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Katy Perry's 'Blackface' shoes pulled from Walmart/Dillard's

Oct 25, 2017
4,989
#53
I am really not surprised that Katy Perry is involved in this. The only person I would be less surprised about being involved in something like this is Miley Cyrus.
 
Nov 5, 2018
50
#56
I never see these fucking products

I don’t believe any of this blackface stuff is on accident. The first picture we see is always their promo shots and no one on twitter just finding this out on some random trip to the mall
 

L Thammy

Spacenoid
Member
Oct 25, 2017
12,844
#58
Okay, I think I get people doing blackface. I don't agree with it at all, but I feel like I understand whatever is going through their minds when they decide to do it.

I don't get why fashion designers seem to keep doing it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,382
San Francisco
#62
When can we agree it's trolling at this point?
I'm becoming increasingly convinced its intentional and for publicity. Enough plausible deniability to get out unharmed but gets shit tons of people arguing over it from left and right overTwitter. Especially during this month. Cashing in on outrage and counter outrage.
 
Oct 25, 2017
840
#63
How you gona go and make a shoe racist?
Malcolm: A decent human does not turn a blind eye to racism. He does not impulsively design products that knowingly or unknowingly promote age old prejudices. It is a person who has no discipline, no restraint, and who has purchased his power in the form of a fugly product line. And that is why you think that to build a shoe is simple.

Katy Perry: It was simple.

Malcolm: Then why did it go wrong?
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,339
#66
Is Katy Perry known to be a racist or something?
She's been known to unabashedly appropriate culture, especially in music videos. More often than not it comes off in poor taste but the public doesn't care after a month. Look up the videos for Dark Horse and Roar, those are the ones I remember people getting the most angry over.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,407
#69
There's zero chance no one noticed this in production. In fact, there is a much greater chance that everyone noticed it and no one cared.

Fucking hell.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,394
#74
We've got the sweater and we've got the shoes. All we need are some blackface pants and we can totally coordinate our wardrobes!
 
Oct 25, 2017
840
#77
There's zero chance no one noticed this in production. In fact, there is a much greater chance that everyone noticed it and no one cared.

Fucking hell.
At least one person had to bring it up. And that person’s higher up probably said something like, “Hmmm. Eh, well, it’s not a really big deal. That isn’t the intent of the design, and we have a white one too, same look; so it’s not racist. Oh and please don’t bring it up again.”
 
Oct 25, 2017
840
#83
Not surprised her shoes are that tacky and hideous (even without the blackface) when she dressed like this to the Grammys last night.

This is sooo unflattering and doesn’t even look very creative. Clearly she needs some guidance when it comes to fashion. Not that I can talk lol.
 
Oct 25, 2017
4,490
#85
Even if you hand waved the racism these things are hideous looking. Who would wear that?

edit: Seems we all have this question.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,008
#88
Who ever designed these was fucking high as a God damned kite.

Blackface aside, how Katy Perry agreed to these designs is beyond me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,739
#89
I know people who buy their clothes at Walmart aren't always the most fashionably inclined, but this is a little much.
 

Koo

Member
Dec 10, 2017
1,519
#91
I was going to inquire why these places can't hire at least 1 POC to oversee shit like this. But judging by the design I'm not sure they hired anyone. Looks like some kid's horrifying art project at best.
I don't get why people are doing this. I almost feel like it's for the publicity since they know they'll eventually pull whatever it is that's causing controversy.
There is some truth to this. Like how Nivea keeps putting out racist ads and acting all surprised every time. You'd think if you got caught once doing something like that, you'd make damn sure every ad was triple checked. But they've done this dozens of times; so there has to be some sort of free publicity thing they get out of it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,660
#93
How dumb are these people? Never mind the fact that the shoes are fucking hideous whether you're aware of uhhh history or not
 
May 8, 2018
974
#95
Before clicking this I was thinking how do they even make a blackface shoe. Then I clicked and saw they just literally did it. What a idiotic design.
 
Oct 25, 2017
209
#97
This has to be intentional at this point. I now know that a Katy Perry shoe line exists, so mission accomplished I guess.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,241
Aside from the blackface, who the hell is going to wear this?

Sometimes I wonder if celebs think people will wear just about anything as long as their name is printed on it. Sadly it's probably true.