KEITH Lemon has hit out a series of T-shirt companies which have stolen his charity Caroline Flack tribute design.
The Celebrity Juice star who worked alongside Caroline for many years created the be kind inspired top following her tragic death with all proceeds going towards the Samaritans.
But yesterday he was shocked to discover that a few online retailers were also selling his design but not giving the money charity.
Sharing his disappointment, Keith told his followers: Just wanted to say Fanks so much to every one for buying the #bekind t-shirt 11,280 sold last count.
Unfortunately a company called @teespring has stolen the design and has started selling them. Thats profits that wouldve gone to Samaritans. Hopefully theyll do the right thing and hand over what profits they make to the Samaritans. Cant trust anyone! Disappointing.
Keith worked alongside Caroline for many years
The company later removed the T-shirts from their website after being called out by Keith and explained that it was a user-generated platform and the designs are created by independent individuals.
They contacted the seller and had them taken down, but Keith soon discovered them being sold elsewhere.
In another clip, he said: Sorry more fakes Teeranas.com and @teechip stealing money that should be going to @samaritanscharity so disappointed. Not very nice. I give up! Probably gonna be more out there. www.kilclothes.com for official #bekind t-shirts where all profits go to #samaritans fanks.
The Sun Online has contacted the companies for comment.
Last week Keith told his Instagram followers Caroline’s tragic death didn’t seem real as he revealed the heartfelt design, which features a motto close to the late presenters heart.
He wrote: “Like everyone I was absolutely shocked by the news of what happened to Caroline. All the recent events just seemed so unreal.
“Id been friends with Caroline for many years. Since before telly happened.
“In more recent times Id not seen Caroline as much as I had years ago, but it was always like old times when I saw her.”
The telly star then explained his motivations behind the shirt, continuing: “I did this t-shirt to spread Carolines own words #Bekind, and to raise money for the Samaritans. 100% of profits will go to @samaritanscharity and the link is in my bio or tap the pic.
“For more information on the amazing work The Samaritans do, or if you are looking for any support, please go to samaritans.org or call them directly on 116 123.
“Will miss you Flack. Love to your family x.”
- If you are affected by any of the issues raised in this article, please call the Samaritans for free on16123