It is not unusual that superstars often have many balls in the air at the same time. See, for example, on the pop singer Katy Perry (34), she has throughout the career is also driven by, among other philanthropic work, fashion and politics.
"Teenage Dream"singer has among other things designed a special clothing line that has recently published. It contains, among other shoes, since the star is well known for his extravagant footwear. The latest collection fell, however, not in good soil at all.
According to Variety has Perry now seen the need to remove the two pair of moccasins from his latest collection after they have been criticized for being racist.Shoes got fired
The last time have so-called "blackface" made more headlines in both home and abroad. In the united STATES, it is black history month, which is to say that it focused additional on the afroamerikaneres culture and history. Therefore, it is perhaps not so strange that it is easier to point out what you think is racist or cultural appropriasjon right now.DRAWN: This shoe got more "blackface"-accusations, and is now pulled from the market. Photo: the Manufacturer Show more
It has the artist's new shoes experienced. The two skoparene, with the names "Rye Face Slip On Loafers" and "Ora Face Block Heel Sandal", are namely equipped with eyes, nose and mouth. The latter detail, there are several that now have responded to.
the Mouth is large and red, as several believe memories a karikert edition of the skinned people. The shoes comes in both beige and black, but it is only the latter that has received large amounts of criticism.DYREVERN-REBUKE: Singer Katy Perry has moved on this promo she has done for the australian department store Myer. Here comes the star with a seemingly innocent koala-gag, which she is now getting criticism for. Video: Myer / Shutterstock / Editing: Marie Røssland / Dagbladet Show more
Among others, the "Empire"-director Eric Haywood posted a picture of the shoes on Twitter, where he is the eleventh of February drew lines between the shoe and the historic month, the americans now are inside. Several other Twitter users have jumped on.
"Can we just make a rule that people who are not black can't make any product, service or person that contains or uses a combination of "black + face"," writes a user.
Katy Perry 'Blackface' Shoe to be Pulled from Shelves— Kim Crayton
Ok, can we just make this a rule that ANY product, service or person that is NOT Black will NOT create, promote or apply any combination of BLACK + FACE
Can we just make this a thing#causeascenehttps://t.co/5fo3wMKgJp pic.twitter.com/LRFw2bW9BC