This time the song lyrics do not cause movement. American pop star Katie Perry is the newest high profile designer who is under fire for the sale of goods that some say is causing racist images. The singer "I Kissed A Girl" is crossed over two pairs of black sandals from her own Shoe Collection, which includes geometric eyes, a nose and a pair of bright red lips. Sandals called "Rua and Ora" are available in different colors, including gold, red, silver and naked. Perry insists on her website for Katie Perry's collections that the collection is "Designed 100% by Katie Perry."
Perry is the latest in a string of fashion designers who have been attacked to produce clothing, shoes or accessories that many consumers say is reminiscent of blacks. Prada and Gucci were recently identified for.
The rage over the shoes released last summer and the robbery of their designer are measures for the charge around racial images and an indicator of social change in what is considered acceptable ̵
"If you have to guess if the design is a black and white / racist … it is probably it," the user @TiaHasTime writes .
Approaching her defense
Perri's misconduct is more divided, although. Some social media users come to defend it – and they criticize the skeptics for making generalized summaries.
"If they are traumatized by shoes, you have to be in a psychiatric institution, who cares about these shoes? They are ugly," said @chadwick_el.
"[W] A hat that we will not do is to kill Kate Perry's character over innocent and unintentional PABLO PICASSO Cubism Art Movement, inspired by shoes, writes @evrenperry, linking to examples of the use of Picasso's geometric figures in his portraits …
] Perry issued a statement saying she was "saddened when it was reminded me that it was compared to painful images reminiscent of a black surface."
"Our intention was never to cause any pain, "she said in a joint statement with the Global Brands Group.
Perry said: The complete aesthetics of the collection is "provided as a pillory of modern art and surrealism." The shoes on the line are described as "inspired by Katie's travels, humor and unusual imagination" on her website.
In fact, however, the face of the slide most closely resembles Mrs. Cardoff.
Shoes were removed from Perry's website and other sites that carry the brand.