In a lawsuit filed Friday, photographer Michael Miller alleged the Jenners “misappropriated and wrongfully exploited at least two original photographs” of Tupac.
In a statement today, the sisters’ company argues that no infringement occurred because the shirts were “vintage” and purchased pre-printed from a company licensed to sell them. “Canada Inc, the licensee manufacturer of the K + K brand, purchased a very small quantity of vintage T-shirts with performer images already on them,” the company’s statement reads. “Canada Inc did not copy anyone’s image, remove any copyright notice from any image, or attempt to exploit Mr Miller’s claimed right of publicity.”
Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know…lip gloss. pic.twitter.com/BhmuUVrDBn
— Sharon Osbourne (@MrsSOsbourne) June 29, 2017
Sharon Osbourne is right. To even try to sell a pre-purchased piece of clothing for $125 with your lipstick-model face superimposed over a legend of music is wrong. Although what they did could be completely legal, the Jenners are out of their minds to think that they can compare to the people who’s faces they so blatantly put their own over. Just plain disrespectful.
Management for the Doors and the Notorious B.I.G.’s estate both sent cease-and-desist notices to the Jenners, but so far, Miller is the only party to actually sue.