Katy Perry's blackface shoes pulled from sale
Tuesday February 12, 2019. 05:00 PM , from BoingBoing
Katy says she is 'saddened' that her design - blue eyes and red lips on black leather - was compared with 'painful images' of blackface by critics online.
The shoes have reportedly also been taken off shelves at US retailers.
Katy says the shoes, The Rue and The Ora, were 'envisioned as a nod to modern art and surrealism'
Note that it isn't an apology, as some reported. It's not even an 'apologize if you felt that way' nonapology. Perry is instead 'saddened' and 'our intention was never to inflict any pain.'
It truly is the year of stupid in the fashion biz:
Ignorance is Never A fashion statement! Apology NOT accepted
Feb, Sat 16 - 03:18 CET