Katy Perry Dedicates “Shoesday” to Late Designer Karl Lagerfeld Amidst Controversy with Blackface
Katy Perry dedicated her Shoesday tweet to late Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld.
Katy Perry’s Shoesday Dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld
On 20th February 2019, Tuesday, Katy Perry uploaded a picture of her heels on her Instagram. The star captioned the picture,
Today’s #TuesdayShoesday is dedicated to @karllagerfeld. I always aim to combine style and humor, a little TONGUE IN CHIC, just like him.
The 34-year-old singer, in addition, even posted on Twitter to pay homepage to the late fashion industry icon.
There will never be another like @KarlLagerfeld! He was sassy and kind all at the same time… A wicked sense of humor with a gorgeous heart of gold. I’m sure the angels just got a bit more chic, may you Rest In Peace darling ❤🕶 pic.twitter.com/5TyrHPTsRx
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) February 19, 2019
The fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld died on February 19, 2019, at age 85. On February 18, 2019, Karl was taken to the American Hospital of Paris. Alas, the next morning, he expired!
Last week, the singer was in a fashion-related controversy. She apologized over designs for her collection. Fans criticized the designs for their resemblance to blackface.
Katy Perry 'Blackface' Shoe to Be Pulled from Shelves
Ok, can we just make this a rule that ANY product, service or person that is NOT Black will NOT create, promote or apply any combination of BLACK + FACE
— Kim Crayton ~ Antiracist Economist ~ She/Her ✊🏾💛 (@KimCrayton1) February 11, 2019
Subsequently, Perry pulled the shoes from retail and issued an apology. Perry explained,
I was saddened when it was brought to my attention that it was being compared to painful images reminiscent of blackface. Our intention was never to inflict any pain. We have immediately removed them.
The singer who recently engaged to Orlando Bloom told that the intention behind making the shoes was ”a nod to modern art and surrealism.”
Katy Perry and her fiance Orlando Bloom engaged around February 14 February 2019. Prior to this, Katy Perry was in a married relationship with husband Russell Brand. Similarly, for Orlando Bloom, he was also in wedlock with partner Miranda Kerr previously.