The shit storm is raining on me today and I do not know how to go about handling it. Apparently a model is pissed off at me for holding my “Beloved Basket Raffle”. These baskets will be full of my most beloved items throughout my lifetime, my favorite snacks, candy, movies, music, etc. She claims that I stole this idea from her but I had no clue that she held a raffle like this one. I ran a market research survey in July asking my Penguin Army & followers on twitter to fill out their favorite shows & desires for future raffles. One thing that became clear to me in this survey was that people desired personal items from me, things that I love and thus I created this raffle to give them exactly what they want.
In my humble opinion, this is not an original raffle idea since models send their fans personal items often. I am doing this for my fans, not to hurt any model, and it sucks that she would openly call me a pig and be okay with her fans saying that I’m not original. I do not know what to do about it. In the business world, this is called slander. So, why doesn’t she act professional? It’s shocking to see such hatred being spewed openly on Twitter (even stating that she hated me). I am hurt, appalled and do not know what to do. I do not want to see a model try to tear down my brand which I’ve worked hard to build up and I am not the type of person who would attack another model… but how do I get it to stop?