‘Blackface’ is the phenomenon in which white people their face with black paint to black people to look like. The use dates back to the theatre, but is today also. For a large section of the population, it is extremely offensive. It is also the reason why our tradition of Zwarte Piet as much as criticism.also Read Gucci by the material for the " blackface-sweater’
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The shoes of Katy Perry will disappear from the range. It comes to the models ‘Ora Face Block Heel Sandal (with heel) and Rue Face Slip On Loafers’ (without heels). The black shoes had a beige counterpart, but that, too, is off the shelves met. In total, the shoes in nine colors released.
In a statement late Perry know that “it was never the intention to hurt people”: “The shoes were in many colors and were intended as a nod to modern art and surrealism. When I made it clear that they were associated with blackface, I found that very unfortunate, because that was obviously not our intention. We have them right out of production achieved.”Gucci
The controversy comes after a similar incident with fashion brand Gucci, earlier this month. They brought a black sweater with a roll, which on the face could be pulled as a kind of mask. “Terribly inappropriate!” sounded it immediately on social media. “This is just blackface. As iconic fashion company would Gucci a lot of valuable and more sensitive than this.” The conscious jersey is in the meantime also from the stores removed.