Arcade Fire Mocks Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s Band T-Shirts With New Merchandise

Remember, kids; don’t play with fire. Arcade Fire, that is.

If the long holiday weekend is affecting your memory, you may or may not recall that last week Kendall and Kylie Jenner faced some significant backlash over their “vintage” T-shirt collection. The Kendall + Kylie label T-shirts — which featured glamorous photos of the sisters juxtaposed next to or over musical icons such as the Notorious B.I.G., Tupac Shakur, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and Black Sabbath — were immediately met with swift disapproval from the public, with many voicing their disdain for the cultural appropriation at play.

Sharon Osbourne, the wife of Ozzy Osbourne, and Voletta Wallace, the mother of the Notorious B.I.G., attacked the sisters in scathing statements, and now another of the musicians featured in the shirts, popular indie rock band Arcade Fire, is also fighting back — but in a very creative way.

As first reported by The Independent, Arcade Fire used its London show on Sunday evening to sell an official band T-shirt that looked an awful lot like the designs Kendall and Kylie originally debuted. The T-shirt in question features Kendall’s face superimposed with the logo from the band’s new album, Everything Now, and costs $25, all of which will be donated to charity. (It certainly beats the $125 Kendall and Kylie priced their shirts at.)

Sure, you could chalk up the design to maybe the band being a little tongue-in-cheek, but a subsequent tweet from the Arcade Fire account, of a picture of Kendall, alludes to the fact that they aren’t just playing around.

For what it’s worth, the sisters have released a statement to apologize for the T-shirts, which have been permanently pulled from their website. “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,” the statement read. “We are huge fans of their music and it was not our intention to disrespect these cultural icons in any way … we will use this as an opportunity to learn from these mistakes, and again, we are very sorry.”

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