After being slammed by some fans due to not giving them credit for something of theirs he posted on his Instagram page, Chris Brown answered the criticism and it is safe to say he didn’t care much. The singer totally dismissed their complaint and instead, told them they should be grateful for the free promotion.
The star usually shares a lot of beautiful artwork on his social media platforms.
Be it choreography, photography or illustrations of any kind, if Chris Brown likes it, Chris Brown posts it.
That being said, what got him in such hot water is the fact that he never really gives credit where credit is due.
Naturally, people are upset including, most recently, photographer Jeffrey Smith Georges and graphic artist Cosplayer.
On January 23, the two came across Chris’ repost of one of their designs.
Shockingly enough, not only did Brown not credit them in the caption, but went as far as to crop out their watermark and logo.
Now that, was definitely intentional and super shady!
‘Hey @chrisbrownofficial thanks for the repost bro. But it’d be greatly appreciated if myself and the photographer @jscosplayphotog got credit for our work,’ Cosplayer addressed the situation.
So @chrisbrownofficial Posted our work. That's dope and we are honored…just one thing…. If you have a chance, go to the comment section and let people know where the art work came from. THAT WOULD BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED!!! DO NOT ATTACK CHRIS BROWN, IT'S COOL, IT'S COOL.✌✌ *****ISSUE****** IF @jscosplayphotog cannot be tagged on the comments because it may be considered as spam. An error on Instagrams part. If you can't tag @jscosplayphotog , you can also #HASHTAG ( #JSCOSPLAYPHOTOG ) until instagram resolves this. Photo and graphic editing by: @jscosplayphotog Cosplay Talent: @cosplaynay Photography/Edit by @jscosplayphotog Pattern by @brandonogilberto @marvel @marvelstudios @nike Creators @brianmbendis @sara_pichelli @sonypictures @disneystudios @spiderversemovie @shameikmoore #spiderman #milesmorales #intothespiderverse #spiderverse #peterparker #marvel #newyorkcity #nyc #brooklyn #chicago Suit print and sewn by @therpcstudio Pattern by @gun_head_design @marvel #spiderman #spidermancosplay #milesmorales #ultimatespiderman #marvel #nailedit #photooftheday #milesmoralescosplay #photography #graphicediting #nike #sports #colorful #newyorkcity #brooklynkid #cosplayer #cosplaycommunity #cosplaynay #jscosplayphotog
So just like anyone else would do after being caught red-handed, Chris did as asked and also apologized, right? Wrong!
He instead attacked them: ‘How many people actually see this without me posting or commenting. You are welcome. If I post one of y’all starving a** artists I’d hope that I’d help you dweebs.’
As you can imagine, his answer got him even more backlash from many fans and he ended up deleting the post.
A lot of people thought he was hypocritical to say something like that considering he was also a starving artist at some point.
But that was not even the end of things.
Chris continued to defend his point of view in another rant.
‘Good morning. If I post artwork/videos of people’s talents… do not b**** and moan about a tag!! I love showing different s*** on my page and to be honest. some of you be having -45 followers and really think people see your s***. YOU’RE WELCOME!’
But, if you were trying to help out, why’d you not give them credit? Hm…such disappointing behavior on his part.
What do you guys think about this whole mess? Who was in the wrong?