Sooooooo... there's this fan acc on insta and the whole acc is based on posting art about this fandom. They never credit the artists, they just say #credtotheartist and #idontknowwhotheartistis. They even put a filter and watermark on the art. How do I approach this situation because I was following them for a while bf I realized the problem
that’s gross of them…especially putting a watermark over someone else’s art. i’d DM them bringing up the fact that saying “credit to artist” really isn’t helpful at all, especially if someone who sees that artwork is genuinely interested in following the original artist.
if they try to give you the excuse of “oh i couldn’t find the original artist” then bud don’t post it in the first place, or if they say “the artist should expect people to repost it, they’re the ones who uploaded it online in the first place”, then remind them that in that case, they’re stealing all the recognition, likes, comments, and possible support that could be going directly to the artist instead of some repost acc. a lot of artists rely on their art to make a living, but they can’t do that if people repost their art and don’t link it back to the original.
hopefully they’ll understand :/