Hi guys. I have another not-so-pleasant post for you all, but I have to do it. I have to. Because it's something that I will continue to fight for, every time I get reminded of it.
Meet KeshiaLilly (Go follow her! She's super sweet and has awesome nails!). Yesterday she tweeted me about the post I previously did on MissJenFabulous being the worst offender of theft in the nail art community. After talking to her, she let me know it's because Jen stole some of her artwork, and boy did it make me mad. I know as long as no actual punishment goes Jen's way, she's not going to stop, but it really does bother me every time I get told of her actions. It's just simply not fair to those nail artists, who inspire me everyday, and who create these beautiful designs, to not only have their ideas stolen but for Jen to treat them so childishly.
Here's KeshiaLilly's Story:
Keshia, last year during the holidays, made this super cute Santa hat nail design and posted a pictorial of it. It was so popular that this year, she decided to post a YouTube tutorial for it, along with the pictorial she created last year. Here is the Tutorial she posted, 2 days ago:
Also, here's a picture she posted 4 days ago of the design. She states here that she is going to post a tutorial for it. Regardless, she posted the tutorial 2 days ago, on December 19th.
And here's where we encounter the problem:
MissJenFabulous (who blocked me on Instagram, remember?) posted this picture late yesterday, and KeshiaLilly took a screepcap of it and posted it on Instagram. MissJenFabulous posted a tutorial for basically the exact same design, but is not crediting Keshia for anything, as she should be. You can also see that Jen posted her video a day after Keshia did hers.
And in pure Jen fashion, she decided to block Keshia for calling her out, as well as others who commented, and denied all knowledge of other people's tutorials.
MissJenFabulous however thinks she's above all that and thinks that it's OK to steal people's original creations, and she's spreading this attitude every time she posts a video. She's taking so much credit away from people, and then has the balls to call them out and say they're stealing from her. It's absolutely ludicrous and people need to know the truth.
I will also like to mention that since my last post on this blog and on Instagram, I have gotten comments from a handful of people saying "but Jen did it better." THAT DOESN'T MATTER. It doesn't matter how well you do something. It's still stealing. If I paint a better version of the Mona Lisa, the Mona Lisa is still NOT mine. If I write a better version of Harry Potter (which is like impossible, btw) it is still NOT mine. If I build a better version of the Statue of Liberty, it is still NOT mine. If I sing a better version of anything on Glee, it is still NOT mine, NOR IS IT GLEE'S. The songs, statutes, paintings, books, and NAIL ART BELONG TO THE ORIGINAL CREATOR.
Credit needs to be given to those who take the time to create these designs. Credit needs to be given if you see something and mimic it, recreate it, and incorporate elements of something. Credit needs to be given if you copy techniques. Credit needs to be given if you find something that inspires you, even, and you do your own twist on it. And honestly, even if you think you may not need credit, what is the harm in just giving credit to somebody somewhere anyways?
It's not that difficult and it needs to be the norm on the internet.
Also know that Keshia and Candice (MrCandiiPants) are NOT the first 2 to be fucked over by MissJenFabulous. She has done this countless times to the greats like Chalkboard Nails, Wicked Polish, and even CutePolish on YouTube. She's done this to so many people and continues to block, delete, and ignore everybody that may even mention it.
Candice, who I will always support, along with all nail artists online, actually posted a video in which she states ALL THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN YOU NEED TO GIVE CREDIT:
I urge you all to watch this, because it's important. The more people know, the better. She can NOT continue to brainwash the half a million subscribers she has, and let them think that these practices are ok. It's not ok.