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Recently, clothing retailer Zara has come under fire for using stolen artwork for their designs.

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Illustrator Tuesday Bassen has accused Zara for stealing various designs of hers from her personal store, ShopTuesday. Check out her Instagram post:

 

I've been pretty quiet about this, until now. Over the past year, @zara has been copying my artwork (thanks to all that have tipped me off–it's been a lot of you). I had my lawyer contact Zara and they literally said I have no base because I'm an indie artist and they're a major corporation and that not enough people even know about me for it to matter. I plan to further press charges, but even to have a lawyer get this LETTER has cost me $2k so far. 〰 It sucks and it's super disheartening to have to spend basically all of my money, just to defend what is legally mine. ⚡️ EDIT: Some of you are asking how you can help. Repost and tag them, on Twitter, on Insta, on Facebook. I don't want to have to burden any of you with the financial strain that comes with lawsuits.

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Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams posted a statement on Twitter warning her fans against shopping at Zara and other fraudulent retailers, and urging them to support independent artists. Check out her message below:

 

Paramore are currently in the studio recording their fifth studio album.