Is it Frida yet?
I feel very strongly about this, so here it goes again.
This line was not written by Frida. It’s from a hauntingly gorgeous poem by the very talented living poet, Marty McConnell. More on that later.
When Nevver/Thisisnthappiness was approached about this on Twitter, he shrugged it off and deferred to DesignCrush who created it. His erroneous post remains up, with almost 3,000 notes.
After DesignCrush was notified on Twitter & Instagram, she “updated” it by a mere comment in the bottom of its Instagram comment section. The post is still up as is, and she seems satisfied that she has done her part in correcting the issue.
Do you think that’s enough? On sites like Nevver where he actually makes $$$ off of advertising on TUMBLR?
If this was a case of attributing a quote to Lincoln instead of Whitman, I might shrug it off as ‘oh, you crazy internets’. But this is a case of attributing a quote to a dead celebrity, instead of a living, breathing, struggling poet. Even AFTER you’ve been notified that this is the case.
These folks are not green new bloggers. We’re talking about professionals who make their living on the backs of artists.
I don’t pick up the torch every single time I see it on my screen (who has time & energy for that?!), but on occasions like this, I have no choice. I will implode otherwise.
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