Advertisement

Sunny Leone draws flak for copying artwork, actor responds

Advertisement

Mumbai, Oct 29 (IANS) Actress Sunny Leone has been blasted on social media for copying for charity an artwork originally painted by French illustrator Malika Favre.

The anonymous Instagram account Dietsabya called out the similarity on Monday, sharing snapshots of similar photographs of Favre and Sunny’s painting.

“We are all for charity, but stealing an artist’s original work – without credit – and auctioning it off for charity (as your own) is just dirty. Left: original by @malikafavre; right: w* by @sunnyleone,” the snapshot was captioned.

Advertisement

This forced the Instagram account to call the actress out on social media.

The actress soon replied that she had not copied the original artwork but was given a photograph from which she drew her painting.

Advertisement

She wrote: “Hello. Just to give you the correct information , I was given a photograph of this piece of art. I then decided to paint it! At no time did I claim to come up with the idea. I simply painted a piece of art that I saw and loved. It should be taken as a compliment as it was being donated to cancer patients for charity.

“Nothing more and nothing less. Sorry you don’t like the version that I choose to create while helping children in Need. The painting was not about you or I. It was about trying to help! Best of luck! Keep creating.”

Advertisement

Dietsabya then shared Favre’s response to Sunny’s painting on their Instagram stories.

“Sunny Leone a credit would have been the minimum… Intellectual property is a thing you know? What if I didn’t want a copy of my work to be copied by you and auctioned? The cause is commendable, the attitude not so much.”

–IANS

dc/bc

Advertisement

RELATED POSTS

Advertisement

UPDATES

Vinay Pathak: Ironic to show a film on 'lockdown' during lockdown

Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Actor Vinay Pathak features in the upcoming film "Chintu Ka Birthday", which revolves around a six-year-old child named Chintu, who...

Take On the World – ‘Girl Meets World’ Theme Song Lyrics

Check out the song lyrics Take On the World - Girl Meets World by Rowan Blanchard and Sabrina Carpenter

Genelia D’Souza pens a birthday wish for her 'sonshine'

Actress Genelia D'Souza's younger son Rahyl turned a year older on Monday, and she took to social media to pen a wish...

John Legend on his fading friendship with Kanye West

Singer John Legend says politics has nothing to do with his fading friendship with rapper Kanye West.

Abhishek Bachchan’s The Big Bull shoot could resume in July

The Maharashtra government on Sunday permitted resumption of shootings for films, teleserials, advertisements, OTT, etc with immediate effect. The makers of Abhishek Bachchan-starrer "The Big Bull" plan to resume shooting next month.
Advertisement
Advertisement