Kendall and Kylie Jenner really out Kendall and Kylie-ed themselves recently, when they launched a line of t-shirts with their own faces superimposed over those of various well-known images of music legends.
Late rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls both ended up being splashed alongside the reality stars on the $125 garments, as did Black Sabbath front man Ozzy Osbourne and deceased Doors singer Jim Morrison.
The shirts were pulled from sale after heavy criticism from the families of those involved, and the sisters apologised, but now, a photographer has taken things a step further and is suing the pair for using one of his images without permission.
Per reports from gossip monsters TMZ, photographer Michael Miller, who has has worked with the likes of Angelina Jolie and shot Nick Cave album covers, owns the copyright of two of the Tupac images in question.
Miller is reportedly not satisfied with the pair’s apology, and is now suing the 19 and 21-year-olds for copyright infringement and seeking any profits that were made for the brief period that the shirts were on sale.
In a complaint filed on Friday, the photographer claimed that the sisters “misappropriated and wrongfully exploited” his images, and to put the moot in a little more, his lawyers added that Kendall is:
“… particularly problematic [for Miller] given that she was complicit in not one but two of the worst public relations disasters in recent memory.”
A representative for the Kardashian–Jenner family has called the suit “absurd”, saying that Kendall and Kylie merely gave their approval for the design, and let their brand handle the rest.
Arcade Fire recently took a crack at the sisters for the t-shirt fiasco, slapping their own logo over an image of Kendall on a series of limited-edition tour shirts, the proceeds of which will reportedly be donated to charity.
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