K.O gets response after blasting govt for using his likeness

K.O gets response after blasting govt for using his likeness

- K.O was livid after seeing his likeness being used to front a Covid-19 awareness campaign by the Gauteng government

- The star said he planned to seek legal advice as the incident had left him feeling extremely violated

- The company who produced the images, Yellow Room, said the images belong to them and not K.O regardless of them being in his likeness

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K.O has received a response after complaining about his likeness being used to front a government Covid-19 campaign without his permission.

The company who initially created the images, Yellow Room, claim that K.O has no rights to them.

They said the drawings and video were a "passion project" that they've now used in the Gauteng government Covid-19 campaign.

Yellow Room posted an official statement on Twitter about the matter.

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It said, "The video was not commissioned by any artist and thus the creators own 100% of the rights to the material."

Read the full statement below:

It's not clear if this statement can stand up against K.O's wrath (or logic) in court.

Surely, a creative can't just draw a picture of someone and then sell it to another entity to be used in a nationwide campaign without the person's consent?

The Gauteng provincial government is yet to make a statement on the issue, but Briefly.co.za will be sure to keep you posted when it does.

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K.O gets response from govt after blasting it for using his likeness

K.O gets response from govt after blasting it for using his likeness
Source: Twitter

K.O's fans totally supported him when he initially brought the matter to social media attention.

They agreed that the star had worked too hard on his brand for it to be used without his permission like that.

In other news, Briefly.co.za yesterday reported that Penny Lebyane proudly showed off natural hair with a touch of grey. The beauty is ageing like fine wine and isn't afraid to flaunt it. The star posted a stunning image of herself rocking her natural hair - it was tied back and exposed a few strands of grey. Another star who has made grey hair into a fashion statement is none other than 50-year-old stunner, Connie Ferguson.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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