'Talentless and tasteless': Outrage as reality star cashes in on coronavirus with $200 jumpers

Sarah Carty
·Features & Style Editor
·2-min read

Scott Disick has angered fans all over the world after releasing a selection of clothes capitalising off the coronavirus outbreak.

A reported 3,600 people have died globally due to the coronavirus epidemic and according to the World Health Organization, one of the most effective measures you can take in protecting yourself against COVID-19 is to wash your hands with soap and water.

US media personality Scott Disick attends the Grand Opening of the Guitar Hotel expansion at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, in Hollywood, Florida
Scott Disick has been slated online for capitalising off the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Getty Images
Scott Disick washing his hands
Scott uploaded this photo of himself washing his hands while wearing one of the jumpers. Photo: Instagram/Scott Disick

And it didn’t take long for Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Scott Disick to cash in on the outbreak, with the 36-year-old releasing a range of T-shirts and jumpers in his Talentless label, all emblazoned with the slogan ‘Please Wash Your Hands’.

A jumper costs $200 (US$129), while one of the T-shirts will set you back a cool $75 (US$49).

“Just dropped on @talentless so get them before they are sold out,” Scott wrote on his Instagram stories alongside images of the apparel.

Within hours, photos appeared online of the majority of the Kardashian clan wearing the jumpers, with Kendall and Kris Jenner uploading a snap showing them walking in the garden, while Scott’s ex, Kourtney Kardashian, posted an image to her Instagram stories showing her holding Kim Kardashian’s son, Psalm West.

In a statement about the release, Scott, who calls himself by the nickname ‘The Lord’, wrote: “You can thank the lord later, and just WASH YOUR HANDS.”

However, the line hasn’t gone down well with all of Scott’s fans, with many of them taking to Instagram to ridicule him for cashing in on the epidemic.

Back of Kris Jenner and Kendall Jenner waring Talentless hoodies
Kris and Kendall Jenner are seen wearing the jumpers. Photo: Instagram/Talentless
Kourtney Kardashian holding Psalm West in a Talentless jumper
Kourtney Kardashian holds Psalm West wearing a Talentless hoodie. Photo: Instagram/Kourtney Kardashian

“Trying to capitalize off of an illness. What's new?” one person wrote.

“Is this for fundraising or making profit? I mean... yes awareness is needed but I feel like this isn’t something that people should make bank on. Morally, it feels way off,” another person wrote.

One person called Scott “talentless and tasteless” for “monetising off the hysteria of coronavirus”, while another person simply wrote: “So there’s people dying of a serious illness and you’re here making money off of the covid19 you sick human being making a profit of this.”

Others were baffled that people need to be reminded to wash their hands in the first place.

Scott has yet to reply to the furore over his new apparel but he was spotted over the weekend enjoying some sun with his ex, Kourntey, and their three children in Palm Springs.

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