Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Karen Huger Accused Of Stealing Baby For Instagram Post

The Real Housewives of the Potomac star Karen Huger is in a bit of an Instagram controversy. A few months back, she posted a video of an adorable little girl playing with a makeup brush. So what’s the big deal? The baby isn’t Huger’s — nor is she a blood relative — and the baby’s mother, a popular social media star who goes by @nicolemilfie, is not happy her daughter’s likeness was co-opted by the reality star. OhNoTheyDidnt collected all the receipts and it’s a really bizarre story that seemed to be getting more dramatic — and then found resolution? — as we were writing this post. Here’s what went down:

17 weeks ago, Karen Huger posted this:

The caption seems to suggest that the child is family, but she’s not. In fact, the real video post is from @Nicolemilfie’s account, posted a full day before Karen Huger’s.
Naturally, the child’s real mother was a bit unsettled by the fact that her daughter’s likeness appeared on a reality TV star’s Instagram feed without attribution or permission. She went off on a twitter rant that began, “you pathetic, leeching, dusty ovary, wrinkled t-shirt faceass moron! did you really claim my child as your kin?”

Apparently, Huger saw the spree of insults and responded by…shrugging it off?

Now here’s where you could potentially give Huger the benefit of the doubt. A lot of people share cute videos of dogs and babies on the internet with no indication that they are claiming said pets or children as their own. Huger’s caption could have meant that she thought the baby, named Madison, was a member of a proverbial family of divas. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that she used the video without the owner’s permission or that she shared a video of a child without the mother’s okay. The first issue is a matter of copyright infringement and the second is just social media etiquette.

About a half hour ago, @nicolemilfie indicated that Huger had reached out to her:
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