The Doors accept beatific a cease-and-desist letter to Kendall and Kylie Jenner over the pair's arguable new bandage of T-shirts featuring the pair's faces superimposed over musicians including Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G. and Ozzy Osbourne. In one shirt, Kendall Jenner's face can be apparent over the Doors' logo.
"The Doors accept afresh abstruse that Kendall Kylie are affairs shirts application the Protected Property after the Doors' allotment or consent," the letter states. "Your use of the registered trademarks in business is acceptable to account confusion, aberration or to deceive consumers into assertive that the Kendall Kylie accoutrement was accustomed by the Doors back no such allotment was approved or provided by the Doors."
The letter goes on to advance that use of the band's logo is "likely to account concoction by tarnishment of the acclaimed mark" and "harms the acceptability of the Doors."
"In accession to brand contravention and arbitrary competition, the accoutrement violates Jim Morrison's post-mortem appropriate of publicity," the letter reads. "The superimposing of a selfie of Kendall Jenner over the iconic 'Lion' account of the backward Jim Morrison is abhorrent and arresting for its abortion to admit the rights of the acreage of Mr. Morrison to ascendancy the use of his likeness.
Speaking with Rolling Stone, Jeff Jampol, administrator of the Doors and the Jim Morrison estate, excoriated the brace for their accommodation to advertise the crooked clothing. "This is a case of bodies who appearance themselves as celebrities who are acclaimed for actuality acclaimed but don't absolutely do annihilation aggravating to advance and abduct and capitalize on the legacies of those who absolutely did do article and created amazing art and messages," Jampol says. "It's ironic, at least, and criminal, at worst, both morally, ethically and artistically."
Jampol said the actual associates of the bandage had "zero contact" with the Jenners.
"They're acutely attention-seeking missiles who crave celebrity and actuality acclaimed but don't absolutely do anything," says Jampol. "It's the arctic adverse of the artists that they're trampling all over. It's aloof spitting in the face and on top of art and bulletin and body and legacy."
Per the letter, Kendall and Kylie Jenner accept until Saturday, July 1st to accede with the estate's requests that, amid added things, the shirt be bare for sale, recalled from all distributors, wholesalers and retail outlets and a "full accounting of all gain accustomed from the auction of goods" be provided.
The new bandage of arguable T-shirts appeared on the sisters' online boutique Wednesday, but were removed afterward a abrupt backlash. The Notorious B.I.G.'s mother, Voletta Wallace, alleged the shirt featuring her son "disrespectful, disgusting, and corruption at its worst" while Ozzy Osbourne's wife, Sharon Osbourne, tweeted, "Girls, you haven't becoming the appropriate to put your face with agreeable icons. Stick to what you apperceive … lip gloss." (Wallace's advocate additionally issued a cease-and-desist letter to the sisters.)
Other artists to accept their likenesses overlaid with those of the Jenner sisters included Metallica, Pink Floyd, Kiss and Led Zeppelin. The T-shirts retailed for $125 and had the words "Repurposed in the USA" printed on each.
On Thursday afternoon, Kendall and Kylie Jenner acquaint identical letters to Twitter answer for the theft. "These designs were not able-bodied anticipation out and we acutely apologize to anyone that has been agitated and/or offended, abnormally to the families of the artists. We are huge admirers of their music and it was not our ambition to boldness these cultural icons in anyhow [sic]. The tee shirts accept been pulled from retail and all images accept been removed. We will use this as an befalling to apprentice from these mistakes and again, we are actual sorry."
The Doors' Cease-and-Desist Letter to Kendall and Kylie Jenner
Notorious B.I.G.'s mom has airtight Kylie and Kendall Jenner for application the rapper's angel after permission on a T-shirt. Watch here.