B. Simone has landed herself in the center of controversy. After going viral for saying she can’t date a man who works a 9 to 5 job, the comedian’s products are now being criticized and accused of being plagiarized.
While chatting with Nick Cannon, B. Simone said that because of her crazy schedule, she has to date an entrepreneur who can understand her lifestyle.
‘He can’t have a 9-5….He can be a hustling entrepreneur. He can’t be like clocking in and clocking out. No. I think entrepreneurs should date entrepreneurs…you’re not going to understand my lifestyle. You’re not going to understand why I’m up at 3 a.m. He has to be an entrepreneur…or moving into that direction.’
This stirred controversial conversations about her preference in men.
Just a day after, a photo of one of her manifestation journals went viral because it was falling apart at the seams.
On Saturday, it was revealed that two of the pages were directly plagiarized from other content creators.
Her book Baby Girl: Manifest the Life You Want was called out by Boss Girl Bloggers via Twitter.
‘Would love for @TheBSimone to STOP taking small content creators’ hardwork and selling it as her own!!! Disgusting. This is not entrepreneurship. This is PLAGIARIZING.’
Would love for @TheBSimone to STOP taking small content creators’ hardwork and selling it as her own!!!
Disgusting. This is not entrepreneurship. This is PLAGIARIZING. pic.twitter.com/CCSQ88A85e
— Ell // BossGirlBloggers (@BGbloggers) June 13, 2020
Additionally, another creator called her out stating: ‘We just bought their book and found at least 3 pages so far that are exact copies of our printables…even the font. I mean, they could have at least modified them a bit, but no.’
Her manager, Mz. Skittlez, responded to the accusations by saying that they hired a design company to handle the book. They are allegedly in the middle of a lawsuit with the company.
This also comes after Simone’s perspective on protesting that landed her in hot water.
The entrepreneur tweeted: ‘I’m going to ask myself WWJD not what would an angry black woman do! I am angry but I am also trying to be Godly.’
Hopefully, B. is able to recover after these viral scandals.