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The shoes had been attacked on social media, where singer Masika Kalysha reportedly posted a photo of the designs on Instagram, asking, "We just gonna let Katy Perry slide?"

Pop star Katy Perry is pulling shoes from her fashion collection after the designs were called out for resembling blackface.

The Ora Face Block Heel and Rue Face Slip-On Loafers come in black and beige.

Sources connected to Katy tell us these specific shoes are just part of an entire line of shoes she's designed and released ... and they were never meant to be offensive.

Fashion designer Dapper Dan released a statement on Gucci and Prada's previous Blackface designs, calling out the brands who need to hold responsibility for their offensive designs.

Today, Katy Perry is under fire for releasing a pair of mules and a high-heeled sandal that feature bright red lips and eyes on a black background.

"The frustration isn't just that the pieces evoke racist imagery but that they were created at all", one Twitter user commented.

Historically, blackface is a form of theatrical make-up used by black people playing white people.

In a statement, Perry, 34, told The Hollywood Reporter she was "saddened" by the comparison and had removed the shoes from sale. According to its website, the shoes in the line are "inspired by Katy's travels, humor and extraordinary imagination" and are "designed 100% by Katy Perry".

Perry apologized for the shoe design, and all of the shoes were immediately removed from stores and the website. The sweater was pulled after criticism from consumers.


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