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From Microsoft News:

Shoes from Katy Perry’s fashion line are reportedly being pulled from stores after people accused them of resembling blackface

by Lucy Yang

Two designs from Katy Perry’s fashion line that were accused of resembling blackface are reportedly being pulled from stores, TMZ reported Monday.

Katy Perry is a pop singer most famous for her Super Bowl performance with the rhythm-impaired flailing left shark:

The shoes named in TMZ’s report are the Rue Face Slip On Loafers and the Ora Face Block Heel Sandal from Katy Perry Collections, a line of shoes and handbags that’s sold online and at retailers like Dillard’s and Walmart. According to the brand’s About Us page, the collection is “designed 100% by” Perry.

The loafers and heeled sandals, which were still available on Dillard’s site earlier today, feature leather uppers embellished with identical 3D eyes, a gold triangle “nose,” and bright-red lips.

The loafers are available in black and light-beige, while the heeled sandals come in black and gold.

Racist Shoes would be a good name for a band.

As various commenters have suggested, Katy appears to have gotten her artistic inspiration for her Racist Shoes from Don Rickles’ character:

 
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  1. They should have called the colors “black” and “flesh tone”. That would have been infuriating while providing CYA plausible deniability at the same time.

  2. Recent sightings of blackface where it doesn’t exist seem very much like the many sightings of “blasphemous” anti-Islam patterns (in things that had nothing to do with Islam) that were all the rage a few years ago.

  3. MEH 0910 says:

  4. Maybe it’s just me, but even after decades of expanding and growing hypersensitivity to all of the -isms (e.g. racism, sexism, etc.), it seems the hysteria is amping up to a new level. It’s not just Katy’s shoes, but also the white basketball shoes, the coalface on miners and Mary Poppins, and on and on.

    The ways in which even mundane and completely innocent objects, words, and images are being declared taboo indicates a decline into a deeper and more atavistic tribalism.

    This can’t be good news.

  5. OT:

    for iSteve’s readers from the Land of Wa…

    https://www.TheRisingWasabi.com

    … a kind of The Onion for Japan.

    Occasionally, there is a funny, like “Marie Kondo cluttering up news feed”, but most of the headlines are things written to be cutting that make dissident right types go “[sigh], if only…” Case in point:

    “Japanese Prime Minister Asks May, ‘What Are You Cooking Your Husband For Dinner?’ ”

    [big sigh…] If only!

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    , @rufus
  6. dvorak says:

    Ora Face Block Heel Sandal

    Rita Ora is ‘Becky with the Good Hair’ in Beyonce’s world.

  7. tyrone says:

    Darn ,I was hoping to wear my Katy Perry shoes with my Kathy Lee Gifford socks.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
  8. @The Last Real Calvinist

    And it’s not just me. After posting my comment here, I read John D’s latest, and he’s listed out more of these petty incidents becoming international outrages, including the infamous Gucci sweater that doubles as a balaclava being shot down as a form of blackface as well.

    In all of this we see again and again the pharisaical pride of SJWs who exalt themselves for their exquisite sensitivity and righteousness, while simultaneously infantalizing The Other they’re pretending to ‘protect’.

    • Agree: ic1000
  9. rufus says:
    @MEH 0910

    blackfoot was a moderately good 80s rock band.

    Seent em in Tucson openin up for Krokus. Other tours that would tune up for LA there when I wads in high school.

  10. So, is she going to replace the shoes with this?

    • Replies: @Rosamond Vincy
  11. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    It is likely that Theresa May does cook for her husband for dinner. Indeed, she was publically shamed for being too feminine in how she shows her love for her husband.

    On a side note, Theresa May is superficially a member of our brave new barren leadership class but, in her case, it is clearly not by choice. She is quite sad about it and there seems to have been some fertility type issue there.

    However, if she succeeds in extricating us from the EU, as I am optimistic she will, then she will truly be a mother to her people, and that is pretty cool.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
    , @rufus
    , @AnotherDad
  12. Tyrion 2 says:
    @Tyrion 2

    Abe Says Japan Unconditionally Accepts All ‘Halfs’ As Japanese Who Reach World No. 1

    https://www.therisingwasabi.com/abe-says-japan-unconditionally-accepts-all-halfs-as-japanese-who-reach-world-no-1/

    Now that’s a club that will stay cool forever.

  13. Like Muhammad, and like They Who Must Not Be Criticized, blacks now must not be depicted.

    Picasso was inspired by African masks. When will MoMA take down Les Demoiselles d’Avignon?

  14. rufus says:
    @Tyrion 2

    ya, you not British bro… unheard of

    • Troll: Tyrion 2
  15. rufus says:
    @Chrisnonymous

    Arcasio Cortiz > Marie Kondo

    Cage match

  16. Karl Marx wrote in the “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon” that history repeats itself, “the first as tragedy, then as farce.”

    In the mid-late 1930s Stalin’s purge was going at top speed, reaching far and wide. A slip of the tongue could get you a 10-er, 10 years in the Gulag, if you wrapped your fish in a newspaper with a Stalin-speech in it, a 20. Mass-psychosis expressed in Stalin-worship.

