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Katy Perry's fashion brand pulls shoes over the blackface scandal



Katy Perry's fashion brand comes on fire for some patterns some fans feel are similar to blackface.

On Monday, after a rising scream, the company pulled two types of options from its line: Rue Face slip on loafer and Ora Face block heel sandal, according to USA Today . The shoes come in black, gold and beige and sell for $ 129.

Of course, it's the black option that has taken the world by the fashion world and beyond. It has lips, a nose and applications that look like eyes on the bucket top. Although the shoe is no longer available on the Perry label website, it is still available from resellers like Forever 21.

ET has reached out to the singer's rep for comments.

The troubled shoe design arrives as Virginia is facing a blown-out crisis because Governor Ralph Northam admitted he was carrying blackface during his medical school duties. Also, state lawyer general secretary Mark Herring admitted wearing blackface to a party when he was 19, according to BBC .

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FLORENCE, ITALY – JUNE 18: Katy Perry represents backstage before the Moschino Show during 88 Pitti Uomo on June 18, 2015 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images)

INDIO, CA – APRIL 12: Mia Moretti (2ndL) and Katy Perry (C) with guests in the VIP arena during Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2015 – Weekend 1 at Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray / Getty Images for Coachella)

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 26: Singer Katy Perry takes a self-help with fans in the screening of EPIX's Katy Perry: The Prismatic World Tour at Theater at Ace Hotel Downtown LA on 26 March 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt / Getty Images)

American singer Katy Perry takes place on the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on March 9, 2015 as part of her Prismatic World Tour. AFP PHOTO / ANP / FERDY DAMMAN – The Netherlands Out – (Photo Credit to Read Ferdy Damman / AFP / Getty Images)

PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 08: (LR) Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Katy Perry go on the Givenchy show as part of Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall / Winter 2015/2016 March 8, 2015 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 08: Singer Katy Perry attends the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt / Getty Images)

GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 01: Singer Katy Perry performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Half Time Show at the University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Tom Pennington / Getty Images)

GLENDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 01: Actor Katy Perry Performs on Stage During Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Half Time Show at the University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christopher Polk / Getty Images)

PHENIX, AZ – JANUARY 29: Singer Katy Perry talks during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLIV Half Time Show Press Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center on January 29, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Mike Lawrie / Getty Images)

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – NOVEMBER 26: Katy Perry takes a self-help with fans at the 28th Annual ARIA Awards 2014 at Star on November 26, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse / Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, JULY – JULY 31: (AFP OUT) Singer Katy Perry takes place during a concert reminiscent of the special Olympic Games with US President Barack Obama, not in the picture, in the state dining room The White House on July 31, 2014 in Washington, DC The Special Olympic Movement was founded in 1968 by Eunice Kennedy Shriver and has grown to more than 4.4 million athletes in 170 countries. (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool / Getty Images)

Pop star Katy Perry arrives on June 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, for an announcement where she is about to lift staples to make amends hands, celebrate and support teachers for one philanthropic effort during the back-to-school season. In addition to donating $ 1 million to DonorsChoose.org, Staples will sponsor the North American leg of Katy Perry's Prismatic World Tour, which starts in Raleigh, North Carolina on June 22. AFP PHOTO / Frederic J. BROWN (Photo Credit to read FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / Getty Images)

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – JULY 04: In this handout photo from Disney Parks, singer Katy Perry poses with Minnie Mouse and Mickey Mouse at Disney Studios at Walt Disney World Resort July 4th. 2014 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Katy Perry, who sang the song "Firework", visited Walt Disney World Resort on the US Independence Day during a break in her global "Prismatic" concert tour. (Photo by Chloe Rice / Disney Parks via Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 18: Katy Perry attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 on an Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey / Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 27: Recording artist Katy Perry performs on stage during "The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on January 27, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images for NARAS)

NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 04: Singer Katy Perry attends Betsey Johnson 2008 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2008 at the Bryant Park tent on February 4, 2008 in New York City . (Photo by Stephen Lovekin / Getty Images for IMG)

