Rihanna Wins Topshop Case

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Rihanna won the case against high-end British multinational retailer Topshop.

Topshot started selling shirts bearing the pop superstars image without any permission whatsoever. Now I don’t know about you but I would be really excited about having my face printed on shirt, being sold all over a country at a huge store like Topshop any day. Think of the fame and glory. “Aren’t you that girl who was on that shirt?” “OMG!!! I have a shirt with your face on it!” “Hey, I’ve seen you before. Oh, you’re that girl on the shirt!” Soo exciting but I believe this is different.

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Rihanna is already famous. She has millions of fans. Her face is blasted everywhere. Magazines, tabloids, all over the internet, this blog!!! I’m pretty sure she is tired of seeing herself everywhere she turns. I’d be. Would you like it of some random person put your face on a shirt, was making money from it and never even considered asking you for permission? I’d be like, “Umm, I heard you we making money of this shirt. My face is on it. Where’s my cut?” Basically, they exploited her. I think it was completely unprofessional. Won’t affect me looking at their clothes and wishing I could shop there but still unprofessional.

But enough about me, what do you think? Comment Below


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