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ONTD Original: Madonna "allegedly" uses stolen artwork for 'Rebel Heart' tour

It's no secret that big name pop stars *cough*BeyonceLadyGagaKatyPerryRobinThickeEtcEtc*cough* often troll YouTube, Tumblr, and Instagram for "inspiration" from unknown artists. These gently recycled ideas are then often passed off as the pop star's work without crediting the original artists.

Never one to pass up on a popular trend, guess who apparently decided that her 'Rebel Heart' hates copyright laws and fair compensation too?

On Sunday, October 4, 2015, a visual artist known as Danny Quirk Artwork posted an entry on Tumblr detailing his allegations against Madonna for stealing his artwork without any prior knowledge or consent for a section of her 'Rebel Hearts' tour show.

The full entry follows (warning: image heavy, NSFW):





TL:DR -- In January 2015, the artist found out Madonna was using some of his images (uncredited and unbeknownst to him) for the 'Rebel Heart' tour promo on Instagram and in part of the show. He tried contacting Apparently his little stunt seemed to have gotten the attention of Madge's clean-up crew because as of at least 11:36pm CMT, on Oct. 4th, the post has been pulled down:


SOURCES:

My eyeballs
The Tumblr Post
Danny Quirk Artwork's Tumblr
Tags: madonna, side eyeing you, theft
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