James Hetfield Blasts Kardashians For 'Disrespectful' T-Shirt Line

July 25, 2017

In June 2017, the Kardashian family recieved much criticism from music fans across the board after Kendall and Kylie Jenner superimposed images of themselves over misappropriated iconic album art from legendary musicians like Ozzy OsbourneThe DoorsPink Floyd and Notorious B.I.G. onto t-shirts and selling them for $125.

Among the artists affected by the Kardashian's failed clothing line was Metallica, after the artwork from their Kill 'Em All album was used on the shirts without the band's permission. James Hetfield told Entertainment Tonight Canada, "I guess what they were thinking is, 'We an do whatever we want." He went on to say, "To me, it's disrespectful. We've spend 36 years working hard, doing our best to keep a really close connection with people, make every note count, and someone just throws something up over something that we feel... not that it's sacred or anything, but show some respect."

When the story first broke, Sharon Osbourne blasted the apparel line, telling the sisters, "Girls, you haven't earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know... lip gloss."

The swift backlash prompted the Jenners to pull the clothing line, as well as an apology from Kendall, describing the designs as "not well thought out."