Arcade Fires back.
Concertgoers at Arcade Fire’s Tuesday night performance took note of a new piece of merch getting sold by the indie rock group: a T-shirt featuring a stencil of Kendall Jenner with a logo of the band’s latest album placed squarely atop the one-time Pepsi spokesmodel’s face.
The acrimonious apparel on sale at London’s York Hall appears to be a shot at Kendall Jenner and her sister Kylie, who recently attempted to sell T-shirts that, for whatever reason, superimposed images of the two models on top of famous musicians and beloved album covers.
For just $ 125, people could purchase a piece of fabric featuring genuinely talented performers such as Tupac, the Notorious BIG and Ozzy Osbourne obscured by two reality television stars who once came together (with two other authors) to write a teen sci-fi book titled “Rebels: City of Indra: The Story of Lex and Livia.”
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After getting threatened with a lawsuit and called out by fans of the artists as well as the mother of the Notorious BIG, who deemed the shirts “disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst,” the two models released a statement on Twitter.
Said Kylie Jenner, “These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended.”
The merchandise was quickly taken down.
As for Arcade Fire’s parody of the Jenners’ fashion foible, all proceeds went to Partners in Health, a Boston-based nonprofit that helps provide health care in developing countries.
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The shirt cost approximately $ 32.
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