Asked by ET Canada for his opinion on Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s T-shirt featuring Metallica’s “Kill ‘Em All” album cover with an Instagram image of Kylie placed on top, James Hetfield said: “I guess what they were thinking is, ‘We can do whatever we want.’ To me, it’s disrespectful. We’ve spent thirty-six 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.”
The sisters started selling shirts for $125 last month with their faces superimposed on classic bands.
When the shirts launched on Kendall + Kylie, Ozzy Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon hit back.
“Girls, you haven’t earned the right to put your face with musical icons. Stick to what you know…lip gloss,” she tweeted.
Earlier this month, Sharon slammed the sisters’ business practices again on The Talk.
Osbourne, who is a co-host on the program, started the segment by reading her tweet aloud and then launched into a criticism of the Jenners, calling their T-shirt line a publicity stunt.
“They are doing this for press, like they do everything, and I fell right for it by responding,” she said.
“They’re getting their line up and running by using all these iconic performers to just state that they now have a line of merchandising,” she said. “They know exactly what they’re doing. They’re not kids. They were brought up in this industry.”