Katy Perry pulled her line of shoes from stores after a ‘blackface’ controversy. Photo: Instagram @livingwrite Katy Perry pulled her line of shoes from stores after a ‘blackface’ controversy. Photo: Instagram @livingwrite
Katy Perry pulled her line of shoes from stores after a ‘blackface’ controversy. Photo: Instagram @livingwrite
Lisa Cam
Opinion

Opinion

Lisa Cam

The ‘slant-eyes’ pose is just as offensive ‘blackface’

While Gucci and Katy Perry responded to allegations of ‘blackface’, why have claims of ‘yellowface’ not led to the same reaction?

Katy Perry pulled her line of shoes from stores after a ‘blackface’ controversy. Photo: Instagram @livingwrite Katy Perry pulled her line of shoes from stores after a ‘blackface’ controversy. Photo: Instagram @livingwrite
Katy Perry pulled her line of shoes from stores after a ‘blackface’ controversy. Photo: Instagram @livingwrite
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Lisa Cam

Lisa Cam

Commissioning Editor at SCMP and Editor of Sands Style magazine, Lisa Cam enjoys reporting and editing all things about food, travel and anything in between. She also draws on years of banking experience to write business and financial articles. At the end of the day, she likes nothing more than kicking back to a good dose of true crime stories and cooking tried and true recipes from sticky old cookbooks.