H&M drops lawsuit against graffiti artist after Major Backlash

H&M is in hot water again after their recent ad, where they used a graffiti artist’s work as the backdrop in an ad, without giving credit to the artist.

When the artist, “Revok” had noticed that graffiti he had painted on a handball court in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, had served as the backdrop for an H&M photoshoot. He sent the company a cease and desist letter, demanding that it stop circulating the images on social media and also compensate him for his artwork, h&m refused, saying the artist had no grounds because graffiti is Vandalism and is Illegal anyways.

When “Revok” threatened to sue the company, H&M filed a lawsuit against him in a NewYork court requesting graffiti & other forms of street art be exempt from copyright laws so they could use it without paying or crediting the artist. After widespread outcry and calls for boycott, H&M quickly drops their lawsuit & are offering to pay the street artist, which is what he asked for in the first place.

H&M then posted this message their Instagram story today

Image source: Instagram

Advertisements

Charleston church shooter 18 yrs old sister Morgan Roof arrested for possession of weapon and Marijuana on school grounds

The 18-year-old sister of convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was arrested Wednesday at her high school following a social media post that “caused alarm” to other students, authorities said.

A school resource officer at A.C. Flora High School in Columbia, South Carolina, allegedly discovered marijuana, pepper spray and a knife in Morgan Roof’s possession.

No one was harmed in the incident, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said in a statement.

Morgan Roof was charged with simple possession of marijuana and two counts of carrying weapons on school grounds.

She had reportedly earlier posted a message on #Snapchat referring to Wednesday’s national school walkout against gun violence that also honored the 17 people fatally shot last month at a Parkland, Florida, high school.

The purported post read that “your [sic] walking out for the allowed time of 17min, they are letting you do this, nothing is gonna change what tf you think it’s gonna do? I hope it’s a trap and y’all get shot we know it’s fixing to be nothing but black people walkin out anyway,” NBC affiliate WIS reported.

NBC News could not immediately verify that #MorganRoof posted the message.

In a letter to parents and students, A.C. Flora Principal Susan Childs said that the walkout at the school generally went well, but referenced an incident in which a student “used social media to post a hateful message.” “The posting was not a threat, but was extremely inappropriate. That student was dealt with in a swift and severe manner as the posting caused quite a disruption,” Childs said.

Morgan Roof was granted a $5,000 bond and ordered not to attend school while out, WIS reported.

Her brother, Dylann Roof, is awaiting execution at the Terre Haute Federal Prison in Indiana after he was sentenced to death in January 2017. The self-proclaimed white supremacist killed nine black worshippers at a Charleston church in 2015.”

Source nbcnews

Stephen Hawking has died at age 76.

Stephen Hawking has died at age 76. Professor Hawking died peacefully at his home in Cambridge, England in the early hours of Wednesday morning, a spokesperson for his family says.

Stephen Hawking’s work ranged from the origins of the universe itself to the mysteries of black holes in space and relativity. One of his popular science books, ‘A Brief History of Time’, stayed on the Sunday Times best-sellers list.

“He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years,” his family said. “His courage and persistence with his brilliance and humor inspired people across the world.”

Our condolences goes out to his entire family!

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid end their 2 year relationship

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid have officially split after 2 years together.

The singer took to Twitter to confirm the reports, saying they’d both had an “incredibly meaningful, loving and fun relationship”.

Minutes later Gigi also tweeted her own statement, saying: “I want nothing but the best for him and will continue to support him as a friend”.