A Mural of Michelle Obama is Hated Because of...

April 27, 2017

A Chicago artist thought he was doing a great thing by painting a mural of Michelle Obama but it backfired! Chris Devins created this beautiful masterpiece to be appreciated by the city, but when he posted it to his social media accounts people went nuts. Mainly because, he copied the mural from another artist. He literally used the same color scheme, picture and all and took it as his own. The true artist Gelila Mesfin created that same picture a year earlier and posted it to her Instagram! The copycat gave an apology while Mesfin said “How can you take someone's artwork and claim if for your own?” CLICK HERE for the article 

The original piece created in 2016

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How can you just steal someone's artwork... someone's hard work and claim it like it's yours... how can you go on record and say you designed this... this is so disheartening and so disrespectful on so many levels... like this man seriously created a gofundme page, raised money and did this... it's one thing to share or even profit from someone's work but to claim it as yours is just wrong! Thank you to those who DM and messaged me to let me know what was going on @dnainfochi you guys should take this article down because this man stole this. I wouldn't mind if he had given me credit or said he took the design from another artist but saying you designed it is just wrong! The man is a teacher for God's sake and said he was doing this to create positivity for his students and community... but he didn't think that stealing a young girl's artwork and making a profit out of it does more damage than good.

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