The Internet is NOT amused.
Yesterday, Kylie and Kendall Jenner dropped a collection of vintage inspired tees. Sounds harmless, right? Sold for $125 each under their famed Kylie + Kendall label, the Jenner sisters certainly didn’t expect the reaction they got from their fans — and from their NOT-so-fans.
The collection featured T-shirts with the duo’s faces superimposed over music legends like Pink Floyd, Metallica and The Doors. Other garments saw Kylie Jenner posing in a pool, her body superimposed over a photo of Tupac, or a Kendall portrait on top of an image of Notorious B.I.G. As you may guess, it’s the two latter styles that sent Internet users into something of a violent rage.
I’m still salty Kendall and Kylie are putting their faces on shirts with Tupac and Biggie. Might as well burn em cause that shit is ugly. pic.twitter.com/FI7BrliVgf
— dya ? (@cametogiveIove) June 28, 2017
While it may not have seemed like a big deal to the Jenners at the time, the duo quickly changed their tune and the collection was swiftly removed from their webstore. The backlash intensified as news reached the ears of Biggie’s mother, Voletta Wallace, who took to Instagram to describe the collection as being “disrespectful, disgusting and exploitation at its worst”.
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!!!
Take a look at the infamous designs below, and be sure to let us know what you think about the whole ordeal.