The INSIDER Summary:
- In June, Kendall and Kylie Jenner released a line of vintage-style T-shirts that showed their faces superimposed over famous images of musicians on their website.
- Talk show host Sharon Osbourne, whose husband Ozzy Osbourne was featured on a shirt, slammed the vintage-style shirts on “The Talk.”
- “They are doing this for press like they do everything and I fell right for it by responding,” she said.
- The sisters have since been accused of cultural appropriation and copyright infringement over the shirts.
- The Jenners’ website K + K stopped selling the shirts, but the backlash continues.
Kendall and Kylie Jenner made headlines after they pulled their line of questionable vintage-style T-shirts just a day after releasing them in June.
The Jenners continue to face severe backlash and legal trouble over the $125 shirts, which depicted the sisters’ faces superimposed over iconic photos of legendary musicians including Metallica, Tupac, Led Zeppelin, and Ozzy Osbourne.
When the shirts launched on Kendall + Kylie, talk show host Sharon Osbourne, who is married to Ozzy Osbourne, made it perfectly clear that the Osbourne camp did not approve of them.
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
“Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know…lip gloss,” she tweeted.
On July 12, Osbourne slammed the sisters’ business practices again on the CBS talk show, “The Talk.”
Osbourne, who is a co-host on the show, started the segment by reading her tweet aloud and then launched into a criticism of the T-shirt ordeal, calling the vintage-inspired line an intentional publicity stunt.
“They are doing this for press like they do everything and I fell right for it by responding,” she said.
“They’re getting their line up and running by using all these iconic performers to just state that they now have a line of merchandising,” she said. “They know exactly what they’re doing, they’re not kids. They were brought up in this industry.”
Watch the clip from the show below:
Osbourne isn’t the only one who is unhappy with the Jenners. The Doors’ estate and Notorious B.I.G.’s mother have issued cease and desist warnings to the sisters, according to Rolling Stone. The photographer who took the iconic photo of Tupac that was featured on one of the T-shirts is also suing the sisters for using his images without asking permission.
Though the Jenner sisters issued a lukewarm apology for causing offense with their T-shirts in June, for many people, it doesn’t seem to be enough.
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