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Jenner sisters are sorry for putting their faces on iconic rock shirts

June 29, 2017

Sharon Osbourne and Notorious B.I.G.'s estates were less than impressed.

 

Kylie and Kendall Jenner aren’t afraid to strike out on their own. The younger siblings of Kim Kardashian, the Jenner sisters have pursued and executed plenty of entrepreneurial pursuits, like Kylie’s eponymous makeup line and Kendall pursuing work as a professional photographer. But they stumbled on Thursday, introducing a bizarre line of t-shirts featuring their faces overlaid on iconic band shirt designs. Targets included Pink Floyd, Ozzy Osbourne, and Notorious B.I.G. Check it out:

This prompted a quick reaction; first, ‘What even is this?’ Then, ‘Is this licensed?’ Ozzy’s wife Sharon Osbourne took to Twitter to voice her disdain:

In an Instagram post, Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, cleared up that the Jenners had indeed not received permission to use these images, calling the shirts “disgusting”:

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!!!

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Clearly, word reached Kylie and Kendall, and Kendall tweeted this apology:

https://twitter.com/KendallJenner/status/880527206362914816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spin.com%2F2017%2F06%2Fnotorious-big-mom-kendall-kylie-jenner-shirts-controversy%2F

Thus began and ended what was almost certainly the Jenners’ most short-lived business venture. Another beautiful day in the year of our lord 2017!

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