Remember the uproar over Kendall and Kylie Jenner's brand releasing T-shirts with their image superimposed over icons like Tupac and Biggie?
Kendall and her sister Kylie had pulled the $125 t-shirts from sale earlier this year after photographer Michael Miller took legal action against the sisters for using his images without permission, and planned to sue for any profits they made from the garments during the short time they were on sale. "This is disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst!". "There has been no infringement or violation of anyone's rights".
Not only has this controversy ruffled feathers for cultural appropriation, but many are accusing the girls of stealing the design from Kate Spade's 2014 accessories collection - which also featured purse with silver metal hardware modeled after a takeout container. "These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone who has been upset and/or offended, especially the families of the artists", they wrote. "We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in anyway [sic]. We will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes and again, we are very sorry".