Perry's shoes are being criticized heavily for the resemblance to blackface, but they aren't the only brand to make poor design choices that appear to be racist imagery.
Critics suggest one of Perry's shoe designs resembles blackface, and the singer has been called out by several media outlets for the design.
Many took to Twitter to express their disgust at the design, which they likened to blackface.
The shoes that offended some people were part of a Katy Perry Collection launched last summer which was sold in USA stores such as Dillard's and Walmart. "We have immediately removed them from Katy Perry Collections".More news: Winter storm warning Tuesday
Perry insists on her Katy Perry Collections website that the collection is "Designed 100% by Katy Perry". The designs feature a face with eyes and a nose and exaggerated red lips.
Nevertheless, Perry's line isn't the first fashion label to face controversy for blackface this year. The black one is problematic, because it looks a lot like classic blackface makeup, which the fashion world does not seem to recognizetime and again. Even singer Masika Kalysha is calling for Katy to answer for this, saying on social media ...