3:41 pm - 07/14/2012

2NE1 "No. 1 Blackjack" Fanart Contest Winner Stole Submission

Artist Adriana Melo took to her tumblr to address an issue regarding @GlobalBlackJack's fan contest. Apparently the contest winner submitted artwork that did not belong to them, unknowing to the contest holder.

She posted:

Yesterday I received a lot of messages on my deviantart page, congratulating me for “winning” a 2NE1 fanart contest. Since I never submitted this to any kind of contest, took me sometime to understand what was going on.


After some research I found out that someone won this fanart contest posting my work but after cropped my signature off from the original piece.

-Here’s my original artwork, posted in 2011 on Deviantart: http://adrianamelo.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d48tcz3

-The one he submitted to the contest:http://yfrog.com/0t04szj

That person keep saying he didn’t stole anything, but he never contact me previously about the artwork, never mentioned it belonged to someone else and even accepted compliments towards the drawing. Once again, I ask you to compare what he subbimted and the original piece. The fact that the signature was cropped out is reason enough to show his real intentions.

I have extreme mixed feelings right now, because I LOVE 2NE1 and is great to see them holding my drawing, but really SUCKS it was credited to someone else. TT-TT

2NE1 - Adriana Melo

I would really appreciate if this post was reblogged and the news about the art theft get spread. :/

Thanks(and sorry for the EngRish)"

UPDATED:

@GlobalBlackjack has deleted the contest winner tweet but has not taken any further action for the original artist or against the fraudulent douchebag.

Douchebag took to their twitter to defend themselves, failing horribly:

Think Omona can help out? Tweet @GlobalBlackjack in hopes that the issue may come to light.




Sources: AdrianaMelo on Tumblr, GlobalBlackjack on Twitter, Original Image on Deviantart, ShinobiChan00 Tweet Image

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orry for editing mods. Wanted to include more info~ But seriously.. that douchebag...



lightspeedsquid 15th-Jul-2012 08:43 pm (UTC)
and people calling them out for it are just ~haters
istalkalert 15th-Jul-2012 09:03 pm (UTC)
well i called him out for it, but in a nice way. lol
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