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A Fellow Artist Needs Your Help!

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 1, 2012, 12:24 PM


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A fellow Deviant, beatblack is in need of our help, today!

Sarah, also known as Beat Black, is the maker of I Heart Brains BFF Necklaces, and she has been making them since 2010.

Brainy BFF Necklace green by beatblack

Recently, Sarah discovered that Hot Topic has been selling something eerily similar to her design, as seen here:
www.hottopic.com/hottopic/Acce…

If ANYTHING is going to be done about it, we need to make a big stink! I mean HUGE. This needs to go VIRAL, people. Because it just isn't fair, and independent artists are always getting ripped off. Hot Topic is an unbelievably huge company - can they not afford designers that can come up with their OWN ideas?!

It may not be big shots at the top of Hot Topic themselves that are stealing - it's the folks in which they import their stuff from. But by selling it, they are SUPPORTING this thievery.

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP:

:bulletgreen: Share this link from the "You Thought We Wouldn't Notice" website:
Have A Heart, Hot Topic

:bulletpurple: Write on the Hot Topic Facebook wall:
Hot Topic @ Facebook

:bulletgreen: Write to Hot Topic, directly:
Hot Topic Contact Page

:bulletpurple: Tell Regretsy about it:
Helen@Regretsy.com

:bulletgreen: Tell The Consumerist about it:
The Consumerist

Share it on your blog, here on DA, Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, Tumblr, Pinterest, word of mouth, text, - whatever you can!

Hot Topic won't know what hit them!

UPDATES:

Beat Black says:
"Just a quick update, I got a real email from Hot Topic. They said they will remove the necklace from in store and online while they investigate. It's still up but I'm hoping it will be taken down soon."

"the hot topic issue was posted on the consumerist today. Also the brains have been taken down from their site and are supposed to be taken off sales floors by the end of today while they "investigate"..."

The Consumerist: This Hot Topic Brain Looks Awfully Familiar



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:icondont-dig-down:
dont-dig-down Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
dam strate!
ya i cant spell
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:XD:
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:iconsable-of-dominos:
sable-of-dominos Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
posting as journal
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hooray! :) Thanks for your help.
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:iconsable-of-dominos:
sable-of-dominos Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome i also posted on their facebook page
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome :D
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:iconkevin-girard:
kevin-girard Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student
File not found, can only mean a good thing. what is hot topic?
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hot Topic is a cheap alternative fashion store, basically.
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:icondestroyerautumn:
DestroyerAutumn Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I believe they took it down, because when I click the link it says file not found, and last time i went to hot topic they didn't have them. .-.
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:iconmonsterkookies:
monsterkookies Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmmm... well that's definitely a good thing!
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