This is getting ridiculous.
First it’s a sweater. Now it’s a pair of shoes.
Now, pop star Katy Perry (who, yes, is apparently a fashion designer) is in hot water for selling shoes that evoke — intentionally or not — the racist imagery.
The styles in question — a pair of mules and some high-heeled sandals — feature eyes and big red lips, resembling minstrel makeup.
TMZ reports that retailers Dillards and Walmart will pull the offending styles, though not the whole line, from their stores after facing social media backlash.
The incident comes just days after luxe label Gucci pulled a turtleneck featuring a mouth cover with wide red lips from its website. In December, Prada incited anger with a range of accessories featuring black characters with oversize lips.
The Gucci sweater was a bit more understandable because it was on someone’s face. It was also hideous.
But these are for your feet! How can it be blackface if it’s for your feet?
Just because it's black with a face, doesn't mean it's 'blackface'— TheRealMirCat (@TRMirCat) February 11, 2019
Exactly. This is just stupid blackface absurdity.
Next thing you know liberals are gonna say we can’t show pictures of killer whales because…blackface!