Artist John Yuyi accused Russian Glamor of plagiarism
Russian glossy magazine Glamor was in the center of the scandal. An American artist of Taiwan origin John Yui accused the Russian version of Glamor of plagiarism. The cause of the accusation was the cover of the June issue, on which the face and hands of the makeup artist Elena Krygina are decorated with translational tattoos bearing the logos of well-known brands. According to John Yuji, Glamor magazine copied her work style without permission. Upon learning of this, she contacted Glamor in the instagram – the newspaper’s representatives wrote in response that they wanted to pay tribute to her work, and they sent a letter from the editor-in-chief, which says that the cover is “inspired by the works of John Yui.”
Nevertheless, the artist is outraged that there are no references to her work (except the letter of the editor in chief) in the journal itself – in addition, the editors did not inform her about the shooting in advance.
In response to the accusations, the editor-in-chief of the journal, Ilyana Erdneeva, posted a post in which she stated that she was “in touch with the artist” -but Yuji asserts that her last reports were unanswered.
“This is not the first time a large company has covered plagiarism by direct use or” was inspired by my works “without any notifications and respect. I work so hard and cherish my work all the time. I hope to do good things and try to make myself satisfied. Before, I did not mention the names of these companies. And these companies sincerely apologized. Make a promise that this kind of thing will not happen again. I think I still hope that I can continue to believe in respectful relationships between people.
Nevertheless, this magazine Glamor Russia creates similar. It really upset me. I’m sad. I feel depressed. Why is this happening? I started asking about why I should be so hardworking all the time? Why do I make so much effort? He moved to New York to live in such a small place on his own. Why be so diligent in life to do more work? From the very beginning, I was not too depressed. They still believed that they would deal with sincerity. But what I got was just a very superficial answer, trying to avoid responsibility, “the artist wrote in her Instagram.