There is a debate going on over a photo posted by Free Zia, who has been caught up in controversy over the use of fakes.
On January 19th, the online community TheQoo uploaded a photo of a luxury brand cosmetics sponsorship that Free Zia posted on SNS in the past.
The author claimed that the bag in the photo was a fake, saying, “The perfume is genuine, but the bag is a fake. The slanted lines, the finish is not in the right spacing, and the colors are different.”
In the photo, Free Zia is holding a luxury brand perfume sponsored by Free Zia and putting her hand in a bag of the same brand.
Netizens who came across the photo debated whether the bag was a fake or not. Some netizens responded, “The charm (bag decoration) is also different”, “The finish looks really poor”, “The sponsored photo is fake…”, etc. Other netizens showed conflicting reactions such as “I don’t know how much I look at it”, “Is there any solid evidence that it’s a fake?”, “The brand will inspect it, but it doesn’t make sense to say that it’s a fake.”
Free Zia, a beauty YouTuber who gained great popularity by appearing on Netflix‘s “Single’s Inferno“, has recently been embroiled in a controversy over counterfeit luxury goods.
As the controversy intensified, she posted a handwritten apology on her SNS on January 17th and apologized, “I’m trying to be honest about the current controversy about fake luxury goods. “
She said, “I apologize once again for all the circumstances that have occurred due to ignorance of copyrights and infringed the creations of designers.“