Fans Are Seriously Peeved Over Kendall and Kyle Jenner’s New “Vintage Tee” Collection
It seems like every other day, Kendall and Kylie Jenner have a new trick up their sleeves: Just last week, Kendall announced a collaboration with jewelry line Ippolita.
On Wednesday, the sisters surprised fans with even MORE shoppable merch, adding a line of “vintage” rapper/band tees ($125) to their Kendall + Kylie Collection, but with a (rather controversial) twist.
In place of the faces of rappers and band logos one might expect to find emblazoned on the tees, they feature superimposed photos of Kendall, Kylie, or their logo. Followers were NOT happy with the sisters’ adjustments to the classic images, and took to Twitter to criticize the new releases.
Kendall exploiting bands by slapping her untalented face on a band tee and calling it vintage. https://t.co/rEAr0fQfHd
— ✰ Witchy Woman ✰ (@MyOwnRiver) June 28, 2017
So Kylie Jenner has herself on top of Tupac on a tee & Kendall Jenner got herself on top of Tupac & Biggie? The absolute disrespect 🤦🏽♀️
— Kenita Stewart (@DopeAsKen) June 29, 2017
In addition to forcing a connection between them and the musical icons depicted on the shirt, not to mention potentially disrespecting the artists, the photo Kylie chose was an Instagram image of her in cornrows, which people felt she had culturally appropriated.
Cultural appropriation is tired- stop it!!!! https://t.co/OFPbcnsskY
— Joy Tyler (@jazzyjoy) June 29, 2017
I cannot believe kendall jenner is disrespecting the doors, led zeppelin and pink floyd like that…. like why?
— maddi (@loveyamendes) June 29, 2017
Kendall’s tee, which featured the model covering a Pink Floyd logo, didn’t fare much better, with followers asking why she would choose to disrespect the bands in such a manner. Yikes!
Still, they must have had some happy customers, as many of the shirts are already marked “low stock” on the website, and it seems that some have been removed altogether after being sold out.
Neither sister has responded to the backlash thus far.
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(h/t Fashionista; photos via Jerrod Harris/Getty + Kendall + Kylie)