Katy Perry's controversial 'face' shoes are reportedly going to be pulled from shelves over their resemblance to blackface.
Retailing for $129 per pair at Dillard's and Walmart, the 'Rue Face Slip On Loafers' and 'Ora Face Block Heel Sandal' from Katy Perry Collections feature two eyes, a gold nose, and red lips. The slides come in black or beige while the sandals are available in either black or gold.
It has been reported by TMZ that the shoes are about to be removed from retailers as the 34-year-old singer continues to face scrutiny for the design, which bears a likeness to blackface makeup.
Sources told the site the two shoe styles are part of an entire line that she had designed and released and 'were never intended to be offensive.'
'In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes,' the sources added.
Singer Masika Kalysha called Katy out for the offensive design on Sunday ahead of the Grammys, sharing a photo of a pair of the black 'Rue Face Slip On Loafers' on her Instagram Stories.
'So we just gonna let Katy Perry slide?' she asked.
Others slammed the pop star, with many pointing out that Katy's shoe design is representative of the fashion world's problematic relationship with blackface and cultural appropriation.