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McDonald’s Rips Off San Francisco Artists

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You probably saw David sikorski  & Kristina Bakrevski’s brilliant little photo shoot around San Francisco, featuring David’s ‘engagement’ photos with a carne asada burrito.

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Via www.buzzfeed.com

David is a contributing writer at www.brokeassstuart.com as well as sfweekly and others, Kristina is a photographer at Sf Station. Their photo series made fun of all the stereotypical engagement photos you see in your facebook feed, at all the same clique and picturesque San Francisco locations, the Palace of Fine Arts, running on Baker Beach…or waving from a trolley car etc.

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The piece made nearly everyone smile and it was picked up by many major media outlets after  published it on buzzfeed.  The huffington post, people.com and others ran it while crediting the artists for their work.  And now, a month later…it was picked up by McDonald’s.  Only McDonald’s isn’t a publisher sharing an artist’s work, they are a massive corporation trying to trick you into equating ‘love’ with cheap hamburgers.  Check out how they blantantly copy Kristina Bakrevski & David Sikorski’s concept for their advertisements on twitter:

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photo by Kristina Bakrevski, check out original article at www.buzzfeed.com

 

 

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original and rip-off, these ads are all over mcdonald’s twitter feed

 

The theft is shameless, the irony is McDonald’s really wishes you’d love their food…David was kidding

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You know how the Fat Jew got busted and called out this month for stealing real comedians material for his own personal and financial gain? Justice Served! David Sikorski who came up with the concept and licensed the pictures assures us that no one from McDonald’s approached him or Kristina about their work. One of McDonald’s so-called ‘creatives’ (contracted or otherwise) simply ripped off this work & concept, they didn’t even bother changing the shots or poses.  At the very least they should apologize and share what they were paid for ‘designing’ this campaign with the people who actually, designed this campaign.  Let’s call out McDonald’s, this is their twitter account https://twitter.com/McDonalds.

 

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