Jerseys Bearing Prescription Drug Names Spark Controversy
It's one of Los Angeles' hottest fashion boutiques. Kitson is a favorite of Taylor Swift and Paris Hilton. Now, the store is facing a backlash because of some shirts.
The jerseys bear the names of prescription drugs Xanax, Adderall and Vicodin. An ad on their website touts: "Just what the doctor ordered."
The store issued a statement from the designer of the t-shirts: "These tees are are not meant to encourage prescription drug abuse. But if they open the door to a much needed dialogue then mission accomplished."
Sean Clarkin with drugfree.org isn't buying it. Clarkin told INSIDE EDITION, "Give me a break. It's disingenuous at best. It's not art. It's not a dialogue. If he wants to have a dialogue I encourage him to sit down with a parent who has lost a child."
At the store today, the manager told INSIDE EDITOIN they are not taking them off the shelves.
Mark Peters told INSIDE EDITION, "We've already gone through three different orders of them. We've sold out. They continue to fly out."
Even some stars have been critical. Kristen Johnston from 3rd Rock from the Sun tweeted: "Hey Kitson, you really think this (blank) is funny? Millions are dying and you want to make money off it. Shame on you!"
But the store manager says the actress followed that up with this tweet: "Just know that if you buy one of them and we bump into one another, I didn't mean to bump you into oncoming traffic."
The store then accused Johnston of being a bully and threatened to go to the police. That tweet was the apparently deleted from Johnston's account.
By the way the controversial shirts sell for $58.