    Today, it’s the farce of “racism” as mass psychosis with the purges reaching fashion designers — no Gulag to be banished to, just unemployment and social ostracism. We are reaching the outer limits.

    See: http://fosterspeak.blogspot.com/2019/02/racism-its-time-to-repudiate-guilt.html

    • Replies: @Thea
  17. Has anyone had the fortitude to look at Bezos’ dongle yet? Is it in blackface? Because if it were, he’d be my hero, even though he’s a toolbox. Just imagine. He could grow out the public hairs into a natural ‘fro, maybe even add a tiny hair-pick for an accent; dollop some bootblack on the cock’n’balls (with apologies to Adam Sandler); tuck bright, red, plastic lips from a Mr. Potatohead into the folds of his scrote; making for a nose that shrinks and grows when he lies; then top the whole thing off with a set o’ them googly eyes you find at the Hobby Lobby or Joanne’s.

    Then he’d be a hater playa! He’d piss off more black people than Taylor Dane, Daryll Hall, Larry Bird, Rocky Marciano, and Eminem could all at once, especially if his wang is as latge as rumours suggest. Black people be like “daaym, white man always be doin’ it up bettah…day’m.” Them they’d look out the windows, shrug, and suck air noisily through their teeth.

    Blackface 2020! Whoever runs in Blackface with the slogan “Yer mom’s a racist!” must be elected president for life to save the republic.

    Help us, Ebon-Buckwheat-Obie, we’re your lonely hos!

    It’s time we talk about cis-amenstruative privilege!

    • Replies: @Clyde
  18. Noone is buying that shoe knowing how much it looks like black face. And noone wants to buy them only to later have it pointed out that it does. This seems pretty reasonable to me.

  19. Realist says:
    @MEH 0910

    The Blackfoot Confederacy is a group of four American Indian tribes….one of which is the Blackfeet.

    My god racism is everywhere.

  20. Anon[269] • Disclaimer says:

    Given that the face is a graphic representation, how do who know that it’s a rendering of a white person with black grease paint rather than simply a rendering of a black person? Or indeed, just a face, which happens to be on a black background because the shoe is black?

    Maybe there should be a certification authority that would put a mark on drawings, sort of like a kosher mark, to indicate that the illustration is blackface free. White people can photograph black people, but not draw pictures of them. That would be soul appropriation.

    • Replies: @International Jew
  21. #SilverFace #BuddyMoviesMatter

    Does Wilder get a pass for having the kinkiest hair any white man ever had?! Or do we have to deface and remove any monuments to him anywhere?

    I cannot keep up. You know who else did this a lot? Tom (the cat; the one always chasing Jerry, who, let’s not forget, was also carwd fkr by large, stern Negress); Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam; Elmer Fudd; Sylvester (another cat)…lots of ‘splainin’ to do.

    Maybe if Bruce Hornsby or Michael Cohen write a really maudlin yet haunting aong of redemption and we let Mariah Carey (is she black these days? maybe too old?) to sing the lyric, then young people will get back to trying to have sex instead of lecturing us oldsters about what does and doesn’t offend and why.

    Bruce…?

    • Replies: @Anon7
    , @Mike Zwick
    , @res
  22. @The Last Real Calvinist

    The ways in which even mundane and completely innocent objects, words, and images are being declared taboo indicates a decline into a deeper and more atavistic tribalism.

    OK!

    Dear Mr. iSteve, sir:

    You need to add an “OK” button so that we can reply to comments like these that highlight the growing number of way we non POC commit microaggressions, macroaggressions, aggregate aggressions, polyaggression and whatnot. (Whatnot is not to be confused with what knot, which is a reference to lynchinings and the questions ab out …. oh never mind.)

  23. Pericles says:
    @rufus

    Arcasio Cortiz > Marie Kondo

    Cage match

    “Cortex no give me joy.” (Puts her away in round 2 after a suitable moment of appreciation.)

  24. anon[393] • Disclaimer says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    ITS EXCELLENT NEWS
    THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO COME OUT OF THIS ALIVE AND THATS CIVIL WAR SOON
    FOR THAT TOO HAPPEN NORMIES AND ELITES HAVE TO FEEL THE HEAT BAD
    LEFTISTS ON A STALIN MAO PURGE IS JUST THE TICKET
    THE CORRECT RESPONSE IS TO AGREE AND AMPLIFY AND TO BAIT THEM WITH TARGETS THAT WILL TRIGGER THE NORMIES AND ELITES SURVIVAL INSTINCTS
    AND OF COURSE HIGHLIGHT THE TRAIL BACK TO THE JEWS THAT ENGINEERED THIS
    AND THE CUCKS THAT APPEASED THE JEWS OVER THE YEARS

  25. I wonder what sjws would have done had Katy perry only designed the flesh colored shoe. Probably complained about a lack of representation. It is impossible not to enrage these people.

    • Agree: Tyrion 2, Bruce County
    • Replies: @Dtbb
  26. I hope every one of these celebrities and Billionaires has every last asset taken from them by the Left. They had no loyalty to us.

