Kylie Jenner Sued by Artist Over “Life of Kylie” Promos
Kylie Jenner is no stranger to legal drama these days. On the heels of the controversy surrounding Kylie and her sister Kendall’s vintage T-shirt debacle, the 19-year-old reality star and makeup maven and her camp are now under fire for an image featured in promotions for her new reality show, Life of Kylie.
According to a document obtained by TMZ, artist Sara Pope is claiming that her “Temptation Neon” logo was copied without her permission and was used across social media in various promotions for the show.
Pope’s original artwork features bright, glossy painted red lips with dripping color in a “bite” pose surrounded with a neon perimeter. The image used in promotion for Life of Kylie is similar — it also features a set of painted lips in a “bite” pose with a neon perimeter, but with hot pink coloring.
In response to the claims, TMZ is reporting that sources close to the production of the show explain the design was independently created by a third party and that Kylie had no involvement in the design process. Pope is reportedly suing both Kylie and NBC Universal, the parent company of E!
This isn’t the first time Kylie’s been in legal trouble. Just four weeks ago, her and her sister, Kendall, found themselves in hot water for using images of rappers including Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G. on T-shirts for their Kendall + Kylie clothing line without the rights to use the photographer’s images. The shirts were referred to as “vintage,” and sold for $125 each prior to being pulled off the site amidst the controversy. The photographer, Michael Miller, is now suing them for statutory damages.
In response, the sisters released a Twitter statement stating, “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.”