23 C
Mangalore
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Home Fit & Fun Entertainment Katy Perry's fashion line under fire

Katy Perry’s fashion line under fire

Spread the love

Katy Perry’s fashion line under fire

Los Angeles: Singer Katy Perry was slammed on social media for designing shoes which resembled ‘blackface’ imagery.

The shoes in question were black ‘Rue Face Slip On Loafers’ and ‘Ora Face Block Heel Sandals’ that have cut-out faces, red lips, big blue eyes and a triangular nose on the top, reports hollywoodreporter.com.

Social media users have compared the shoes to “blackface make-up”. One user even cited that “ignorance is never a fashion statement”.

Following the backlash, the shoes were pulled out from the stores.

Perry and Global Brands Group issued the statement saying they did not have any intention to inflict any pain.

“The Rue and The Ora were part of a collection that was released last summer in 9 different colorways (black, blue, gold, graphite, lead, nude, pink, red, silver) and envisioned as a nod to modern art and surrealism.

“I was saddened when it was brought to my attention that it was being compared to painful images reminiscent of blackface. Our intention was never to inflict any pain. We have immediately removed them from Katy Perry Collections,” it read.


Spread the love

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of www.mangalorean.com or any employee thereof. www.mangalorean.com is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of www.mangalorean.com to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at  info@mangalorean.com. Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here

Members Login

Obituary

Congratulations