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How can shoes be blackface?

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How can shoes be blackface?
« on: February 13, 2019, 11:42:00 AM »
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/katy-perry-blackface-shoes-accused-of-evoking-racist-imagery/

Ohhhhh that's how.


Seriously though I wouldn't say that blackface but certainly envokes old school racist "negrobilia" as Whoopie calls it. At the very least I'm astonished those ugly ass shoes made it past the sketch phase.

Now I wait for Jelly to come in and rant about cave demons.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2019, 11:48:56 AM by NeoGreenLantern »

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Re: How can shows be blackface?
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 11:46:04 AM »
Well damn.

And yeah, weird blackface shit aside, they're just ugly.

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Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2019, 12:52:51 PM »
naaa that not racist

ugly as hell but not racist



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Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2019, 01:46:34 PM »
   I don’t know if she’s guilty of racism, bad taste, or just being stupid.
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Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2019, 02:05:21 PM »
Both the outrage and the shoe design are dumb as fuck. She should be boycotted for making ugly ass clothes, not imaginary or perceived racism
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Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 03:22:12 PM »
How the fuck is all this shit going on this month alone (black history month).  You would think after all the shit that's happened someone would have stop and said you know maybe we shouldn't put these out.

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Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2019, 03:54:33 PM »
^^^are you kidding the timing’s perfect. Free publicity.

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Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2019, 03:55:23 PM »
How the fuck is all this shit going on this month alone (black history month).  You would think after all the shit that's happened someone would have stop and said you know maybe we shouldn't put these out.

Yeah. Too many yes men in the development chain let this get by.

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Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 03:56:44 PM »
I’m telling you it was on purpose.

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Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 03:59:37 PM »
Do you really think she's going to make more money by manufacturing ugly ass shoes she's then going to have to pull from her line?

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Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 04:36:06 PM »
I dont, but anyone stupid to make the shoes might.

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Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2019, 06:21:24 PM »
I’m guessing people considered bringing up the blackface issue during development, but even acknowledging it would be an admission that they had started making shoes like this in the first place, and were racist for doing so. So they repressed the desire to pull the plug. Psychology is a bitch.

Not gonna lie, I picked some up as collectors items.


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Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2019, 09:26:35 PM »
I love to see you trying to explain why you have them.

"Oh I don't wear women's shoes. I just bought them because people thought they looked like blackface."

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Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2019, 11:05:39 PM »
How about we just stop putting big, red lips on black backgrounds/faces?

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Re: How can shoes be blackface?
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2019, 12:50:17 AM »
How about we just stop putting big, red lips on black backgrounds/faces?
So, black ppl stop having babies?!?