Kendall and Kylie Jenner launch 'vintage' T-shirts; online backlash forces them to stop sale
Controversy's favourite children — Kendall and Kylie Jenner have landed themselves in a predicament once again.
The sister duo recently launched a line of 'vintage' T-shirts wherein they took pictures of icons in the music industry, and then superimposed their own selfies and the letters K.K (Kendall and Kylie, DUH) onto those images.
Each such masterpiece was then printed onto T-shirts, and was being sold at the modest price tag of $125 only. Every t-shirt claimed to be a 'one of its kind' piece.
The lucky artists that found themselves as the backdrop for the reality-television famous sisters were the likes of Tupac Shakur, Ozzy Osbourne, Notorious B.I.G, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppellin, Metallica and The Doors.
Needless to say, this did not go down well with people (thank god there is some semblance of order still left in this world). Family members of the star's have responded to Kendall and Kylie's latest business idea with major criticism.
Biggie's mother posted on Instagram to express her horror and disbelief at the girls' heinous act of disrespect, and went on to clarify that their product had 'no affiliation to the Notorious B.I.G Estate'.
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!!!
Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne's wife also took to a social media platform to bash the sisters publicly. Via Twitter, Sharon told the girls that they should stick to what they know, which is 'lipgloss'.
The Jenner sisters single handedly managed to offend a large section of the social media community (something that Kendall seems to have become a pro at, having recently been embroiled in controversy over her Pepsi commercial).
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
Charges of cultural appropriation, disregard and all round disrespect are being hurled at the sisters.
After the entire debacle caused a social media storm, the sisters withdrew the T-shirts from their site and stopped their sale immediately. Kendall then went on to post a public apology on Twitter, admitting that the designs were 'not well thought out' and that they did not mean to 'offend anyone' (Kendall seems to be copy pasting her apology notes these days it seems).
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) June 29, 2017
However, looking at the past reactions of the Kardashian clan, whenever they land themselves in the lap of controversy, it seems like the sister's will be lapping up this attention in whichever way they can.
In this millennial day and age, it seems that the entire reality star household functions on the tenets of the (in)famous saying — There's no such thing as bad publicity.
Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 11:42:58 IST