Kendall and Kylie Jenner have discontinued sale of a T-shirt that misappropriated imagery from Pink Floyd‘s “The Dark Side of the Moon” (1973).
The shirt was one of several designs that featured the women’s faces superimposed across iconic music imagery pinched from Floyd, The Doors, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., Metallica and Ozzy Osbourne. They sold for $125.
The Jenners added the designs to their online shop Wednesday and removed them Thursday following immediate and harsh criticism.
Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, tweeted, “Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know … lip gloss.”
“It’s ironic, at least, and criminal, at worst, both morally, ethically and artistically,” Doors representative Jeff Jampol told Rolling Stone. “They’re obviously attention-seeking missiles who crave celebrity and being well-known but don’t actually do anything.
“It’s the polar opposite of the artists that they’re trampling all over,” he added. “It’s just spitting in the face and on top of art and message and soul and legacy.”
Notorious B.I.G.’s mother, Voletta Wallace, called the shirt featuring her son “disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst.”
On matching tweets the Jenner’s posted Thursday, the pair said, “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.
“We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in anyway [sic].
“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.”