Jeremy Scott Remains Silent As Torrent Of Shit Rains Down On His Facebook Page

Lady Gaga’s favourite designer and the man behind one-legged pants, fast food inspired-dresses and Britney’s Toxic airline stewardess get-up, Jeremy Scott, is now ‘more hated than scooters’ by the skate community after showing his Fall 2013 collection. 

Scott’s signature was splashed across the collection, which debuted at New York Fashion Week this week, heralding a plethora of cartoon-y colour and bold, zany prints – yet there were 9 pieces in particular that seemed to borrow heavily from the work of iconic skate artists Jim and Jimbo Phillips
The Phillips’ gruesome monster-inspired artworks have appeared on skateboard decks throughout the 80s and 90s, particularly on those designed by Santa Cruz Skateboards, and have become symbolic of the artist-driven underground skateboard scene. The father and son duo have reacted to Scott’s collection on their Facebook Page, saying “This is crazy!”, and posting this comparative image: 
Phillips has since posted many interviews and articles on the issue on his page, with fans rallying together in support of the artist and defiantly attacking Scott’s designs. 
Santa Cruz Skates clarified in a statement that Phillips never gave permission to Scott for the use of his images and will be undertaking legal action.

“This is not a collaboration or under license, nor did we, or the Phillips family, approve the use of this artwork on his apparel designs in any way,” they said.

Jeremy Scott has responded spectacularly to the story by adamantly not responding. He has kept completely silent on the issue, even though his PR team has been contacted time and time again for comment and his Facebook page is being littered with aggressive abuse from undying Phillips fans. 
Entertaining, no? 
Santa Cruz’s CEO was notably unimpressed by Scott’s silence. “I hope that Mr. Scott sees that his actions have hurt and affected many people, including the Phillips family, and that he has also severely damaged his own reputation,” he wrote. “It is not too late for him to do the right thing, as an artist and creative person, and fix his error in judgment.”
Image via HypeBeast