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Jenner sisters sued over Tupac t-shirt

By | Published on Monday 10 July 2017

Kylie & Kendall Jenner T-shirts

A photographer has launched a lawsuit against Kendall and Kylie Jenner over their now withdrawn collection of t-shirts, which saw them superimpose their own faces and names over classic music photography.

As previously reported, the t-shirts were seemingly put on sale for $125 each without seeking permission to use any of the imagery they were obscuring. Cease and desist letters went out from representatives of The Doors and Notorious BIG. The t-shirts were withdrawn from sale and an apology issued. However, a photographer who took the original photograph of Tupac Shakur used on one of the shirts has now gone legal

According to Complex, photographer Mike Miller is suing the Jenners over their use of his Tupac photograph, in a lawsuit which states that the sisters “at no times notified Miller that they intended to exploit his photography, let alone obtained his authorisation”.

The legal papers also say that “an association with Kendall is particularly problematic given that she was complicit in not one but two of the worst public relations disasters in recent memory”. Seemingly this refers to both the t-shirts themselves and Kendall Jenner’s recent appearance in a withdrawn Pepsi advert.

The Jenner sisters previously apologised for the t-shirts, saying that the designs “were not well thought out”. A representative for them has since told TMZ that while they approved the designs, they were not involved in putting them into production and had assumed that licensing would be handled by their team.