Lady Gaga Asks for Fans to Stop Pirating Music Using Pirated Images
Lady Gaga is under fire for asking fans to not pirate music while sharing pirated images in the process.
The 33-year-old tweeted asking her fans to stop listening to her new single that was leaked entitled "Stupid Love." "Can y'all stop," she wrote alongside stock images of a little girl wearing a ski mask and headphones.
The irony is that the photos were not licensed and still had the company's watermarks visibly on them. Shutterstock replied to her tweet informing her of her mistake.
"We hear you," the company tweeted. "We like artists to be paid for their work too. Here's a link to the photographer's work where you can license these quality images," along with the links to purchase the rights to the images and a winking face emoji.
The original photographer, Richard Nelson, chimed in on the conversation. "As the photographer of this picture, I've got you," along with several emojis. He shared a meme of his image with Gaga's tweet, "can y'all stop," without the watermarks.
See the twitter exchange, below.