Richard Prince’s Blatant Plagiarism Is Especially Insulting To Journalists

Several outlets today are reporting the story of artist Richard Prince, who stole the work of others off Instagram, and sold it for upwards of 90,000.

Obviously plagiarism strikes a cord with journalists, who are required to maintain the utmost level of integrity in their work. But is simply screen capturing what others have done a type of plagiarism? Or is it art? Here, CNN asks whether the act is selfish:

1 (1)

2 (1)

As journalists, we have to be diligent to make sure our work is our own, and if this Richard Prince scandal had occurred in the world of media, the answer would be clear: yes, it’s theft, and it’s unacceptable. Here’s some tweets that CNN found that highlight people’s reactions:

tweets

Who is worse than Richard Prince, indeed? Certainly not anyone that works in a respectable industry like journalism, where the reporting and the story have to come from you. Here’s what CNN had to say about what the Washington Post had to say:

4

So obviously this isn’t the first time Prince has done with. Frankly people like him make me sick. Here’s a quote from him that CNN obtained from his public twitter profile:

5 TC mark

More From Thought Catalog

  • xcwilley

    Hey! That stuff is just gorgeous, you have to read about it more at

    Best, xcwilley

  • https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2018/11/13/is-jeff-koons-a-plagiarist/ Is Jeff Koons a Plagiarist? - Plagiarism Today

    […] hated by photographers, Richard Prince never really faced the widespread accusations of plagiarism. While some certainly feel that he is a plagiarist, news coverage never really applied that label to […]

blog comments powered by Disqus