Dubai-based Instagram superstar Maddy Burciaga – who commands a following of over 2.4 million – is under fire for allegedly promoting fake expensive books as “the perfect props” to decorate one’s home for social media pictures.
via Oddity Central:
In an Instagram story, the 27-year-old shows off fake copies of Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent books, adding that the real books are quite expensive in bookshops and boutiques. But if you’re not actually interested in reading the books, but just want to show off to your followers, you can just get these blocks of cardboard that look like books, for just a fraction of the price.
After showcasing the products, Maddy Burciaga proceeded to offer promo codes allowing her fans to not only get a great price (€19.99 per book) but also take advantage of a buy-one-get-one-free deal.
The problem? Aside from the vulgar duplicity of it all… is the fact that the books are fakes and therefor infringe on the copyrights of the originals’ owners. And as the particular books she promoted are counterfeit, their purchase and possession would therefore constitute an offense.
Fans were upset too.
“Oh yeah, we knew everything in their lives was fake, but even cardboard books? These people have no dignity,” in person tweeted.
“Did anyone explain to her that you buy the books for reading, not decorating?” someone else wrote.
Jvais lancer une pétition pour changer le mot Arnaqueur par Maddy Burciaga dans le dictionnaire https://t.co/ApGVdwZnyp— doud (@Nadato2s) January 18, 2021
L'influenceuse Maddy Burciaga (2,4M d'abonnés sur instagram) signe LE placement de produit de ce début d'année.— Thomas Mongin (@ThomasMongin) January 19, 2021
Des faux livres (pour décorer son intérieur) à seulement 19,99€ l'unité.
C'est complètement fou, non ? pic.twitter.com/ot2ioonXq9
You can read about her previous scams here.