I was sent this screenshot by an artist friend you’re all likely to be somewhat familiar with, if, at the very least, only by face. Upon request, I’m posting about it, because Fish was in too much of a state to do so.
I don’t think it’s very hard to understand why.
This is not appropriate behaviour at the best of times.
This is downright fucking reprehensible behaviour when it is expressly preying upon the vulnerability of a person deeply concerned by a friend’s very legitimate problem.
If you choose to prey on someone’s desire to help someone they care about by adding conditions like this to your generousity, you are a bad fucking person.
I’m sorry, but I excuse people faster than they can excuse themselves, and I have no excuse for you.
This is fucking repulsive.
If there was a precedent for this- a noted live commission session done in the nude or open musing about the idea, maybe- okay, yeah, I’d understand.
But there hasn’t been. There has never been. This is unprecedented, uncalled for, and unwelcome.
Public Service Announcement: Don’t fucking do this shit to unsuspecting artists who just want to help a friend out.
You know what?
Don’t do this shit to anyone who hasn’t invited it.
Just fucking don’t.