Those of you who’ve been following me long enough (thank you ❤ ) know that 2 years ago I had to deal with plagiarism when a so-called “blogger” copied & paste part of my Etude House Sweet Recipe Candy Stick Review. I warned everyone who could be tempted to do the same that I will never tolerate plagiarism. Obviously today’s case didn’t read this post…
Still, the “Protected By Copyscape Do Not Copy” yellow logo on the top right should have been a good indication. It’s clearly not here just because it looks pretty. Neihter is the “translation by myself” mention in the credits of my news, it means “Back off, it’s my work”. Maybe I should write it in French for you to understand ??
Best part ? She’s one of my followers and I follow her blog too. Never thought I would find out through WordPress Reader ? How dumb (and hypocritical) was that ?!
Like the other thief (yes, because stealing somebody else’s work is a theft, ma chère), I won’t display her name or blog link. She ripped off my translation & description to gain more traffic and already benefited enough from it, there’s no way I’m gonna offer her free publicity on my very own blog to boot.
Yet, I can prove that she copied a whole paragraph (the one where I describe each product & translate all of their names) from my Etude House Dreaming Swan post and made it pass for her own writing 3 days later. Same layout, same way to put the number of colors/designs either in brackets or in a sentence, same words describing nail polish shades she can’t have seen for herself, even the exact same sentence, who the hell are you kidding ?!
She claims she got it from Etude House Instagram : liar ~ Etude House Instagram pics never showed the whole collection, the shades/designs for each item nor the names of all the products. And Etude House fb, twitter, blog, website, yt channel didn’t either. I got my info from a PR pic that wasn’t publicly released by Etude House, that’s why I didn’t include it in my post.
I know that a good chunk of the beauty bloggers out there -not restricted to Korean cosmetics, btw- are only here for sponsoring and perks (there’s absolutely nothing wrong with sponsoring and getting free stuff, but when it’s your only motivation to maintain a blog, that’s low) but pushing the fame-craving to the point of stealing other people’s work is just pathetic. And it won’t be tolerated by me.
To your sorry a** and other losers like you :
Steal one more thing from me & face the consequences.
You’ve been warned.