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Pokimane responds to claims that her merch copies famous brands

Published: 18/Nov/2018 22:16 Updated: 18/Nov/2018 22:43

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys was accused of copying famous designs for use on her merchandise during a broadcast on November 18.

One viewer left a scathing donation message during the stream, claiming that her ‘Bloom’ tee had ripped off a design from Virgil Abloh’s famous fashion brand ‘Off-White.’

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“Your Bloom tee on your merch site is just a straight Off-White ripoff,” the viewer commented.

Pokimane didn’t appear to take the commenter’s claims too seriously, confidently shrugging off the allegations.

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“Umm, just because it has slashes on it doesn’t make it an Off-White ripoff, but thank you for your opinion,” she replied.

She likewise cited other streamers and personalities who took from famous designs for their own merchandise, such as pro League of Legends player Doublelift and popular Twitch streamer Fedmyster.

“Have you seen most people’s merch, by the way?” Pokimane continued. “Like, the classic Supreme red logo? Fed does it, Doublelift does it. It’s totally fine to get inspiration from other things.”

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She went on to admit that she had gained inspiration from Off-White for her ‘Bloom’ design, making sure to credit the brand while holding her ground that she hadn’t outright copied the concept.

“…one, credit: Off-White as definitely being one of the top streetwear brands, big inspiration of mine,” she stated. “And two, I’m not copying.”

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This isn’t the first time Pokimane’s merch has been in the news, either; Josh Hart of the Los Angeles Lakers was seen wearing the streamer’s ‘Bloom’ tee on his way to a basketball game, as Tweeted out by the team in late October of 2018.

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Charli D’Amelio shuts down harassment of TikToker who “copied” her hair

Published: 7/Oct/2020 22:53 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 22:59

by Virginia Glaze

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It’s no secret that TikTok star Charli D’Amelio has a dedicated fanbase, but some supporters began accusing another TikToker of copying her hairstyle — and the Queen was not happy about these allegations.

Charli D’Amelio is the most-followed content creator on TikTok, having reached a whopping 90 million followers since rising to the top of the platform in March.

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Boasting her own drink at Dunkin’ Donuts, her own makeup collection with Morphe and her own line of Hollister hoodies, the youngest D’Amelio sister has amassed quite the empire in a short time — as well as a seriously intense fanbase.

While hopping on popular trends is quite the norm these days, some viewers have accused innocent TikTokers of copying Charli, even alleging that older sister Dixie had “copied” her nose surgery.

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This behavior hasn’t stopped, it seems, as other fans claimed that TikToker Madi Monroe had copied Charli’s hairstyle after dying her blonde hair with streaks of rose gold (or pink, depending on how you look at it).

Charli dyed her own black hair a shade of purple underneath, and while it could be true that other influencers have taken inspiration from her new ‘do, the TikTok Queen wasn’t too pleased with those piling on Monroe for her fashion choices.

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In fact, Charli claimed that other names like Avani Gregg and Hayley had kickstarted the trend by dying their hair before she’d even made the decision to go purple, as told in a pointed response to the online outrage.

Charli D'Amelio decries users accusing Madi Monroe of copying her hairstyle.

“Hayley and Avani dyed their hair like this before me,” she explained in a TikTok comment. “I did not start this trend. Also, who cares? Madi looks amazing as per usual and she is rocking the pink hair.”

Madi followed up Charli’s comment with a statement of her own, showing tons of love to the purple-haired TikTok guru.

Madi Monroe shows some love to Charli D'Amelio in a comment.

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“Why is this even tea?” she said of the issue. “Hell yeah, Char rocks this hairstyle. That comment wasn’t supposed to be rude but NGL I’D LOVE TO LOOK EXACTLY LIKE CHARLI SHE’S THE BADDEST!”

It looks like there’s no bad blood between these two influencers, who have had enough of the made-up drama surrounding their hairstyle choices.