Kendall and Kylie Jenner Under Fire for Rap & Rock Appropriation
Another day, another Jenner/Kardashian scandal.
This time, the frenzy was created by the youngest sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner and their controversial line of $125 t-shirts under their “Rap vs. Rock” collection.
The sisters recently released a line of t-shirts that super-imposed their faces and/or “KK” initials in front of iconic rap and rock stars such as Tupac, Notorious B.I.G, and Ozzy Osbourne.
Photos of the shirts are below:
Naturally, the social media world called out the sisters for blatant cultural appropriation and slammed the poorly executed line.
Among the naysayers were Notorious B.I.G’s mother Voletta Wallace and Ozzy Osbourne’s wife Sharon.
Sharon Osbourne encouraged the girls to “stick to what you know…lip gloss” and prompted the girls to stop comparing themselves to cultural icons. “You haven’t earned the right,” Sharon Osbourne tweeted about the girls. Meanwhile Voletta Wallace urged the girls to stop appropriating hip hop culture and slammed them for never reaching out to the Notorious B.I.G. estate and asking permission to sell his likeness and image.
Immediately following the backlash, Kendall and Kylie pulled the line of t-shirts and issued a statement of apology via Twitter.
This recent scandal follows Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi Commercial controversy which also received much backlash and was eventually pulled altogether. In the commercial, Jenner gives a police officer a can of Pepsi which seemingly ends a protest and brings everyone together.