Katy Perry and her brand management company gave a statement following the concerns that some of her shoe items appeared to be black.
Perry, along with the Global Brands Group, said they were "saddened" in the backlash learning in their fashion line, and confirmed that the shoes had been removed from the sale.
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"Rue and No are part of a collection released last summer in 9 different color shades (black, blue , gold, graphite, lead, nude, pink, red, silver) and see as a tango in modern art and surrealism, "states the statement obtained by The Hollywood Reporter
" I was disappointed when it was brought to my attention this is compared to painful pictures reminiscent of the blackface Our intentions will never imply any illness We are immediately removed from Katy Perry Collections. "
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A source connected to Perry previously confirmed to TMZ that items ̵
Despite the shoes released last summer, One week, one has stated that "ignorance is never a fashion statement," and yet another request to Perry if he is "really serious today . "
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by the overall look of the full line of shoes.
"The most offensive part is how ugly the shoes are," the user tweeted.
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In addition to Perry's, Fashion fashion brands are also under review in recent months for the release of things that are likened on the blackface, including a Gucci sweater that includes a collar that can be pulled into the mouth and features large red lips, and a collection of Prada figurines called for their likeness to racist caricatures.