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Thursday 22 March 2018

Jenner sisters apologise as Sharon Osbourne gets shirty over Ozzy image

Kendall Jenner, left, and sister Kylie have apologised for the 'vintage' T-shirts (Invision/AP)
Kendall Jenner, left, and sister Kylie have apologised for the 'vintage' T-shirts (Invision/AP)

Celebrity sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner have apologised for "vintage" T-shirts superimposing their images with those of musicians including former Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne, Tupac Shakur and rapper The Notorious B.I.G.

The sisters began selling the shirts online on Wednesday for 125 dollars each (£96) as part of their Kendall + Kylie brand.

But sales were halted and the apology issued after Osbourne's wife Sharon Osbourne, and Voletta Wallace, the mother of the late Notorious B.I.G, complained on social media.

"Girls, you haven't earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know.lip gloss," Osbourne tweeted.

On Instagram, Ms Wallace put a huge red X through the shirt featuring her rap legend son and said: "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!!!"

The shirts were taken down and Kylie Jenner tweeted, in part: "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."

A statement later released by the sisters' brand said the shirts were one-of-a-kind re-purposed vintage T-shirts and the designs were "randomly selected and not well thought out".

The brand also apologised for "any insensitivity" and added that "we missed the mark completely".


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