Ariana Grande Is Getting SUED For Posting Photo Of Herself Online!

I know it’s a crazy thought, but just imagine you post a photo of yourself and suddenly you’re being sued for it?

This is the exact problem Ariana Grande, the ‘Dangerous Woman’ singer recently ran into.

The lawsuit began last August when the 25-year-old songstress posted an instagram snap of her her holding a transparent bag bearing the word ‘Sweetener’.

Marking ‘sweetener day’ (August 17), she shared the pics on both Instagram and Twitter to celebrate the day of her album release of the same name.

The photos are the work of a paparazzi photographer, who is now suing Grande for having posted them without his permission.

It was reported that celebrity snapper Robert Barbera is now suing Ariana for either $25,000 (£19,600) per pic or for the total profits she made from the pics.

Ariana had not been authorized to share these pictures, according to the lawsuit:

“(Grande) infringed (Barbera’s) copyright in the photographs by reproducing and publicly displaying the photographs on the Instagram page… (Grande) is not, and has never been, licensed or otherwise authorised to reproduce, publicly display, distribute and/or use the photographs.”

The Instagram post which has since been deleted had been ‘liked’ 3,392,035 times by the time it was taken down, according to this lawsuit.

Ariana has a huge 155 million following alone on instagram and is one of the most influential celebrities on the app.

The singer isn’t the first celebrity to face being sued over a photo of themselves.

Gigi Hadid, earlier this year was sued for copyright infringement by a photo agency after she allegedly posted a pic without having permission.

Sharing her feelings over the lawsuit on Instagram, Gigi said:

“Yesterday I heard from my management that I am being ‘legally pursued’ for my last (now deleted) Instagram post,

“I posed/smiled for the photo because I understand this is part of my job…but these people [paparazzi] make money off us every day. LEGALLY stalking us day in and day out — for nothing special.”

She continued:

“I had no way of knowing which of the 15+ photographers outside that day took these exact photos; if the person had just commented on my photo I would have been happy to tag and give credit.”

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