The "Rue Face Slip On Loafers" and their high-heeled version, "Ora Face Block Heel Sandal" from the Katy Perry Collections label, have reportedly been pulled from shelves. The shoes are black with a design that mirrors a face with bright red lips, which many have said reflect blackface. The shoes sale for $129, and come in black, gold or beige, according to USA Today. The shoes have been sold at retailers like Dillards, Forever 21 and Lord & Taylor.
"Sources connected to Katy tell us these specific shoes are just part of an entire line of shoes she's designed and released … and they were never intended to be offensive," TMZ first reported. "However, we're told, 'In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes.'"