Wait, Those Katy Perry Shoes Aren’t Actually Blackface
But it’s worth taking a closer look at this latest brand scandal. Although the black was a poor choice, Katy Perry’s shoes are kitschy and even a bit reminiscent of Cubism, bringing to mind images of Pablo Picasso’s paintings. The shoes, arguably, intend to imitate art, not a racist trope. Of course, we’re all on high-alert considering how weirdly pervasive Blackface seems to be in our
current news cycle. But are we blurring the line between creative inspiration and racial insensitivity?


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