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Jennifer Lopez commerical draws ire of South Bronx graffiti group — The New York Times

J-Lo cannot catch a break. Media outlets already reported about Jennifer Lopez’s Fiat car commercial that shows her driving through the Bronx without her actually being there. Now, a graffiti collective from the South Bronx, TATS Cru, demanded payment for copyright trouble from Fiat–the owners of Chrysler–and their ad agency. The car company’s commercial featured the graffiti group’s work without gaining their permission. “That’s enough,” TATS Cru member Wilfredo Filiciano said. “This has happened to us in the past, and it’s not cool. We had to do something about it.”

Though The New York Times could not get in touch with the defense lawyer, Chrysler spokesman Gualberto Ranieri said the car company is investigating the incident. According to Ranieri, the company has a policy that mandates getting the rights to use copyrighted images.


CORRECTION: The article originally stated that Chrysler owned Fiat. It is, in fact, the other way around. I regret the error.

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