The singer’s eponymous fashion brand is pulling some of its shoes from sale following concerns that the footwear appears to resemble blackface, TMZ is reporting.
The items, known as "Rue Face Slip On Loafers" and "Ora Face Block Heel Sandals,” are reportedly part of a larger footwear line featuring faces on the tops of the shoes.
"In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes,” the source stated.
A representative for Katy Perry’s fashion brand was not immediately available to comment.
In addition to Perry’s, other fashion brands, too, have come under scrutiny in recent months for releasing items that have been likened to blackface, including a Gucci sweater which included a collar that could be pulled up over the mouth and featured large red lips, and a collection of Prada figurines which had been called out for their resemblance to racist caricatures.