Beauty Vlogger MICHELLE DY Takes Down Videos Following Threats Of Legal Action From US Makeup Guru
Karen Jane Ng
Filipina beauty vlogger Michelle Dy is facing legal threats for her new YouTube series titled "MD Approved". The videos have since been deleted after American make-up artist Jeffree Star accused her of stealing his copyrighted series of the same concept.
"You're full of complete sh*t," Jeffree commented on the Pinay's video. "Stealing my "Approved" series and trademarked title is pathetic... but that's what boring unoriginal people do. My lawyer will reach out to you shortly."
honey, i hear the kettle boiling! it's time for tea! Is Michelle Dy "Jeffree Star Approved?" don't think so... can't relate 😂— esther sunday (@indaystarirayy) July 31, 2018
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Michelle later took down the videos and apologized to Jeffree who she admitted as one of the YouTube gurus she looks up to. "Recently, I uploaded 2 new videos in my youtube channel which was the "MD Approved New Series" inspired by Jeffree, while it was clearly stated in the description box in the 2 videos that these new series in my channel were Pinay version and inspired by international YouTubers, I was unaware that "Jeffree Star Approved" series is copyrighted in America," she wrote.
"I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize to Jeffree Star if in any way or another, I may have violated your rights from the use of your trademark."
According to her, such an incident is the first time for the Pinay beauty community and has gone on to thank the support she has gotten from loved ones.
I just want to thank my friends and my Youtube Philippines account manager for helping me out with this, for educating me about this matter. First time daw ito sa Pinay Beauty community.— Michelle Dy (@michelle_dy) July 31, 2018
Ayun... Babawi ako sa content angels lavarn. Salamat sa pagmamahal. 😊♥️
I am crying not because of what happened but because of the amount of support i am getting from loved ones... Pati mga naka away ko at some point nagmemessage saakin to let me know they are with me.... wow.... God is 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙏🏼— Michelle Dy (@michelle_dy) July 31, 2018