Aaron Carter Gets Derided For Stealing Artwork, Responds To Artist With Insult
By Izza Sofia, 05 Feb 2020
Image via Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com
Aaron Carter launched a tirade after an artist accused him of ripping off an artwork for Carter’s clothing line.
Berlin-based artist Jonas Jödicke called out Carter for using his graphic featuring two lions with their heads against each other to advertise Carter’s merchandise.
Carter first announced on Twitter that his merchandise was up for grabs on aaroncarter.com. Upon seeing the tweet, Jödicke replied that the star had used his art titled Brotherhood without permission, declaring that the work was not part of a collaboration with Carter. The artist said his image wasn’t even credited, but was used merely for profit.
Jödicke told Forbes that he learnt about Carter’s infringement through a follower on Twitter, who alerted him via direct message. Jödicke said his response was meant to tell Carter in a polite way that he wasn’t okay with his art being used “in that way.”
Instead of apologizing, Carter’s reply “got the whole tweetstorm going,” Jödicke said. Carter insulted Jödicke in his tweet, stating that the artist “should be glad” that Carter was using his illustration to promote the singer’s merchandise.
“You should’ve taken it as a compliment, d**k, a fan of mine sent this to me,” Carter said. “Guess I’ll see you in small claims court.”
Jödicke then followed up with a tweet expressing how much he had grown as an artist, and wanted to raise awareness that stealing a creator’s work was unacceptable. To which, Carter hit back in a now-deleted tweet, “Here’s [to] clout chases—I was speaking about my family and a fan sent me the work. You’re absolutely immature, and I create my own artwork.”
Jödicke told his followers that he would update them about the issue should anything else arise, and thanked them for their immense support.
if anyone is wondering how @aaroncarter is doing these days he used someone else’s artwork to promote his clothing line *without permission* then had the fucking nerve to call the artist a dick when called out on it— joshua (@cuddlesandcoke) January 18, 2020
so like..not well.. pic.twitter.com/5Zatdm170o
Hey @aaroncarter .. You are using my artwork to promote your merchandise. I have not given you permission to do so. My art is being commercially exploited by people on a daily basis. We artists have rights, too!— Jonas Jödicke (@JoJoesArt) January 18, 2020
Iˋd really appreciate if you could retweet this so he‘ll see it. https://t.co/ktusJEo3dz
Celebs like @aaroncarter should set an example, especially since he’s also from a creative background and knows copyright laws. If they can take art and do whatever with it, anyone can and will do it. If they’re not held responsible, people won’t stop treating artists like crap.— Jonas Jödicke (@JoJoesArt) January 18, 2020
This is his reply. I am lost for words. pic.twitter.com/qVcphYttdf— Jonas Jödicke (@JoJoesArt) January 18, 2020
And to make this clear: I would have been happy to handle this issue differently, had he reached out privately after my tweet. But the way he responded is making a mockery of the artist community and I can’t sit with that. I‘ve had enough of people treating artists that way.— Jonas Jödicke (@JoJoesArt) January 18, 2020
Here‘s to all the artists working their butts of everyday to improve and make their dreams become reality. @aaroncarter and others may think we shake these off our sleeves in no time, but noone gets to see the tears and sweat we put into our passion. #ArtTheftIsAbuse pic.twitter.com/FlUY54d3TK— Jonas Jödicke (@JoJoesArt) January 18, 2020
[via Bored Panda, opening image via Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com]
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