Kendall And Kylie Jenner Issue Apology After T-Shirt Backlash

The shirts have been pulled from the store, but the drama isn't over yet. 

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

Kendall and Kylie Jenner made a huge misstep when they decided to superimpose their photos onto images of iconic artists and sell them as T-shirts. Shortly after the Kendall + Kylie "Rock vs. Rap" collection debuted earlier this week, it was met with with a ton of backlash online.

Voletta Wallace, Biggie Smalls' mother, referred to the shirts as "disrespectful" in an Instagram post and called Kendall and Kylie out for not asking permission to use her son's image. Sharon Osbourne also blasted the Jenners via Twitter for using a photo of Ozzy, writing, "Girls, you haven't earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know…lip gloss."

The shirts, which feature artists like Tupac Shakur, Biggie Smalls, and Pink Floyd, were pulled from Kendall and Kylie's online shop yesterday, and they both issued an apology via social media shortly thereafter.

"These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended, especially to the families of the artists," the statement reads. "We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in anyway. The tee shirts have been pulled from retail and all images have been removed. We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes, and again, we are very sorry."

However, in the eyes of Biggie's estate, it's going to take more than a note on Twitter to clear this up.

"While we appreciate that the Jenners have made an apology and pulled the unlawful and unauthorized items, this matter has yet to be resolved," they said in a statement to People.

Get your popcorn ready — this is one battle that's just getting started.

[Photo: Getty Images]

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