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It looks like clothing company, H&M is back an uncomfortable situation.
The company has recently been dealing with legal issues from a New York artist who sued them for using his art as a backdrop for a recent promo video on their website. H&M fired back saying that they were given permission to use the handball court where Jason “Revok” Williams’s artwork is, by the city of New York. Adding that his artwork is technically illegal, therefore it should not be protected by law.
H&M seemed to have dropped their countersuit, but according to Swizz Beats, who was recently blocked by the company, the case is still going. Swizz is known for his love of arts and funding many art programs and schools. After hearing about Revok and his issues with H&M, Swizz decided to step in and help against corporations abusing and stealing from community artists like Revok.
According to Swizz’s IG post, the war has just begun.
They blocked me for speaking up for the artist ! 🤷🏽♂️😂 It’s also CONFIRMED THEY DID NOT DROP THE CASE as I said !!!!!!!! I’m not going to do much more talking on this i will let our actions speak now ! It’s time for all creatives to get what they deserve and earned !!!!!! #Thecreativeswillwin Blessings 🙏🏽
Written by Clarke Jones