Crafty Bums Cashing In On Stolen Artwork
Which one of these things is not like the other? TRICK QUESTION! They are both exactly the same.
It has been a busy week for crafty bums stealing artwork and passing it off as their own in the public eye. First up, we have George Zimmerman who has decided to follow in the footsteps of another infamously unpopular George and rehabilitate his public image by making shitty paintings. Problem is, unlike the masterful former President/forever war criminal, Zimmerman didn’t so much make an original painting as he did copy a stock photo and throw some incendiary language on top of it to really drive home the fact that this painting was made by an acquitted murderer. The painting has reached a $110,100.00 bid on eBay as of this posting.
However, estimated shipping is listed as December 26th, which would leave you empty handed on Christmas morning, just when you thought you had found the perfect gift for the murderabilia collector who has everything.
Your move, Casey Anthony.
Next up is everyone’s favorite nothing, Shia LaBeouf, who blatantly ripped off Daniel Clowes’ comic Justin M. Damiano to create a short film called HowardCantour.com that used the same dialogue, plot, and imagery as its source of “inspiration”.
You know how you can prevent people from making such assumptions? Make it explicitly clear in the fucking credits who wrote the damn thing. When that person is not you, the omission of credit does not count as less of a lie because it was omitted. Basic kindergarten logic that is somehow too complex for a doe-eyed “amateur filmmaker” to grasp. Also, fuck you for dragging the ethereal Jim Gaffigan into this shameful incident, you slimy little shit.