Musical artist Billie Eilish and European fashion brand Siberia Hills has had to remove some of their collaborative merch following accusations that not only did a piece use established anime series Love Live! character Nozomi Tojo, but that it was created by a popular artist, Makoto Kurokawa and used without permission.
The collaboration, which is called Love Live! first drew careful examination from a fan on twitter after Eilish shared a link to it on twitter.
Following that was fan outrage and confusion as to why the art was used without permission. Some have claimed that Siberia Hills has a history of illegally using copywritten material in their clothing and merch.
Siberia Hills has released an apology via their Instagram, offering a refund to those who purchased it. They note that they were the creative force behind the creation of the piece, also offering an apology to Eilish.
At the time of writing, Billie Eilish has not released a statement in regards to the situation but has removed the tweet promoting the line.
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