The Kendall and Kylie Jenner vintage t-shirt fiasco continues to be even more disastrous. Lawyers representing The Doors' estate have confirmed that they will be pursuing a lawsuit against the Jenners—despite their apologies and how quickly the shirts were pulled off the shelves, according to a TMZ report.
The two sisters released a new line of t-shirts as part of their Kendall + Kylie clothing line on Wednesday that featured photos of major cultural icons such as Biggie, Tupac, Jim Morrison of the The Doors, and Ozzy Osborne. It appears that neither the sisters nor anyone from their mighty legal team thought to ask for permission from any of the representatives of the people they featured on their t-shirts.
So who's gonna start flaming Kendall and Kylie for putting their trash initials over Tupac's face? pic.twitter.com/0O6VhI9mUE— keely 🥝 (@KeelyRink) June 28, 2017
Kendal and Kylie Jenner apologized yesterday for their mistake, with Kendall tweeting a statement that admitted the “designs were not well thought out” and adding that the sisters never intended to “disrespect these cultural icons in anyway” [sic]. The t-shirts were pulled from stores and “all images have been removed.”
Lawyers representing The Doors are not the only ones speaking out against the t-shirts. Biggie’s estate issued their own cease and desist letter yesterday, threatening to sue if the t-shirts were not pulled from stores. Volleta Wallace, Biggie’s mom, described the situation as “disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst.”
Sharon Osborne, Ozzy Osborne’s wife, also took to Twitter to express her disapproval.
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
The shirts have now been pulled completely from all stores, but it doesn’t appear the Jenner sisters will feel the backlash where it counts most—in their pockets. As Complex reported yesterday, the shirts were going for $125 and had already sold out by the time the controversy started brewing.