Jenners In Hot Water For Latest Purse Design (Photos)

Jenners In Hot Water For Latest Purse Design (Photos) Promo Image

Sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner have found themselves at the center of a few controversies about their fashion and accessory creations, this time catching flak for a handbag shaped like a Chinese food takeout box.

The handbag in question, dubbed the "Lee Leather Clutch," has drawn ire from internet commenters for being both tasteless and inaccurate, according to MTV Asia. The white leather bag has "KK Express Los Angeles CA" written in red on the front as well as donning an image of a tiger.

To make matters worse, the takeout boxes in Asia don't resemble the bag the Jenners created. It was not clear if authenticity was at the front of the Jenners' minds when crafting the bag, but it certainly did not go unnoticed by members of the Asian community.

They also caught heat for appearing to take the design straight from a Kate Spade bag that debuted in 2014, according to W Magazine. The magazine points out that the Kate Spade bag was created by designer Deborah Lloyd after her a trip to Tokyo and bears striking resemblance to the recent offering from the Jenners.

This isn't the first time the duo has found themselves in hot water and accusations of cultural appropriation, either. In June 2017, the Jenners created a line of "vintage" T-shirts that superimposed their faces over the faces of prominent music stars from the 1980s and 1990s.

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The families of deceased New York rapper Notorious B.I.G. and rock icon Ozzy Osbourne were quick to criticize the pair for their creations, saying that they were never contacted about the use of their likenesses, reports W Magazine.

Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy's wife, was sharp in her critique of the fashion mavens, saying they "haven't earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know ... lip gloss."

Volette Wallace, Biggie's mother, was also taken aback by the designs and expressed her own dissatisfaction with the Jenners on Instagram.

"The disrespect of these girls to not even reach out to me or anyone connected to the estate baffles me," she wrote. "I have no idea why they feel they can exploit the deaths of 2pac and my Son Christopher to sell a t-shirt. This is disrespectful, disgusting, and exploitation at its worst!!!"

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Shortly after the T-shirts went viral, Kendall issued an apology via Twitter, saying the pieces were "not well thought out" and it was "not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in anyway."

It was not clear if the purse, which is currently retailing for $150, will lead to the same kind of apology from the two.

Sources: MTV Asia, W Magazine (2) / Featured Image: Disney | ABC Television Group/Flickr / Embedded Images: Kendall + Kylie via W Magazine, Sharon Osbourne/Twitter

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