Kylie & Kendall Jenner pissed off a whoooooooole bunch of people with their controversial new T-shirt range, which ICYMI besmirched classic images of legendary rap & metal acts like Ozzy Osbourne, Biggie Smalls, Tupac and Metallica by superimposing them with pictures of — yep — themselves:
someone please get kendall & kylie and get them out of business like YOU GONNA DISRESPECT PINK FLOYD & TUPAC LIKE THAT? pic.twitter.com/fL8rmryZdD
— Lyssa Sheng (@Lyssuhh7) June 28, 2017
And it wasn’t just fans who were ~shirted off~. Relos of the music icons whose visages they’d so brazenly defiled were also outraged, with Sharon Osbourne and Notorious B.I.G.’s mum Voletta both coming for the Jenners with a social media smackdown.
Kylie & Kendall caved to pressure and yanked the sacrilegious threads from sale yesterday, with Kendall issuing an apology conceding that the designs were “not well thought out” and adding that “it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in any way… We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes and again, we are very sorry.”
But now, it seems like it might be a case of too-little-too-late, because one of the legendary bands whose image was trashed by the reality TV stars’ totally fucking berserk brand of self-promotion is apparently “ready to sue”.
“We’re told Team Doors isn’t satisfied. A source connected to the estates tell us… they’ll be pursuing a lawsuit,” the gossip rag claims.
The offending T-shirt in question featured an iconic image of deceased Doors legend Jim Morrison covered by… god it actually pains us to write this… a Kendall Jenner selfie.
Jim Morrison did not die for this shit pic.twitter.com/FefcbtuFwj
— bea (@velvetdaytona) June 28, 2017
And The Doors’ manager Jeff Jampol has unleashed a TBH arse-whooping tirade against the celebrity sibs to Rolling Stone mag, basically summing up exactly how we all feel.
“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 utilise and steal and capitalise on the legacies of those who actually did do something and created amazing art and messages,” he says.
“It’s ironic, at least, and criminal, at worst, both morally, ethically and artistically.”
And it seems The Doors aren’t the only one who aren’t satisfied by the Jenners’ mea culpa.
Biggie Smalls’ estate also appears to be unmoved, officially responding: “While we appreciate that the Jenners have made an apology and pulled the unlawful and unauthorized items, this matter has yet to be resolved.”
Yep. Seems like this saga is far from over.
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