Diet Sabya is a famous anonymous Instagram account that keeps a check on the copy culture in the Bollywood film industry, not just with respect to fashion, but also art. They have a huge following on Instagram and they call out and expose people for outright copying someone else’s piece of art. This time, their target was Sunny Leone and she was called out for recreating an artist’s painting without giving credits to the original artist.
Sunny Leone recently recreated an artist’s painting that she auctioned for cancer patients. While her intentions were rather charitable, she did not credit the original artist Malika Favre, and Diet Sabya called out Sunny for the same. Diet Sabya posted a picture of the original artwork as well as another picture showing Sunny Leone recreating the painting, side by side. The caption read, “We are all for charity, but stealing an artists’ original work — without credit — and auctioning it off for charity (as your own) is just dirty.Left: original by @malikafavre; right: wtf by @sunnyleone #dietsabya #gandi #copy #art.” Sunny Leone defended herself by commenting on the post. Her comment read, “Hello. Just to give you the correct information , I was given a photograph of this piece of art. I then decided to paint it! At no time did I claim to come up with the idea. I simply painted a piece of art that I saw and loved. It should be taken as a compliment as it was being donated to cancer patients for charity. Nothing more and nothing less. Sorry you don’t like the version that I choose to create while helping children in Need. The painting was not about you or I. It was about trying to help !!!! Best of luck !!!! Keep creating.” ALSO READ: Sunny Leone Plants A Passionate Kiss On Husband Daniel Weber's Lips
Replying to Sunny Leone’s comment, Diet Sabya further wrote, “actually a simple credit to the original artist will definitely help in the greater good. Do the right thing.”
Not just this, the original artist Malika Favre replied to Sunny asking for credit and wrote, "@sunnyleone a credit would have been the minimum... intellectual property is a thing you know? What if I didn’t want a copy of my work to be copied by you and auctioned? The cause is commendable, the attitude not so much..."
Image Source: Instagram/sunnyleone/dietsabya
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