Khloe Kardashian is in hot water with Governor Cuomo of New York because of a t-shirt. The reality star didn't wear anything too revealing or racy, rather it was the logo on the tee that's caught the state's eye. Apparently, the design on one of Khloe's Rich Soil brand shirts mirrors the Department of Agriculture's a little too closely.
As in, Khloe's company, which she backs with husband Lamar Odom, totally ripped off the D.O.A.'s design and she just got served.
The state sent her a cease and desist letter, and as a result, the t-shirt in question has been removed from the Rich Soil website. Khloe's yet to comment on the ordeal, but I'm pretty sure she's used to saying "Oops! Sorrrrrry" and moving on.
Because this isn't the first time she and her family have come under fire for their lackadaisical if not totally illegal business practices. The girls were involved in a $10 million lawsuit after makeup brand Kroma alleged that the Kardashians' makeup brand Khroma stole their name. Then there was Kim copying a jewelry design and ripping off a Fendi dress, then there was the fact that almost every handbag in the Kardashian Kollection knocked off high-end designers, then there was the rumor that their stuff was being manufactured by slave laborers in China ... and now this. Khloe's kopying the kommonwealth's krest.
For a family that prides themselves on being "business people", they sure do suck at it. Sure, they might be unfairly targeted by opportunists looking to cash in, but nevertheless, the Kardashians do seem pretty lazy when it comes to making sure all their ducks are in a row before they slap their label on it and start selling.
It's almost as if their manager can't be bothered with checking up on such things. What -- is she too busy being Queen of F*cking Everything to bother with infringement laws?
This round goes to Cuomo.
What do you think of the Kardashian business practices?
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