Kendall and Kylie Jenner: Donating Earnings from Offensive T-Shirts?
Earlier this week, Kendall and Kylie Jenner started up one of the dumbest scandals we’ve ever seen.
It was really and truly just ridiculous.
Somehow, someway, the littlest Jenners thought it was a good idea to make a line of t-shirts featuring photos of popular musicians — with their own faces laid over them.
The artists they chose included the likes of Tupac, Notorious B.I.G. The Doors, Pink Floyd, and more.
So just picture your favorite legendary music act on a shirt, then a semi-transparant photo of Kendall and/or Kylie on top of it.
It’s just … why?
On top of the offensive, possibly illegal use of those images, the Jenner girls also had the nerve to ask $ 125 for one of their silly shirts.
It’s no wonder they’ve been receiving a boatload of backlash.
First, the mother of the late Notorious B.I.G. commented on the shirts on her Instagram page, writing that she wasn’t sure who told Kylie and Kendall “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,” she continued.
“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!”
Since another shirt featured Ozzy Osbourne, his family also felt the need to comment.
His wife, Sharon, tweeted “Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know … lip gloss.”
Kendall has issued an apology, stating that “These designs were no well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone hat has been upset and/or offended, especially to the families of the artists.”
“We are huge fans of heir music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in any way. The tee shits have been pulled from retail and all images have been removed.”
She added that “We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes, and again we are very sorry.”
It seems the apology, while nice, wasn’t exactly enough — Biggie Smalls’ estate made an additional statement about it.
“While we appreciate that the Jenners have made an apology and pulled the unlawful and unauthorized items, this matter has yet to be resolved,” the statement read.
Could there possibly be some legal action in the near future?
Just in case, it seems like Kendall and Kylie are eager to make things right as much as they can.
As a source explains to Hollywood Life, “They are definitely feeling bad over the fallout of their t-shirt line and are not happy that they are getting threatened with lawsuits and taking a lot of heat for it.”
Easy solution: don’t do dumb stuff, then you won’t get heat.
The source claims that “They are considering donating all the proceeds of the shirts that were sold to the charities of the families to make their apology actually mean something more.”
Really, that’s the least they should do.
Short of inventing a time machine, going back and making better choices, it’s pretty much their only option.