  27. @rufus

    You realize that Konmari is a cyborg that commutes to work in a Gundam, right?

    Konmari sparks joy among conservatives by brutally ending Ocrazio 10 seconds into round 1.

  28. @rufus

    In college back in the mid 80’s I worked at a Stuckey’s right off I-40. Blackfoot pulled in once and I had a short chat with the lead singer. I had album of theirs and was into them at the time. Aloof but cool dude. He was smoking some kind of skinny cigar. He was a real Indian not a Warren one.

  29. countenance says: • Website

    Having them in the market: Evil, because blackface

    Not having them on the market: Evil, because non-inclusive

    SJW-BLM has cleverly (or their handlers have so arranged it) that they have grounds to moan and complain either way.

  30. Dtbb says:
    @GermanReader2

    Sell them in mixed pairs and problem solved. Per Steve they can be called Mullatoes(pun intended).

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
  31. I’m going to suggest that the racist shoes excuse is a cover story. The shoes were actually pulled because they’re so ugly that not even black Walmart shopping women would purchase them.

    • Agree: MarkinLA
    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  32. Anonymous[185] • Disclaimer says:

    Someone – who is internet savvy – please provide a link to a YouTube clip of Adam and the Ants performing their 1981 hit “Goody Two Shoes”.

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
  33. Anonymous[185] • Disclaimer says:

    I hope Ms. Perry has no pied noir French colonial ancestry.

    Or even Black Foot Amerindian.

  34. Anon7 says:
    @Autochthon

    This performance by Gene Wilder is fine… as long as you don’t see no (Black) Muslims.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  35. Anonymous[185] • Disclaimer says:

    And now, the shoe’s really on the other foot, as the saying goes.

  36. Anonymous[185] • Disclaimer says:

    Definitely a case of metaphoric ‘Foot in Mouth’ disease.

  37. Anonymous[185] • Disclaimer says:

    Poor Ms. Perry.

    Her eccentric taste in footwear has fuelled a media feeding frenzy.
    A ‘hi-tech lynching’ , to coin a phrase.

    The victim of a ‘Black and White Mis-Trial Show ‘, no less.

    • Replies: @Autochthon
  38. Anon7 says:

    Today in Blackface:

    It’s amazing how identity polities and Leftism work – evil is everywhere!

  39. jb says:

    I don’t get the whole “Left Shark” thing. I saw the show live, and on a stage full of dancing props I didn’t notice the left shark standing out in any special way. When I look at videos I can kinda sorta see it I guess. But no, not really. Nothing worthy of the attention it’s gotten.

    Maybe this is an example of a conceptual meme, where the idea of a rhythm-challenged left shark at the Superbowl half time show is hilarious, even if the reality isn’t much? Is this a thing? Can anyone give me other good examples of conceptual memes? (Or maybe all memes are conceptual, some just more than others…).

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    , @MarkinLA
  40. Corvinus says:
    @The Last Real Calvinist

    “Maybe it’s just me, but even after decades of expanding and growing hypersensitivity to all of the -isms (e.g. racism, sexism, etc.), it seems the hysteria is amping up to a new level.”

    Totally agree. Racism, sexism, agism…these concepts use to have observable, clear meaning. But thanks to the reactionary right and the radical left–which are different than conservatives and liberals–things have gone off the rails.

    “The ways in which even mundane and completely innocent objects, words, and images are being declared taboo indicates a decline into a deeper and more atavistic tribalism.”

    Ideology that leads to an identity. Thanks Alt Right and SJWs!

  41. @rufus

    And Blackfoot Sue were 1972 one hit wonders. Good song, not sure about the video.

  42. At work here is the Auster Law for so-called minorities: The worse their behavior, the higher their pedestal.

  43. @jb

    Watch Right Shark. He’s obviously executing the choreography in a professional manner. Then watch Left Shark flail. He’s not worse than, say, I’d have been dancing at the Super Bowl, but it is the Super Bowl. America has highly competent entertainment, so examples of amateurishness stand out.

  44. Anonymous[364] • Disclaimer says:
    @Steve Sailer

    ‘watch left shark flail’ .

    What? Was he meant to be a Thresher Shark?

  45. peterike says:

    Shoe inspiration.

    • Replies: @stillCARealist
  46. The real take away here is that Dillards (an upper-mid line regional department store) sells the same made in China rubber dog shit as Walmart.

    • Agree: International Jew
  47. MarkinLA says:
    @jb

    I’d be embarrassed to admit I paid money to see Katy Perry.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
    , @Lot
    , @jb
  48. @Anon7

    Why and hiw can it possibly be okay in The Current Year?! Stipulating that it might be, surely we at least need Sensiticity Training by qualified Diversity Racketeers with graduate degrees in Grievance Studies and six-figure salaries to talk to us about it in front of a slides from a .ppt files depicting grinning brown people and white women bumping each others’ fists while mean, badthinking white men sulk or learn their lessons about how “it was wrong to express confusion about Ramadan or ask why Mr. Ranganathan stinks so badly, but now I know better: we can succeed best by working as a team!”

