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Katy Perry has issued an announcement in response to the controversy over designs in her shoe assortment resembling blackface.

The 34-year-old singer has come beneath fireplace in current days for her Rue Face Slip-On Loafers and The Ora Face Block Heel, which have been accessible in each black and beige. The designs each featured eyes, a nostril and lips on them.

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Over the weekend, the designs went viral, with many social media customers posting that the footwear resemble blackface.

Amid the shoe controversy, Perry and World Manufacturers Group, her model administration firm, have issued an apology and the footwear have been faraway from Perry’s assortment web site.

“The Rue and The Ora have been a part of a set that was launched final summer time in 9 completely different colorways (black, blue, gold, graphite, lead, nude, pink, purple, silver) and envisioned as a nod to fashionable artwork and surrealism,” Perry and World inform E! Information in an announcement. “I used to be saddened when it was delivered to my consideration that it was being in comparison with painful photographs paying homage to blackface. Our intention was by no means to inflict any ache. We’ve instantly eliminated them from katyperrycollections.com.”

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“Katy Perry’s imaginative and prescient, eye for element and cheeky spirit give her footwear assortment a definite persona,” the Katy Perry Collections web site states. “Impressed by Katy’s travels, humor and extraordinary creativeness, the footwear mirror her whimsical method in direction of life. Designed 100% by Katy Perry.”

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