At the end of last month Kendall and Kylie Jenner came into fire when their newest clothing line was released, which the girls had chosen the look of vintage t-shirts.
These t-shirts had music legends such as: Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, Ozzy Osborne, Metallica, Pink Floyd, The Doors, printed in the background with the photographs of the Jenner’s superimposed over the musicians.
When the girls released links on their social media accounts of their newest clothing line, fans were quick to question the girl’s choices in design.
Some fans found it quite unsettling that the duo chose to superimpose their faces over the late rap icons.
While others were angered by the Instagram image of Kylie with cornrows calling it cultural appropriation.
Kylie and Kendall released a screenshot of their apology from their phone that was posted onto their Twitter accounts.
‘These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended, especially the families of the artists. We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in anyway. The tee shirts have been pulled from retail and all images have been removed. We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes and again, we are very sorry.’
The girls not only anger some of their fans but they also angered the late Biggie Smalls mother Voletta Wallace posted 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!!!’
They also ticked of The Talk host Sharon Osborne, wife of rock icon Ozzy Osborne tweeted ‘Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know… Lip gloss’
Osborne’s, daughter Kelly in true Osborne fashion, also posted on her Instagram account of an image of a white shirt with Kendall and Kylie and the talk show hosts superimposed image of herself giving the finger.
However the drama doesn’t end just yet with photographer Michael Miller who is now suing the girls, for copyright infringement over the Tupac Shakur images that were used in the collection.
In response the girls lawyer stated only two Tupac Shakur shirts were sold before the collection was pulled the girls also obtained the images used in the collection from a licensed vendor.
Fashion line Arcade Fire responded to the drama by selling a t-shirt featuring their logo over Kendall Jenner’s face. With a sign underneath the t-shirt stating that 100 percent of proceeds will be going to the non-profit organisation Partners in Health.