    I want to be reassured in this way before I will approve of classic comedies and cartooon, because otherwise the terrorists have one, and mean words are violence.

    • Replies: @Anon7
  49. @Anonymous

    She’s allowed Because Big Hooters & Cavorts with Negro Rappers, so “Leave Katy Alone!” She’s the real victim here, of some white man who designed the shoe without telling her he was imparting his evil juju into it!

  50. Katy Perry is rumoured to be in the throes of coke addiction which would explain both her going over to the dark side (cutting off all her nice brown hair, embracing feminism and campaigning for Hillary) as well as designing those horrifically ugly shoes.

    Blackface or not, who would wear those monstrosities? They look like Mr. Potato Head.

  51. @The Last Real Calvinist

    Extra points for the correct use of “pharisaical”!

    (Do the roots of the word hint at the makeup of most hard-core SJW’s?
    Just asking . . )

  52. Barnard says:

    I am the only one who saw the picture of the shoes and wondered if this was a test case? Are there women out there who are such celebrity worshipers that they would buy this hideous shoe simply because a Katy Perry’s name is attached to it?

    • Replies: @theMann
  53. megabar says:

    I love me some left shark!

    If it were just some dude in a normal outfit that was having trouble with the moves, it’d be mildly interesting as in “man, I feel a little bad for that guy, and I wonder how this happened, given all the attention on these things.”

    But put that same dude in a shark outfit, and it’s amazing. I mean, it’s a shark dancing on stage, pretty badly, next to another shark that’s spot on. It’s hard to put into words why this is awesome, but it is. Maybe the flippers?

    America!

  54. Anon7 says:
    @Autochthon

    “How come you whiteys got such a tight ass?” Learn to keep time!

    Richard Prior gave his blessing to this performance, and that’s enough. He was a notoriously frank black man; he was the person for whom Saturday Night Live invented the five-second delay.

    Besides, how else will Jill Clayburgh discover shoe polish behind Wilder’s ear? That was a cute scene.

  55. theMann says:
    @Barnard

    Pretty much my thoughts too – those shoes pass ugly on the way to disturbing.

  56. @Buzz Mohawk

    No Picasso can come down fast enough for me. It took him, what, 10 minutes to do each painting? Then I’d say that nonsense has been displayed for quite long enough.

    • Agree: Jim Don Bob
    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  57. @peterike

    How come no one is commenting on the fact that the shoes look silly and ridiculous? They look like they’re made for 4 year olds who want to see the soles light up when they jump around. I can’t imagine an adult woman wanting to be seen in such absurd shoes.

    but then, there is that man at my local Walmart who’s turned himself into a woman and wears sparkly makeup under his eyes.

    Never mind.

  58. In the mid-late 1930s Stalin’s purge was going at top speed, reaching far and wide. A slip of the tongue could get you a 10-er, 10 years in the Gulag, if you wrapped your fish in a newspaper with a Stalin-speech in it, a 20. Mass-psychosis expressed in Stalin-worship.

    This is an excellent point. The SJW will to power is not sufficiently appreciated. This is apparent , not only in their relentless pursuit of class enemies, but in the sheer capriciousness of what they call “crimes”. What is permissible today is prohibited tomorrow and mandatory the day after. “Under representation” and “Erasure” & “Cultural appropriation” can be, and are , applied in dialectical fashion. Much like the difference between “Socialist emulation” (good) & “Capitalist competition”( bad), their application is at the whim of the cudgel wielder. If only Ambrose Beirce were still with us he might have done justice to the SJW dictionary. I suppose it’s yet more evidence that Dalrymple was right- the arbitrary nature of these prohibitions are a feature, rather than a bug. The point is to rub your face in who has power and who doesn’t.

    • Agree: GermanReader2
  59. @Autochthon

    If you have kids, and they watch Tom and Jerry cartoons, you will notice that MGM (or whoever owns them now, Sony?) has edited the old Tom and Jerrys with a skinny white woman redrawn where the black woman had been. She still has the same voice and accent. I always thought that the black woman in these cartoons was pretty dignified for its time.

  60. @Chrisnonymous

    Chris, Crayola Crayons replaced Flesh color with Peach. Peach Privilege has a nice sound. Peach Supremacists. Make America Peach Again….what’s not to like?

  61. @The Last Real Calvinist

    The Last, Said this before, Trojan should market a condom as thin skinned as these people.

    • LOL: res
  62. res says:
    @Autochthon

    I cannot keep up. You know who else did this a lot? Tom (the cat; the one always chasing Jerry, who, let’s not forget, was also carwd fkr by large, stern Negress); Bugs Bunny, Yosemite Sam; Elmer Fudd; Sylvester (another cat)…lots of ‘splainin’ to do.