CULVER CITY, CA – MAY 30: Singer Katy Perry performs on stage during the capture of Spike TV's 2nd Annual "Guys Choice" award held at Sony Studios on 30 May 2008 in Culver City, California. The exhibition will fly on June 22, 2008 at 10:00 ET / PT on Spike TV. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 17: The musician Katy Perry attends Katy Perry's "One of the Boys" record release party at Capitol Records on June 17, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant / Getty Images for EMI Music)

NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 05: Katy Perry arrives at Bryant Park during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week spring 2008 on September 5, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Katy Winn / Getty Images for IMG)

LOS ANGELES – MAY 5: Singer Katy Perry arrives at H.D. Buttercup Grand Opening Celebrity Treasure Hunt at H.D. Buttercup at Helms Bakery Building May 5, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Phil McCarten / Getty Images)

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 27: Singer Katy Perry arrives at The Abbey / Esquire Magazine "The Envelope Please" Oscar Viewing Party on February 27, 2005 at The Abbey in West Hollywood, California . (Photo by Amanda Edwards / Getty Images)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – FEBRUARY 23: Singer Katy Perry during the Jimmy Choo Annual Oscar Collection Preview and Tea at the Peninsula Hotel on February 23, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards / Getty Images)

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL – SEPTEMBER 24: Singer Katy Perry plays live at Arena Allianz Parque on September 25, 2015 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Photo by Daniel Vorley / Getty Images)




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Before Perry's shoes came on fire, Gucci encountered his own black crisis when it was discovered that one of his turtlenecks was heavily resembling the blackface . It was removed from their inventory after the issue arose and Gucci has then released a statement.

" Gucci apologizes for the crime caused by the wool balaclava jumper ," they wrote. "We can confirm that the item has been immediately removed from our online store and all physical stores … We believe that diversity is a fundamental value for being fully upheld, respected and at the forefront of every decision we make."

Yet, the filmmaker Spike Lee, rapper TI and more have demanded a boycott on Gucci products.

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NEW YORK, NY – JULY 09: (Exclusive coverage; Editorial use only) Katy Perry performs on stage during "Prismatic World Tour" Madison Square Garden July 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 24: (Exclusive coverage; Editorial use only) Katy Perry performs on stage during the "Prismatic World Tour" at Verizon Center on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 09: (Exclusive coverage; Editorial use only) Katy Perry performing on stage during "Prismatic World Tour" at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City . (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 09: (Exclusive coverage; Editorial use only) Katy Perry performs on stage during "Prismatic World Tour" at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City . (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 09: (Exclusive coverage; Editorial use only) Katy Perry performs on stage during "Prismatic World Tour" at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City . (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 09: (Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs on stage during the "Prismatic World Tour" at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 09: (Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs on stage during the "Prismatic World Tour" at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 09: (Exclusive coverage; Editorial use only) Katy Perry performs on stage during "Prismatic World Tour" at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City . (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 24: (Editorial Use Only) Katy Perry performs on stage during the "Prismatic World Tour" at Verizon Center on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 09: (Exclusive coverage; Editorial use only) Katy Perry performs on stage during "Prismatic World Tour" at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City . (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 09: (Exclusive coverage; Editorial use only) Katy Perry performs on stage during "Prismatic World Tour" at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City . (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 09: (Exclusive coverage; Editorial use only) Katy Perry performing on stage during "Prismatic World Tour" at Madison Square Garden on July 9, 2014 in New York City . (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 24: (Exclusive coverage; Editorial use only) Katy Perry performs on stage during the "Prismatic World Tour" at the Verizon Center on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 24: (Exclusive coverage; Editorial use only) A dancer performs on stage during the "Prismatic World Tour" at the Verizon Center on June 24, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

RALEIGH, NC – JUNE 22: (Exclusive coverage; Editorial use only) Katy Perry performs on stage during the "Prismatic World Tour" at PNC Arena on June 22, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Kevin Mazur / WireImage)

