Update 6/5/19: Femestella has just learned that Miley Cyrus’ image promoting her new partnership with Marc Jacobs has been ripped off from baker/artist The Sweet Feminist.
In an Instagram post, The Sweet Feminist, aka D.C. baker Becca Rea-Holloway, wrote,
“It is a direct theft of my own original art work from May 2018, with no credit. It’s literally my exact handwriting, message, and concept… Cake art is for everyone, but this is inexcusable.”
Fellow cake artists and bar/bakery Butter & Scotch in Brooklyn (also known as @drunkbakers on Instagram) shared a message of support and wrote,
“We share the same progressive values and we both make cakes to help spread awareness on the issues we care about and fight the patriarchy. It’s so disappointing that instead of doing simple research and looking to collaborate with the creator of the cake that @marcjacobs and @mileycyrus decided to rip it off.”
It’s unfortunate that Miley and Marc Jacobs had to tarnish what was otherwise a really nice campaign. You can read the original article below.
Miley Cyrus has always been extremely political and now she’s taking on abortion rights.
Miley and her charity the Happy Hippie Foundation recently teamed up with Marc Jacobs for a new sweatshirt embracing reproductive justice.
Called “The Charity Hoodie”, the pink sweatshirt features a picture of Miley along with the phrase “Don’t F❤️ck With My Freedom”, which comes from Miley’s song “Mother’s Daughter” on her new EP She Is Coming. The EP is all about sex positivity.
Marc Jacobs is selling the sweatshirt for $175 – which is shockingly cheap compared to what other brands have tried to get away with (Dior sold their “We Should All Be Feminists” t-shirt for $710). 100% of the proceeds of the Marc Jacobs hoodie go directly to Planned Parenthood.
I usually don’t condone the commercialization of feminism, but at least the proceeds are going to charity, which is more than I can say for most other brands (it took a lot of public pressure for Dior to start donating any percentage of the proceeds to charity).
This isn’t the first time that Miley’s Happy Hippie Foundation has collaborated with a fashion brand. They previously worked with Converse on an LGBTQ+ collection.
You can currently pre-order “The Charity Hoodie” here.
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Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel and when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her obsessing over her tuxedo cat Tom or hoarding drugstore lipsticks.