    You are way behind. That battle was fought long ago. Though it is hard to know when there will be another round with increased sensitivity. This page is a good overview: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censored_Eleven

    For example:

    One classic cartoon gag, most prominent in MGM’s Tom and Jerry cartoons, is the transformation of characters into a blackface caricature after an explosion or an automobile backfire. A sequence in the Tom and Jerry cartoon Mouse Cleaning (1948) turned Tom into a blackface caricature. Upon questioning by Mammy Two Shoes, Tom answers “No, ma’am. I ain’t seen no cat aroun’ here… uh unh, ain’t no cat, no place, no how-no ma’am,” in stereotypical African-American dialect.[1] Such small amounts of supposedly objectionable material only require relatively minor cuts in the cartoon to make them acceptable, in spite of objections and occasional boycotts by fans.

    But then there are the truly evil cartoons:

    However, in the case of the Censored Eleven, racial themes are so essential and so completely pervade the cartoons that the copyright holders believe that no amount of selective editing could ever make them acceptable for distribution.

    This is why I prefer books and physical video media to the digital versions. Even now. But sometimes that is not even an option: http://stayornay.com/toons/index.php/2015/07/16/looney-tunes-golden-age-laserdisc-collection-shorts-list/

    Not even these five LaserDisc volumes include the notorious Censored Eleven cartoons, as Turner broadcasting made the decision at the time that these should not be made available in any form. Recently however, Warner Brothers stated these censored 11 cartoons would finally be made available on DVD via the Warner Archive collection for a 2011 release. Although 2011 has come and gone, rumor has it they are still planning this release and the restoration work on these shorts has been completed.

    An extended discussion of trying to find all of the Looney Tunes & Merrie Melodies cartoons: https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/looney-tunes-merrie-melodies-collect-them-all.677809/

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  63. res says:
    @Anon7

    It’s amazing how identity polities and Leftism work – evil is everywhere!

    These days it is incredibly easy to understand how witch hunts happened.

  64. Mr. Anon says:

    According to the brand’s About Us page, the collection is “designed 100% by” Perry.

    And, afterall, Katy Perry is renowned for her good taste.

  65. @Corvinus

    Sure.
    The radical left: finding and banning imaginary Black Face everywhere.
    The radical right: Excoriated for the heinous sentiment, “It’s Okay to be White.”

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  66. @Anonymous

    I dunno about that but here is a band that had enslaved a black man (well, half, but the other half was Irish, another of the “indentured servant” types in the US way back when):

    That must be vociferously denounced!

  67. Mr. Anon says:
    @Corvinus

    Ideology that leads to an identity. Thanks Alt Right and SJWs!

    How did the alt-right promote it? They have no power, and certainly no power in the media.

    A typically dishonest display from you. You are a shameless liar who doesn’t even know what the truth is.

    Nitwit.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  68. @res

    They need to go after R. Crumb’s Fritz The Cat too.

  69. jim jones says:
    @Anon7

    I remember the hysteria about a Dolce & Gabbana advert that took the piss out of chopsticks:

  70. Mr. Anon says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Maybe the guy on the left was a last minute hire who was just passing as homosexual.

  71. @The Last Real Calvinist

    How does a big black dude face his homies after complaining that Mary Poppins hurt his FeFe’s?

    Black is the absence of color. Black folk are the PAC.

    • Replies: @EliteCommInc.
  72. @Chrisnonymous

    They should have called the colors “black” and “flesh tone”.

    Or, they could have gone full-woke (or ironic woke?) and called them “marginalized” and “supreme.”

  73. BB753 says:

    Steve Sailer was probably the only viewer in the whole world paying any attention to the left shark.

  74. Has Katy Perry apologized yet? Signed up for diversity training? Made an expiatory financial contribution to Black Lives Matter Inc?

  75. @Corvinus

    What’s Alt-Right got to do with it?

    • Replies: @Peripatetic Commenter
  76. AndrewR says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    The older I get, the more I dislike Picasso’s work.

    • Replies: @Buzz Mohawk
  77. AndrewR says:
    @rufus

    Occasional-Cortex doesn’t deserve to lick the ground Konmari has betrodden.

  78. @Anon7

    It’s funny how the more woke you are, the quicker you think of black people when you see something simian.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
  79. How long before zoos have to divest themselves of spectacled langurs?

  80. The shoes remind me a bit of face jugs, which was in part an African-American art form:

    https://goo.gl/images/e1MfHn

  81. Thea says:
    @Stephen Paul Foster

    At least Stalin’s purges ended when he died and Khrushchev removed his cult. Who is there to dethrone so that order can be restored now? SJWism looks like a runaway train.

  82. George says:

    Why no Asian shoes, or brown skinned shoes?

  83. Cortes says:

    Is it safe to be a chocolate covered peanut?

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Reg Cæsar
  84. Anon[321] • Disclaimer says: • Website
    @MEH 0910

    Totally hilarious but that’s the reality.

  85. 1.) Not the first time Ms. Perry has been accused of racism. She partook of the planking craze a few years back. This is some social media trend where a person lies down flat and has a picture taken.

    Rapper Xzibit claimed planking was inspired by the African slave trade and the person lying flat was mocking slaves being stored on slave ships headed to the New World.

