Family members and fans of the music legends used in Kendall and Kylie Jenner‘s since-axed T-shirt designs are a force to be reckoned with.
The $125 tops had imagery of Notorious BIG, Tupac Shakur, Metallica and other music icons combined with the sisters’ faces — much to the dismay of many fans, whose social media outcry helped lead to the items’ cancellation.
Sharon and Kelly Osbourne weren’t happy with a shirt depicting Ozzy Osbourne with Kendall’s face over it. Sharon posted a picture of the tee with the fiery caption: “Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know…lip gloss.”
Kelly, meanwhile, Instagrammed her own T-shirt mock-up of her giving the middle finger to the reality stars.
Actor Michael Rapaport actually had a suggestion for the Jenners in a profanity-ridden Instagram video.
“No, no, no f—ing apology,” he said after the KENDALL + KYLIE fashion team released a statement and pulled the merchandise.
The company said Wednesday: “The KENDALL + KYLIE brand apologizes for any insensitivity … We did not mean to disrespect these icons and understand that we missed the mark completely.”
That didn’t cut it for Rapaport.
“The Kardashians, you got the balls big enough to put yourself with KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, Tupac and Biggie Smalls on T shirts? Get the f–k out of here,” he ranted, recommending the ladies make new shirts with plastic surgeons’ faces instead of the famed musicians’.
There have also been reports of legal action being taken toward the sisters’ brand. According to Rolling Stone, The Doors have issued a cease-and-desist letter while Billboard reported that Biggie’s estate has said, “The issue has yet to be resolved.” Biggie’s mom, Voletta Wallace, lashed out on Instagram: “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.”
Fellow “It” girl” Paris Jackson had something to say without directly mentioning the Jenner sisters, with whom she’s been running in the same circle.
“I can’t condone this ‘fashion,’” she wrote. “Legends like these who completely changed our world today, not just the music world, should be respected and honored. not turned into this,” she added.
And perhaps the daughter of a legend herself had the mic-drop moment while venting on Twitter by stating: “pink floyd is not chanel. led zeppelin is not michael kors. metallica is not givenchy. don’t get it twisted. #bandsnotbrands #RESPECTMUSIC.”