The Jenner sisters found themselves in hot water last week when they released a new line of t-shirts with their faces superimposed over famous musical artists, including Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Ozzy Osbourne, Led Zeppelin and more.
The artists featured and their families quickly reacted against the t-shirts, which were selling for $125 USD. Sharon and Kelly Osbourne, as well as Voletta Wallace, Biggie’s mother, all chastised the women on social media, calling for the removal of the shirts. The management team for The Doors and Jim Morrison’s estate also sent the Jenner sister’s a cease and desist letter.
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
The sisters pulled the shirts from their online store and issued identical apologies online, but the controversy is continuing with a playful nod from Arcade Fire.
— Kendall (@KendallJenner) June 29, 2017
According to one fan who attended Arcade Fire’s show in London this week, the band is now selling T-shirts with their upcoming album title Everything Now and its logo with the faces of the Jenner sisters super-imposed on top.
According to the fan Twitter pic, all of the proceeds from the sale of the Jenner shirts will go towards the charity Partners In Health. Only Arcade Fire could pull off making a tongue in cheek social reference while also giving back to charity. Is there anything they can’t do?
— Thomas (@thomasjsmith__) July 4, 2017
Arcade Fire released the single “Everything Now” in June, sharing a music video for the track at the beginning of the month (watch here). Following the release of the new track, Arcade Fire announced that “Everything Now” is the title track of their upcoming fifth album, due out July 28.
Recorded in Montreal, New Orleans and Paris, the album is the first since the band’s 2013 disc Reflektor. Day and night versions of the album in vinyl are available now for pre-order on the band’s website, along with CD and cassettes of Everything Now.
At the same London show, the band debuted their new song “Chemistry,” while also playing hits like “Rebellion (Lies),” “Ready To Start,” and “Reflektor.”
— Ian Reynolds (@ianreynolds_5) July 4, 2017