    2.) Perry’s producers totes ripped off Seattle indie band Tacocats costumed sharks in the music video to Crimson Wave. (

    ). Seen Tacocats live twice and they are super fun. Reminiscent of fellow Seattle band The Presidents of the United States of America which were a fun band who came out of the city of Seattle a place known for making depressing or pretentious music.

  86. Old Prude says:
    @Buzz Mohawk

    Oh, Goody! Picasso! That gives me an opening to repost my Australia of Bears comment that got under the skin of Anonymous [427]

    Cooper is the Picasso of firearms: A man with some genuine knowledege/talent but nowhere near enough to justify his enourmous ego and bloated reputation. He comes across as a really disagreeable know-it-all full of bluster and bigotry…And he was a Marine, so that’s another strike against him…

    Well, Picasso wasn’t a Marine, but the rest of the comment is spot-on.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
  87. @Chrisnonymous

    Oppressor and Oppressed. Master and Slave. White Privilege and Black Lives Matter.

  88. Does anyone believe the homosexuals designing these clothes for Prada or Gucci are racist, or is it more likely the designers sexually fetishize blacks, or are themselves African?

    I mean, if any group of (ostensibly) straight men is more into couture than rappers and black pro athletes, I can’t think of it. Don’t tell me it’s because they are so ‘secure in their masculinity,’ either. There’s a reason black men are the most AIDS ravaged demographic on earth. The fact that the sports media now devote so much coverage to what Russell Westbrook or Cam Newton wear before they change into their uniforms is so, so gaigh.

  89. @Joseph Doaks

    He has the hots for the Alt-Right, and wishes he was one, so he always brings them into the conversation.

  90. @Steve Sailer

    . . . but it is the Super Bowl. America has highly competent entertainment, so examples of amateurishness stand out.

    Maybe America has highly competent entertainment but this isn’t it. Dancing around in a fuzzy shark costume is garbage even if one is “executing the choreography in a professional manner.” Yeah, it’s the Super Bowl halftime show. That’s what makes it worse. This is the best that our society can produce. When I see a Superbowl halftime show, I think that the American Empire can’t last much longer. It doesn’t show up in the historical record, but I’m sure that Rome had dancing sharks shortly before Alaric paid a visit.

  91. @tyrone

    Darn ,I was hoping to wear my Katy Perry shoes with my Kathy Lee Gifford socks.

    While cooking a Paula Deen recipe no doubt.

  92. @WorkingClass

    black is the culmination of all colors in very deep concentrated form.

    Try again . . .

  93. I’m not going to click on the video. Britney Spears’s career dates back to the 1990s, but I never knowingly heard her voice until last month. I think I can pull the same feat with Miss Perry.

    • Replies: @Lot
  94. Did she jump either of these sharks?

  95. @The Alarmist

    Toilet-paper cover styled as crinoline?

    Of course, crinolines were worn by women (at least those who could afford them and the fabric to cover them) in Europe as well as Yankee territory, but since they remind many people of the Southern Belle image, I suppose they’ll be banned next.

    None of the Culturally Sensitive would have banned toilet-paper covers styled as crinolines because they’re incurably TWEE, of course.

  96. @Cortes

    The new stereotypes are actually much worse than the original. Limos and entourages, really.

    Also, I never knew that Mexico was whiter than Spain.

    • Replies: @Lot
  97. @Reg Cæsar

    Florence King’s Gran was a staunch Daughter of the Confederacy who wouldn’t say the n-word–not because it was racist, but because it wasn’t ladylike. So when they were at the movies and she was considering buying what were locally termed “n—– babies,” she’d ask, “Do you want to eat some babies?”
    She preferred being mistaken for a cannibal than mistaken for Trash.

  98. @stillCARealist

    I agree with you, but I will just add that the painting I refer to was one that he worked on for months, and one that has served as a benchmark for modern art. Cubism they called it, but at least half the credit should go to Picasso’s friend and roommate Georges Braque.

    So you and I both could say that we are looking at one of the very roots of the crap-art that has defined painting for a century.

    Pablo was a darling of the very same powers that be who plague us now. A true genius at a young age, he could have produced any paintings he wanted, and he chose this.

    The damsels of Avignon were prostitutes BTW, whom young Pablo knew well.

  99. @Jim Bob Lassiter

    DON’T YOU DARE.

    Although if you really want to upset people, this scene from Wizards is guaranteed to offend everyone:

  100. @AndrewR

    Me too. He is a good example of what happened to our world over the past century, and what continues. He was a young genius of an artist who could have produced anything he wanted, but he was taken under the wing of one Gertrude Stein, and then adopted by the elite, and the rest is history.

    Some people are just attracted to anything that is ugly, shocking and different. They find ways of rationalizing it and calling it fine art.

    BTW, one famous anecdote about Picasso serves as a perfect picture of our elite: He was known to have driven around in a bright, yellow Rolls Royce with the communist hammer and sickle logo painted on the side.

