- Taylor Swift used an illustration of a fox by artist Ally Burguieres without credit or compensation on her social media platforms while promoting her latest album, 1989
- Swift's team pulled down the offending post after Burguieres initially contacted them, but it took "months" for her to receive any private acknowledgement of wrongdoing or compensation.
- Swift's team offered her a deal that mentioned no credit to her as the creator of the design and a 4-figure payment - with the stipulation that Burguieres would have to donate the entire payment.
- Drags ha to filth in her last paragraph:
"I have no ill will towards you, and I appreciate the theoretical virtue of your stance as a defender of art and intellectual property. I simply hope to see your actions fall more in line with the values you claim to hold."
The full letter:
What kind of hubris. . . when will artists learn they can't pull this kind of shit anymore in our call-out culture?