Kitson Comes Under Fire For Selling Prescription Drug Themed T-Shirts [Photos]

Rucuss staffAugust 28, 2013

Kitson is a boutique chain known for selling high-end brands to celebrities and others who can afford it.

The boutique sells name brands such as Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Gwen Stefani and Nicky Hilton. Customers love to shop its T-shirt collections. Kitson usually carries shirts with pop-cultural references.

But Kitson has come under fire after it released its latest line of T-shirts called “the designer drugs collection.” The line of shirts, which range from $58 to $98, features the brand names of prescription drugs, such as vicodin, xanax and adderall.

The line has angered many, calling for its removal from the store. So far, Kitson continues to sell the shirts for a profit.

Check out a few responses left on Kitson’s Facebook page and on Twitter below.

Most were very unhappy, calling the shirts "shocking" and "disgusting."

After receiving plenty of negative comments, Kitson released a statement by the designer, Brian Lichtenberg.

In response to the outrage, Kitson posted the following statement from the designer of the line, Brian Lichtenberg , on their Facebook page:

The designer’s statement only made matters worse.

Some of the top comments responding to the statement were from family members of those who had died from prescription drug overdoses.

Lichtenberg did have one supporter behind him. Recovering addict Lindsay Lohan. She tweeted on Thursday, “Prob late to the party but love your new line @BriLichtenberg

lindsay lohan tweet

After taking a lot of heat, Kitson wanted to donate part of the profits to the Medicine Abuse Project, a partner of DrugFree.org. But DrugFree.org doesn’t want the boutique’s money.

DrugFree.org said in a letter to Kitson, “We would not entertain any direct donation from Kitson while you flagrantly, and without remorse, continue to sell these products.”

DrugFree.org also demanded Kitson remove the organization’s name from the boutique’s website and the store obliged.

Photos via Kitson and Twitter

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