Kendall and Kylie Jenner thought it would be a good idea to put their faces over vintage rock and classic hip-hop t-shirt designs from artists like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, KISS, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, The Doors, Notorious B.IG. and 2Pac. Not only that, but they thought they’d sell these shirts without getting permission from the original artists. Oh, and they were selling these t-shirts for $125 a piece (wtf?).
Well, those t-shirts have been pulled hours after becoming available due to a couple of cease and desist letters sent their way from the estates of Notorious B.I.G. and The Doors.
Voletta Wallace, Notorious B.I.G.’s mother, shared on Instagram:
I am not sure who told @kyliejenner and @kendalljenner that they had the right to do this. The disrespect of these girls to not even reach out to me or anyone connected to the estate baffles me. I have no idea why they feel they can exploit the deaths of 2pac and my Son Christopher to sell a t-shirt. This is disrespectful , disgusting, and exploitation at its worst!!!
Manager of The Doors and Jim Morrison’s estate, Jeff Jampol told Rolling Stone:
“This is a case of people who fashion themselves as celebrities who are famous for being well-known but don’t actually do anything trying to utilize and steal and capitalize on the legacies of those who actually did do something and created amazing art and messages. It’s ironic, at least, and criminal, at worst, both morally, ethically and artistically.”
Here’s what Sharon Osbourne had to say:
Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know…lip gloss. pic.twitter.com/BhmuUVrDBn
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) June 29, 2017
Kendall Jenner has issued a statement via Twitter:
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) June 29, 2017
How did they think that this would be a good idea?