Street artist Rx Skulls is famous for creating a design of a toothy skull, very similar to the one featured on Halfway Dead's items. Other artists and fans of Rx Skulls are calling out Kardashian for stealing the image.
This company STOLE my friend @rxskulls original design and are trying to pass it off as their own. THIS IS NOT OKAY. STEALING FROM HARD WORKING ARTISTS IS NEVER OKAY. Please share. Please help us fight this. #STOLEN #stolenart #shares #pleaseshare #help #helpinghand #art #artists pic.twitter.com/qCkcewEEzK— кαт (@HelloKitska) June 10, 2019
According to TMZ, the artist got in touch with Rob's team and the conversation, apparently, ended amicably. It appears that Rob and his brand have deleted all of the images of the hoodies and other products that have the design and they agreed to get rid of them instead of selling them.
Rx took to social media to thank fans who spotted the copycat design by saying on his Instagram Story:
"Guys. I just want to say, thank you for the incredably [sic] humbling support. Y'all stood up for me in a huge way and I'm floored. It's so f---ing cool that you would take the time. I'm not gonna elaborate cause if you know you know. But everything is cool now. Surprisingly cool interaction and a positive end result."
@Tomas_Mier as a follow up to your piece on Rob K’s new clothing line, maybe highlight how they’re stealing designs from other artists without any credit? Skull sweatshirt is straight rip-off from RX Skulls... 6+ yr old design... support the little people! pic.twitter.com/2jwgV84AR6— pamela (@pamela_rae) June 10, 2019
Kardashian has not commented publicly on the incident.