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Just days after announcing her clothing collaboration with Siberia Hills, Billie Eilish's latest merch collection has been removed from her website.
Fans are pointing out that the designs from the collection look very similar to an anime drawing from Japanese artist @m_qurokawa. Some believe this was the original artwork, which was posted on the artist's Twitter last August.
And this is the design used in the Billie Eilish x Siberia Hills collection.
Siberia Hills has removed their post about the collection from their Instagram, but fans are still coming after the 17-year-old artist and the brand on Twitter.
so billie eilish and siberia hills literally stole a japanese artists work and are selling it for $65 a hoodie / tshirt 💀
— Snapping met + saw Twice| #NINENINE (@chuuwice) August 8, 2019
Billie Eilish really stole a Japanese artist's work and put it on a shirt/hoodie and then when people found out about it, she quietly removed it from the store but left the tweet up so that people might still buy something from her store. https://t.co/ZgmxsPrwbk
— 『Anime Dad』 (@TheAnimeDad) August 9, 2019
Hey, a musician by the name of Billie Eilish stole your artwork, integrated it into clothing and are now selling them at a ridiculously high price.
— Pranay Anand (@boobfortnite) August 8, 2019
Ok so we’re all in the kno
•SiberianHills collab with Billie Eilish and stole artwork from JP artist @/m_qurokawa
•SH artist says theyre “in talks” with JP artist after deleting comments calling them out
•Comments get disabled
•Early version of hoodie gets deleted off SHs IG pic.twitter.com/lirCUIahvW
— THAT’S THE CRUEL ANGEL’S TEA SIS (@yonkerzbarz) August 9, 2019
Dont ask how i got here just know you stole it pic.twitter.com/JH4LCwWyV2
— LordWaluigi (@LordKingWaluigi) August 9, 2019
On the brand's Instagram, they admitted to stealing the designs, posting an apology on their feed and promising to refund all customers.
A post shared by Siberia Hills (@siberiahills) on Aug 9, 2019 at 5:44pm PDT
"To the talented artist Mr. M_Qurokawa, we apologize for taking from your artwork for our merchandise collaboration with Billie Eilish," Siberia Hills wrote.
"Billie and her team were not aware that we used your art, they just believed in the product. We were the creative force behind this collaboration. To Billie, and her fans, we apologize for causing this issue. These items will not be released. To those who already purchased, you will be refunded."
Billie Eilish hasn't yet addressed the accusations.
Seventeen.com has reached out to Siberia Hills and Billie Eilish's team for comment.
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