Artist Calls Out Aaron Carter For Ripping Off His Artwork To Promote Merch, But The Singer Doesn’t Even Care

Artist Calls Out Aaron Carter For Ripping Off His Artwork To Promote Merch, But The Singer Doesn’t Even Care

Just days ago, singer Aaron Carter launched a new promotion for his merch. To grab people’s attention, he used an artwork of two lions with their heads against each other, titled “Brotherhood”. However, the creator of the piece, Jonas Jödicke, a professional 25-year-old artist who is based in Berlin, knew nothing about it.



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Singer Aaron Carter recently launched a promotional campaign to advertise his merch with an image of two lions



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When Jödicke noticed this, he immediately made a public announcement. The artist highlighted that it wasn’t a commission or a collaboration. Moreover, the work wasn’t even credited. Just another image, milked as a social media push to sell merchandise and profit.


The creator of the piece, Jonas Jödicke spoke out, saying that Carter did this without his permission




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“I first learned of Aaron’s use of my artwork from a follower on Twitter,” Jödicke told Forbes. “They reached out via direct message telling me about Aaron’s tweet in which he had posted my artwork to promote his new merchandise shop. He did not mention me as the original artist and had not asked for permission in beforehand. That’s why I called him out in a tweet, in a polite way, to inform him that I was not alright with him using my art in that way.”



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When people started paying attention to the situation, Carter posted this reply



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“His response to my tweet was what got the whole tweetstorm going,” Jödicke said. “Instead of apologizing or reaching out to me to discuss things, he insulted me and said I should be glad he was using my art to promote his store. He ended with: “Guess I‘ll see you in small claims court …” I was absolutely amazed as to how he could respond in such a way and not expect people to lash out. I shared his response on my Twitter and Instagram and that is when it really blew up. In his Youtube livestream, he joked about my tweet having “17 likes.” As of now, it has more than 140K likes.


The exchange continued



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Eventually, Carter’s fans also joined the conversation



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But Jödicke stood his ground



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Here’s what people had to say about all of this



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