  101. @Chrisnonymous

    There’s a nuclear-proof, continuity-of-gummint mountain where they design all this guff, and pump it out through a psy-effluent pipe, via robotically-trained, talking-head MSM whore$. I hope Russia and/or China find it and vaporize it in hypersonic haste. This incessant tsunami of nonsensical propaganda, diametrically opposed to casually observable objective reality, is wearying. While the globalist techno-panopticon/Skynet completes its encirclement of the planet, too many folks are convinced and distracted by this watch-the-birdie bickering over imagined microaggressions, in what is the greatest liberty and affluence for ordinary folks yet seen in human history. Ocrasio-Cortex may yet convince young idiots to accept Venezuela-style destruction to America. Is Davos Man the highest evolutionary possibility for Homo Sapiens? Say it ain’t so.

    “In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better. When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control. I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.” ~ Theodore Dalrymple

  102. Corvinus says:
    @Cloudbuster

    “The radical left: finding and banning imaginary Black Face everywhere.”

    A cause.

    “The radical right: Excoriated for the heinous sentiment, “It’s Okay to be White.”

    An effect.

    So not on the same plane here, Rochester.

    • Replies: @Buffalo Joe
  103. Corvinus says:
    @Mr. Anon

    “How did the alt-right promote it? They have no power, and certainly no power in the media.”

    Of course they have power. Of course they have their own media. Do you enjoy embarrass yourself?

    • Troll: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  104. KunioKun says:

    These slippers remind me of the painted statue of Alexander the Great with bulging blue eyes.

  105. J.Ross says: • Website

    Forget racism, this preoccupation with simplistic face shapes will encourage those who claim that pop stars are mental children kept in arrested development for easier handling by the industry. Of course, it’s like Donatello next to abstract carvings on a log when you contrast Perry’s bright colors, clear lines and discreet shapes to acts like MIA, Lido Pimienta or others.
    If you go back to Perry’s video* for “You’re So Gay**” [Charles Nelson Reilly voice] which hasn’t exactly aged well [/CNRv] it’s got deliberately cheesy graphics which, at the time, seemed to be in line with the theme, but which since then has proven to just be her preference. It’s like that quote that technically wasn’t said by Descartes (although he did write a more diffuse paragraph that effectively does say that): if you act like a fool you may be mistaken for company by the real thing.
    *”This music video … [is] blocked in your country on copyright grounds.” Well how about thaaat.
    **This is also forgotten now but almost all of Katy Perry’s first songs as a non-Christian pop act were male-directed disses.

  106. @MikeatMikedotMike

    MikeatMike, I remember an interview on a local TV station where a woman said she liked to shop at Dollar General because you don’t have to get as dressed up as when you shop at Walmart.

    • LOL: jim jones
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  107. @MarkinLA

    Markin, You’d pay to see her nude, so why be ashamed if she wasn’t.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  108. @Jim Bob Lassiter

    There’s R. Crumb stuff you can’t even post on this-here blog. Remember Steve’s recent post about black women wanting to wear furs? I posted an R. Crumb cartoon about a black man who wanted to surf. The punch line was “Us n—-rs gits it aftuh nobody else wants it!!” It got unceremoniously whimmed. Without so much as a by your leave.
    https://forum.surfer.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2335717

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  109. Lot says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Spears and Perry are a good illustration of how little innovation there’s been in pop music the past 20 years. Spears sounded different than 80s pop starlets, but late 2010s starlets sound the same as her, Aguilera, etc.

    The only real recent pop innovation I can think of was Amy Winehouse and Adele doing a retro baritone black lady blues singer thing.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  110. @Corvinus

    Corvinus, was there ever a more stereotypical black than Jack Benny’s man Rochester?

  111. Lot says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    “Also, I never knew that Mexico was whiter than Spain”

    On TV it is.

  112. Hmmm, how come both shoes pictured are right shoes? Subliminal?

  113. Lot says:
    @MarkinLA

    I think 3/4 of Super Bowl tickets are promos and not actually directly sold.

  114. Now maybe if someone was wearing them to sing Way down the Swanee River while tap dancing they would be racist.

    Are mimes doing white face and are they actually funny?

  115. @Buffalo Joe

    Who doesn’t appreciate a practical minded woman?

  116. Clyde says:

    Twitter — The home for mobbed up leftist insanity. Everyday is marked by a new outrage for them to go crazy on. It’s makes me a bit nervous.

    • Replies: @MB
  117. Clyde says:
    @Autochthon

    Thanks. From Peter Gabriel’s best era. I cannot look at him now that he’s gone bald. He was very witty on Dave Letterman back then….was right after Woodstock 2, circa 1992. He did a great and dynamic “Red Rain”.

  118. Asagirian says: • Website

    The nuttery never stops.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/02/feminist-banned-from-twitter-files-lawsuit-against-the-platform-for-breach-of-contract-and-other-violations/

    If a man says he’s a ‘woman’, that is apparently proper-gendering. If you say that he is still a woman, you are ‘misgendering’. Universal values are dead. We live in a world of ‘Inversal’ values. Official dogma or narrative is inverse of obvious reality. Up is down, down is up.

