Also on Thursday, Rolling Stone reported, lawyers representing the Doors sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Jenner sisters.
Another pointed rebuke came from the family of the New York rap artist the Notorious B.I.G., born Christopher Wallace, whose albums topped the charts before and after his death in 1997.
“I have no idea why they feel they can exploit the deaths of 2pac and my Son Christopher to sell a t-shirt,” Voletta Wallace, Mr. Wallace’s mother, said on Instagram on Thursday. “This is disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst!!!”
Ms. Wallace added that her son’s estate had not been contacted regarding the use of any images.
Sharon Osbourne, a television personality whose husband, Ozzy Osbourne, of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath, was featured on the shirts, also criticized the Jenner sisters on Thursday.
“Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons,” Ms. Osbourne wrote on Twitter. “Stick to what you know…lip gloss.”
The sisters apologized in posts on Twitter on Thursday. “These designs were not well thought out and we deeply apologize to anyone that has been upset and/or offended, especially to the families of the artists,” they said. Their representatives did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
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