BEIJING, CHINA – JANUARY 11: (CHINA UT) Singer Katy Perry performs on stage in Infiniti Concert at National Indoor Stadium on January 11, 2014 in Beijing, China. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress / ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

Katy Perry plays during Kids Inaugural Concert at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, Saturday, January 19, 2013. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune / MCT via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 10: Singer Katy Perry takes place on stage at this year's MusiCares Year Personality Tribute to Paul McCartney held at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 10, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt / Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – SEPTEMBER 23: Singer Katy Perry performs on stage during a concert in Rock in Rio Festival on September 23, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rock in Rio Festival returns to Brazil after ten years. (Photo by Buda Mendes / LatinContent / Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 5: Katy Perry performs under the North American leg of her "California Dreams Tour 2011" at the NOKIA Theater LA LIVE on August 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kristian Dowling / Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 5: Katy Perry plays under the North American leg of her "California Dreams Tour 2011" at the NOKIA Theater LA LIVE on August 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kristian Dowling / Getty Images)

TAMPA, FL – JUNE 10: Katy Perry performed under the North American leg of her "California Dreams Tour 2011" at St. Pete Times Forum June 10, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Kristian Dowling / Getty Images)

ORLANDO, FL – JUNE 9: Katy Perry is performing under the North American leg of her "California Dreams Tour 2011" at UCF Arena on June 9, 2011 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Kristian Dowling / Getty Images)

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – MARCH 17: Katy Perry performs her "California Dreams Tour" at Hammersmith Apollo on March 17, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Lupine / Redferns)

Katy Perry is performed during the Y100 Jingle Ball at BankAtlantic Center on December 11, 2010 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by John Parra / FilmMagic)

Katy Perry performs on stage during the Z100's Jingle Ball 2010, presented by H & M at Madison Square Garden on December 10, 2010 in New York.

Katy Perry performs 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball 2010 at the Nokia Theater LA Live on December 5, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Singer Katy Perry performs on stage during "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" presented by USO at MCAS Miramar on December 3, 2010 in Miramar, California. "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" concert event will be broadcast on Sunday 5 December at 21:00 ET / PT on VH1.

Singer Katy Perry performs on stage during "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" presented by USO at MCAS Miramar on December 3, 2010 in Miramar, California. "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" concert event will be broadcast on Sunday 5 December at 21:00 ET / PT on VH1.

Singer Katy Perry performs on stage during "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" presented by USO at MCAS Miramar on December 3, 2010 in Miramar, California. "VH1 Divas Salute the Troops" concert event will be shown on Sunday 5 December at 21:00 ET / PT on VH1.

Katy Perry retires from Club Nokia on November 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. [19659076] Singer Katy Perry performs at GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live !! rehearsals at Club Nokia on November 30, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 10: Singer Katy Perry retires during Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2010 on Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by George Napolitano / FilmMagic)

NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 10: Singer Katy Perry retires in 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo / Getty Images)

NEW YORK – AUGUST 27: Singer Katy Perry performs at Splash Bar on August 27, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Ben Hider / FilmMagic)

Katy Perry performs at the world premiere of Volkswagen's new Jetta compact then in Times Square on June 15, 2010 in New York.

CHELMSFORD, UNITED KINGDOM – AUGUST 23: Katy Perry takes place on 4 Music Stage on day 2 of V Festival on August 23, 2009 at Hylands Park in Chelmsford, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein / Getty Images)

MIAMI BEACH, FL – AUGUST 01: Katy Perry performs for fans at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on August 1, 2009 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by John Parra / WireImage)

TODAY – Air Date 07/24/2009 – Formed: Katy Perry performs at the Rockefeller Plaza for "Toyota Concert Series" on July 24, 2009 (Photo by Virginia Sherwood / NBC / NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

ANAHEIM, CA – DECEMBER 06: Singer Katy Perry takes place on KIIS FM Jingle Ball 2008 at the Honda Center on December 6, 2008 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John Shearer / WireImage)




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