Kylie and Kendall Jenner are in hot water again for appropriating Black culture. The two sisters recently launched their new ‘vintage’ T-shirt line that includes shirts with their personal Instagram post plastered on top of legendary artists’ like Tupac and Biggie and bands’ album covers and faces.
— Kendall and Kylie (@KendallandKylie) June 28, 2017
Twitter went on a rampage with fans heated on how the Jenners had the audacity to launch this line, with a price tag of $125 no less.
Why would Kendall and Kylie Jenner think they could just plaster their faces and initials over Biggie and Pac? pic.twitter.com/Mh0yZWKzxw
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) June 29, 2017
— alliehustle (@alliehustle_) June 28, 2017
Kendall & Kylie are disrespectful af for putting their faces & initials over pictures of biggie & tupac! did Kanye okay this?! pic.twitter.com/L3RwFrDSj9
— Silvia (@_BraveHeart) June 29, 2017
Kendall and Kylie can have a vintage T-shirt line, ain’t knocking the hustle. But them bitches need to stay the FUCK away from Tupac.
— Mama Nibiru (@MadamSophie88) June 29, 2017
Y'all really had the nerve to put Bruno in the appropriation box when you have Kendall & Kylie selling Pac shirts with their initials on it?
— Golding (@GoldingGirl617) June 29, 2017
the “vintage tees” on Kendall and Kylie’s shop are just distressed t-shirts w their old Instagrams on them. remarkable. pic.twitter.com/RE9tSG2Q3f
— mariah (@mRiah) June 28, 2017
The disrespect would probably wane if they could stop being so thirsty. Attention seeking.
— Unfinished In BK (@TheUnfinishedBK) June 29, 2017
While the Kendall + Kylie line has received a great amount of backlash, the site is nearly sold out with two shirts only having a few left in stock. Not surprisingly however, the Jenner clan may not have cleared use of the photos with the respective estates. Biggie’s mother Voletta Wallace has made that much known with this scathing Instagram post.
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!!!