coverage; Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs onstage during 'The Prismatic World Tour' at PNC Arena on June 22, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
BEIJING, CHINA - JANUARY 11: (CHINA OUT) Singer Katy Perry performs on the stage in Infiniti Concert at National Indoor Stadium on January 11, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
Katy Perry performs during the Kids' Inaugural Concert at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., Saturday, January 19, 2013. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Katy Perry performs onstage at the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Paul McCartney held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 23: Singer Katy Perry performs on stage during a concert in the Rock in Rio Festival on September 23, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rock in Rio Festival comes back to Brazil after ten years. (Photo by Buda Mendes/LatinContent/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 5: Katy Perry performs during the North American leg of her 'California Dreams Tour 2011' at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 5: Katy Perry performs during the North American leg of her 'California Dreams Tour 2011' at the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - JUNE 10: Katy Perry performs during the North American leg of her 'California Dreams Tour 2011' at St. Pete Times Forum on June 10, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - JUNE 9: Katy Perry performs during the North American leg of her 'California Dreams Tour 2011' at UCF Arena on June 9, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 17: Katy Perry performs her 'California Dreams' Tour at Hammersmith Apollo on March 17, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns)
Katy Perry performs during the Y100 Jingle Ball at BankAtlantic Center on December 11, 2010 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/FilmMagic)
Katy Perry performs onstage during Z100's Jingle Ball 2010 presented by H&M at Madison Square Garden on December 10, 2010 in New York City.
Katy Perry performs at 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2010 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on December 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Singer Katy Perry performs onstage during 'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' presented by the USO at the MCAS Miramar on December 3, 2010 in Miramar, California. 'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' concert event will be televised on Sunday, December 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on VH1.
Singer Katy Perry performs onstage during 'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' presented by the USO at the MCAS Miramar on December 3, 2010 in Miramar, California. 'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' concert event will be televised on Sunday, December 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on VH1.
Singer Katy Perry performs onstage during 'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' presented by the USO at the MCAS Miramar on December 3, 2010 in Miramar, California. 'VH1 Divas Salute the Troops' concert event will be televised on Sunday, December 5 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on VH1.
Katy Perry performs at Club Nokia on November 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Singer Katy Perry performs at the GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live!! rehearsals at Club Nokia on November 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Singer Katy Perry performs during the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 10: Singer Katy Perry performs during the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - AUGUST 27: Singer Katy Perry performs at the Splash Bar on August 27, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider/FilmMagic)
Katy Perry performs at the world premiere of Volkswagen's new Jetta compact sedan at Times Square on June 15, 2010 in New York City.
CHELMSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM - AUGUST 23: Katy Perry performs on the 4 Music Stage on day 2 of the V Festival on August 23, 2009 at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - AUGUST 01: Katy Perry performs for fans at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on August 1, 2009 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
TODAY -- Air Date 07/24/2009 -- Pictured: Katy Perry performs on Rockefeller Plaza for the 'Toyota Concert Series' on July 24, 2009 (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 06: Singer Katy Perry performs at the 2008 KIIS FM Jingle Ball at Honda Center on December 6, 2008 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage)

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