Some People Just Found a New Way to Make Money Off Of Meghan Markle’s Name and It’s Totally Unfair
From being a supporting actress on the small screen to sudden international stardom as a member of the British royal family, Meghan Markle has definitely come a long way. And a lot of people have hitched their wagons to the 38-year-old Duchess’ rising star.
A known fashion aficionado, the Duchess of Sussex recently put her skills to the test when she worked on a special issue of British Vogue which hit the stands in early August. The latest issue is called ‘Forces for Change’ and featured 15 inspiring women on its cover. Inside, it also has an exclusive interview of Markle herself and Michelle Obama, bestselling author and former first lady of the United States.
The issue and its success are definitely a win for Markle and the fashion magazine. But it seems like people have found a way to also cash in on this. As Insider reports, some people have taken to the online selling platform eBay to flip copies of the Vogue issue for hiked up prices. While the magazine was only sold for £3.99 ($5) in the United Kingdom, resellers are listing copies of it online for as much as £31.66 ($38.48).
But amidst all the praise and positive feedback the issue got, Markle also faced some criticism from the public. Apparently, some people are accusing the Duchess of copying the cover’s design and even the issue’s name from a book called ‘The Game Changers’.
Published in 2016, the book actually features Markle on the cover along with portraits of other successful women. Inside, it contains essays written by the same women collected and compiled by its editors Samantha Brett and Steph Adams.
Responding to the issue at hand, Brett expressed that she finds it flattering that Markle liked their book’s concept and said that she’s a fan of the Duchess, too. However, the reporter still admitted that it’d be disappointing if people’s copying accusations towards Markle ended up being true.
At the same time though, Brett hoped that Vogue and the royal would give the issue’s proceeds to a charitable cause similar to what she did with the proceeds of the coffee table book she and Markle worked on just a few years ago.
Meanwhile, a representative from the fashion magazine defended Markle and revealed that British Vogue’s September 2019 special cover was actually inspired by its January 1990 cover which has a somewhat similar design and black-and-white theme. What more, they also said that the idea for the cover came from Edward Enninful, who’s the magazine’s editor-in-chief.
The aforementioned 1990 cover featured supermodels: Tatjana Patitz, Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista on its cover. Photographer Peter Lindbergh worked on the issue as well as the one Markle recently worked on.
Find out more about the money-making scheme by clicking on the link below.
More in Family Law
People Saw This Fancy Appliance in Queen Elizabeth’s Living Room & Now It’s Selling Out In Stores
Way before social media influencers became a thing, Queen Elizabeth has already been an influential figure when it comes to both...August 17, 2019
‘Entourage’ Actor Kevin Dillon’s Real Fortune Just Exposed In Court–Will He Lose His Millions in the Legal Battle With His Ex-Wife?
People may be more familiar with ‘Wild Things’ actor Matt Dillon, but his younger brother Kevin Dillon has also made a...August 16, 2019
Celebrity Couple Miley Cyrus & Liam Hemsworth Just Called Quits On Their Marriage–Here’s How Much Money Is At Stake in Their Divorce
It’s a sad day in Hollywood as another celebrity couple calls it quits. The latest casualty is the marriage of singer...August 15, 2019
Albatrosses vs. Plastics: Who Do You Think will Win the War?
One of the most deadly environmental problems we face today is the rise of plastics. Millions of tons of plastics get dumped...August 3, 2019
Is It Possible to Save Money While Getting The BEST Divorce Attorney Out There?
Finding a family representative to undergo the lengthy process of divorce isn’t only expensive, but emotionally draining too. You need an...August 3, 2019
Revealed: The Top Ten Go-to Law Schools of 2019
Graduating from Law School is a tremendous feat in itself. Not only does it require you to battle it out with...August 3, 2019
New Zealand Leads the Race to a Carbon-Neutral Future by Banning New Offshore Oil and Gas Permits
New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, has come under a lot of scrutinies following her Government’s ban on all offshore oil...August 3, 2019
Stolen Laptop? This WEIRD Method Can Protect Your Data
Losing your laptop or having it stolen can be quite miserable. Not only will you experience a financial setback that will...August 3, 2019
Future US Immigrants Mandated to Hand Over Their Social Media History!
The Trump administration has announced that it plans to consider immigrants applying to come to the US hand over five years’...August 3, 2019