Thursday, February 14, 2019

Katy Perry Forced To Apologize For ‘Blackface’ Shoes: ‘What is WRONG with you?’

Singer Katy Perry apologized and removed her shoe collection from both Walmart’s and Dillards’ websites amid backlash that it resembled “blackface.” Perry famously stumped for Democrat Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Perry issued this statement on Tuesday: “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.”

Katy Perry: It’s ‘Modern Art’

Perry and her brand management group, Global Brands Group, said they meant no offense with her shoe collection, which was released in 9 different colors “as a nod to modern art and surrealism.”

Sources told TMZ that Katy Perry and her team decided to pull the shoes “in order to be respectful and sensitive” to public outcry.

The shoes, which retailed for $129, featured two blue eyes, a triangular gold nose, and red lips. The black shoes were the ones that set off the racism firestorm.

The blackface imagery has always been controversial, but it has taken on special significance recently after reports surfaced that Virginia’s Democrat governor Ralph Northam may have worn blackface in a 1985 medical school yearbook. Northam denied that the man in the yearbook photo was him, and refuses to resign.

Not surprisingly, Katy Perry was widely slammed over her “blackface” shoes on social media.



Stan B said...

Wow - just WOW. Nobody even knows what "real" blackface looked like - they just see what they want to see, and start hyperventilating.

Bird of Paradise said...

Oh phooie on whining little snowflakes they find everything offends them its plain and simple liberals look at everything that offends them and demand its removal because their all a bunch of Born to Whine Liberals

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