Kylie and Kendall Jenner issued a public apology after attempting to sell t-shirts with their faces superimposed over legendary musicians like Biggie, Tupac, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink Floyd, and The Doors. They were charging $125 a pop for the tees, and never got permission from any of the artists or their estates.
Biggie's mom and Sharon Osbourne both took to social media to express their disgust with the girls, while The Doors went right to their attorney and sent out a cease and desist.
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!!!
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 Doors Issue Cease & Desist To Kendall & Kylie Jenner; Call Them “Attention-Seeking Missiles Who Crave Celebrity” - blogged by: @eleven8 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This week, #KendallJenner and her baby sister, #KylieJenner, unveiled a series of vintage t-shirts bearing legendary rock and hip hop stars and placed them on sale for $125. These weren’t the average tees you’d get at the merch table at a rock concert, however. The shirts featured the Jenner sisters’ faces and logos plastered over the faces of #TupacShakur, #Biggie, KISS, #OzzyOsbourne, #Metallica and more. Needless to say, many celebrities and their fans weren’t feeling it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #SharonOsbourne and Kelly Osbourne took to social media to voice their frustration. Biggie’s mother, #VolettaWallace, did the same, also threatening legal action against the sisters if they didn’t stop production of the shirts. #TheDoors immediately went the legal route, serving the sisters with a cease-and-desist. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jeff Jampol, manager of the Doors and the Jim Morrison estate, completely destroyed the Jenners for their unauthorized use of the band’s likeness on their merchandise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “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,” Jampol says. “It’s ironic, at least, and criminal, at worst, both morally, ethically and artistically.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The drag didn’t stop there, however. He continued to let the sisters have it, saying, “They’re obviously attention-seeking missiles who crave celebrity and being well-known but don’t actually do anything. It’s the polar opposite of the artists that they’re trampling all over. It’s just spitting in the face and on top of art and message and soul and legacy.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jampol says that the surviving members of the group had absolutely no contact with the Jenner clan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The sisters have since released identical apologies via social media & promised to remove the nearly sold-out tees.
The shirts, which were almost sold out, have now been removed for their website.