Shoes From Katy Perry Fashion Line Dropped by Walmart Over Blackface Features

Perry's eponymous fashion brand is pulling some of its shoes from sale TMZ is reporting

Perry's eponymous fashion brand is pulling some of its shoes from sale TMZ is reporting

As the controversy surrounding Virginia Governor Ralph Northam's blackface photo continues to grow, some items from Katy Perry's fashion line are being yanked from retailers due to their unfortunate resemblance to blackface performers from a minstrel show.

Retailers Dillards and Walmart will pull the offending styles, though not the whole line, from its stores after social media backlash, the Post reported.

Katy Perry's Ora Face block-heel sandal. Both feature two eyes, a nose and red lips.

The singer was called out on the black styles over their similarity to blackface, a racist practice in which white people darkened their skin to represent caricatures of black people.

Sources close to the singer tell TMZ that Katy designed the shoes in question, that is part of an entire line of shoes that were never meant to be offensive.

Katy Perry's Rue Face slip-on loafers. "I am a Black man before I am a brand", he tweeted. "There is no excuse nor apology that can erase this kind of insult". HuffPost reached out to Perry, her brand and Dillard's for comment but did not receive an immediate response.