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Katy Perry's shoe that is under scrutiny for resembling blackface is about to be yanked ... TMZ has learned.

Katy's got a whole shoe line for sale at retailers like Dillard's and Walmart -- and a couple of her designs feature what looks similar to blackface ... the "Rue Face Slip On Loafers" and its high-heeled counterpart, "Ora Face Block Heel Sandal."

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The "face" shoes have two eyes, a nose and red lips on them, and they come in two different colors ... black and beige. The black one is problematic, because it looks a lot like classic blackface makeup, which the fashion world does not seem to recognize time and again.

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The "face" heeled sandals are also problematic ... and Katy's catching major heat for having the shoes on store shelves. Even singer Masika Kalysha is calling for Katy to answer for this, saying on social media ... "So we just gonna let Katy Perry slide?"

Sources connected to Katy tell us these specific shoes are just part of an entire line of shoes she's designed and released ... and they were never intended to be offensive. However, we're told, "In order to be respectful and sensitive the team is in the process of pulling the shoes." 

 

Poor Katy... :yeah: She had a flop album and a bad turn on Idol, people hated her Grammy's performance and now this. The girl just can't win!

In my opinion, there's nothing even remotely racist about these shoes. The idea that just because something has big red lips means it has to be blackface is stupid and outdated. The fashion industry had another major blackface controversy this week when Gucci released this:

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And in my opinion that's equally ridiculous.

Your thoughts? :orly: 

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