The singer's eponymous stamp is criticized over two styles of shoes, some of which claim to have racist imagery.
CNN has turned to Perry for a comment. Perry debuted in 2017 with her whimsical shoes. They are available on their website and through retailers around the world, including Dillard's and Walmart in the United States Beige. The vamps in both styles include the same protruding eyes, nose and full red lips.
The face on the black shoes in both styles drew comparisons to Blackface, the racial make-up practice in which white performers ridiculed enslaved Africans in black-colored Minnesota shows and exaggerated facial features.
Others sarcastically noted that the shoes would go well with a black gucci pullover that also produced blackface.
Prada apologized for monkey-like figures with black faces and big red lips and pledged to withdraw some of the products.
For some, recent fashion trends, paired with a black-face controversy surrounding Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, the timing of Perry's shoes all the more annoying.
On Monday afternoon, images and descriptions of the shoes were replaced by the message: "This item can not be purchased on the Internet." Dillard & # 39; s has not responded to CNN's request.
A Walmart spokesman said these styles of Perry's shoes are never available in stationary stores.
The company did not answer CNN's question as to whether they were sold on its website.