Remember this image? I created it a while back, when I was watching Mob Wives and Drita, the hot-headed Albanian who was married to some schmuck in white collar prison, said something that was funny and, to me, felt like a meme in the making.
I paused the show, took my camera out, and took a shot of Drita while she was giving a talking head interview, moments after she had said the funny line to her friend at the gym. I didn't take a photo during the actual utterance of those lines, because you couldn't really see her due to the gym equipment in the way.
Anyway, I like to check my site's traffic sources from time to time and today I noticed that the search "haters are like crickets" is bringing a bunch of people to The Sez. Out of curiosity, I clicked the Yahoo images search link and saw that the image I created was the number one result, but I saw something else-- the same shot, the same text, the same exact image that was posted here, except with my "thetsaritsasez.com" tag at the bottom cropped off.
On Google, too (yes, I turned off the "personal results")
I went to the website hosting this stolen image and felt my blood pressure begin to creep up as I realized that there was no credit given to me or The Tsaritsa Sez anywhere on the page. To add insult to injury, the cropped stolen image had received a healthy amount of Facebook "likes" (84,360 to be exact), tweets, Pinterest "pins," and +1s on Google (4,200, again, to be exact). See below.
Those people could be new readers to this blog, but because some jerkoff decided to rip me off all those people probably think the rip off artist is the content creator. Also notice the date it was posted, April 13th, while my original post was written back on February 3rd. *takes a breath*
To be clear: I have no problem with others using the words and images found on this site for their own use SO LONG AS YOU GIVE CREDIT TO THE PERSON WHO CREATED THE CONTENT (in this case, it would be me). I have a disclaimer at the bottom of every page on this site, warning folks not to steal my shiz without permission unless they feel up to the task of enduring my fiery ginger wrath.
I'm sending these jokers a cease and desist letter (or is it cyst and decease letter? they could get some cysts and decease, too, I guess), thanks to the advice of a friend who sent me a link to an article on IP Watchdog with instructions on writing a proper "take down" letter.
Hey jokers, if you're reading this (I'm not naming you here because I will not give you traffic): make sure you check your email, and you can kiss my white ass, too.