    It’s like the idea that we should sanction Iran, a nation with no nukes, while showering billions on Israel, a nation with 300 nukes and no international inspections. Sanctioning a nation that has no nukes for its nuclear program while rewarding a nation that has many nukes(and snubs the international community) follows the logic of ‘Inversal’ values. ‘Inversal’ values cry out in pain as it strikes you.

  119. MB says:

    The new theme song for the latest fundraising tour of those two full/old/real time blackface characters that we have over the years all come to love and adore, Al The Snitch and the Rev. Jesse J.

    These blackface boots are made for moon walkin’,
    And that’s just what they’ll do.
    One of these days these blackface boots
    Are gonna moon walk all over you.

    With apologies to all the real and not so real white faces out there, you know who you are.
    Nancy Sinatra, Michael Jackson, Eddie Murphy . . . umm wait a minute. Jimmy Kimmel,

    You get the picture, not Picasso, in black and white living color and hypocrisy.

  120. MB says: • Website
    @Clyde

    TwitterDimWitter — The home for mobbed up leftist insanity.”

    There. Fixed it for you.
    You’re welcome.

  121. @Tyrion 2

    However, if she succeeds in extricating us from the EU, as I am optimistic she will, then she will truly be a mother to her people, and that is pretty cool.

    What did she have to do with it?

    The people did it, and she tried to push a deal that wasn’t “extrication” at all.

    • Replies: @Tyrion 2
  122. @MEH 0910

    Next on SJW/PC ($)hitlist: huwhyte owners of antique black cars with round, white headlights and shiny metal grills will have ninety days to forfeit the car’s title to an appropriately-complexioned survivor of the eternal legacy of slavery in America as partial reparations, or face censure and job loss by Twitterbomb and forcible seizure and hundred-dollar per day fine, plus interest, and/or imprisonment for failure to pay.

  123. @the one they call Desanex

    Damn! I hadn’t seen that one before. I imagine that A.A. has riffed off of that one a time or two.

    Glad to see your post is sticking so far.

  124. jb says:
    @MarkinLA

    Oh Lord, I wasn’t actually there at the Superbowl! I just saw it live on TV.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  125. jb says:
    @Steve Sailer

    Yeah, like I said I can see it if I’m looking for it. But it’s not like these were the Rockettes. Given the costumes and the cartoonish moves they were making it certainly didn’t stand out for me.

    BTW, according to Left Shark himself he did it on purpose:

  126. Mr. Anon says:
    @Corvinus

    Of course they have power. Of course they have their own media. Do you enjoy embarrass yourself?

    What media? What power? You are a deluded ninny and a contemptible fool.

    Idiot.

  127. @Old Prude

    I took classes under Cooper at Gunsite in the 1980s. I enjoyed him very much. Not clear where you got your negative impression.

  128. @Lot

    Spears sounded different than 80s pop starlets, but late 2010s starlets sound the same as her, Aguilera, etc.

    I’ve been informed that the main difference between Miss Spears and Miss Aguilera is that the latter can carry a tune, and doesn’t need a lot of digital studio rescue.

  129. @Jim Bob Lassiter

    That was Crumb’s contribution to Rick Griffin’s 1973 surfing comic book Tales From the Tube, which also had contributions from S. Clay Wilson and Robert Williams. The Zap artists were very supportive of each other.

  130. Tyrion 2 says:
    @AnotherDad

    I suppose we have a different perspective on the scale of the task.

    My perspective is that only a few years ago it seemed absolutely impossible that we were ever going to leave the EU. Even to key figures in UKIP, one of whom, though perhaps I misunderstood, mentioned to me that at some point it’d need to be an insurgency.

    I also remember the ignored referenda results in France and Ireland. It could easily have happened here. It is extremely lonely to be a Brexiteer under the age of 60 anywhere near certain jobs or parts of London. Theresa May is fighting her social millieu, the civil service and most locii of power.

    Furthermore, I am happy with the argument that what took so long to get wrapped in will take a little while to get out of.

    And yes, Theresa May was not responsible for the vote, but she has done well to protect it. Other leaders, as per Corbyn’s recent stab in the back, would not have done their duty. His latest ploy of offering a common market and no controlled borders deal, just as negotiations are closing, prove he is poison.

    Finally, her deal is far from the full solution, but, once we leave, we break the inevitability of the EU and we are a lot closer to where we should be than if we didn’t. Any solution now is better than a perfect one never.

  131. MarkinLA says:
    @Buffalo Joe

    There are a lot of women I would pay to see nude, but Katy Perry isn’t one of them.

  132. MarkinLA says:
    @jb

    I saw the show live, and on a stage full of dancing props I didn’t notice the left shark standing out in any special way

    Sorry, I mistook this to mean you saw her at some other venue repeating this act, like a lot of stars do when they are on the road.

  133. Katy Perry is a pop singer most famous for her Super Bowl performance with the rhythm-impaired flailing left shark

    Oh come on, she’s famous for a lot more than that. What about all her great songs? There’s “Hot n Cold”, “” Firework”, “Wide Awake”, “Roar”, etc.

  134. I see two Black faces, one with whiteface.

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