The Kardashian/Jenners strike again. Amidst continued accusations of stealing clothing designs from African American designers, they don’t seem to know when to quit. However their recent attempts to hijack Black culture for profit was shut down by none of than Ms. Voletta Wallace.
Yesterday social media was in a tizzy over the release of Kendall and Kylie’s vintage tees. They featured images of Biggie and Tupac as background to more prominent images of themselves and initials.
The notoriety of the shirts made their way to the mother of Notorious BIG, Voletta Wallace. Violetta was quick to denounce the t-shirts and call further attention to what appears to be an ongoing problem.
“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!!!”
Voletta definitely had them shook as the T-shirts have now been removed from the Kendall + Kylie website. While the Kardashians have been praised as great “businesswomen”, it appears that they continue to take short cuts. Hopefully this will encourage to take a step back and reevaluate their business practices. Everyone knows about licensing, there’s no excuse. Plus Kendall knew after that Pepsi commercial “All Eyes” would literally be on her.
Update: Both Jenners have issued (the same) apology on their Twitter pages.
Well there you have it.
How you do feel about the Kardashian/Jenners being caught out there yet again? Also, how do you feel about Voletta’s swift action to preserve her son’s image?