i would love to hear (read) your thoughts on this.
my opinion? i’m so glad you asked!
lmfao, well right off the bat, i hate fast fashion. it’s a shite industry in so many ways (poor products, poor work environments, etc) and fast fashion brands are CONSTANTLY stealing from artists.
i stopped shopping at fast fashion brands like H&M and Forever 21 years ago when i realized how repugnant they truly were.
this takes the cake though.
so much goes into grafitti and street art, more than people might realize. there are AMAZING artists here whether it be for their skill or message. Rather than pay artists for using their work, HM seriously filed a lawsuit stated that these artists should not be allowed to have any copyright claim to their work because it is “illegal”.
graffiti and street art has it’s place, in my (maybe biased) opinion. i’m not really going to get in that though lmfao
but overall, the fact that an abhorrent company like H&M that is CONSTANTLY stealing from smaller artists would even THINK about insinuating that any kind of art should be allowed to be used with payment or permission is repugnant.
what do you guys think?