“Hey, that’s my movie!”

Perhaps you care more about this sort of thing when you actually create something that’s yours. The idea of your work being stolen is, frankly, a nightmare. And that is why there is something called “copyright.”

Screen capture of Twitter.
Screen capture of Twitter.

The Guardian newspaper’s reader comments on Ms. Sanon’s reaction are intriguing. Yes, some wrote that she had a right to be annoyed, but most seem dismissive. Some heckled her, claiming, for instance, that the film isn’t very good. Still others had decided she’s “rich enough” already so shouldn’t have cared. Others declared her behavior was obnoxious. Others decreed that since the film had reportedly made a legitimate profit, so, uh…. so what if it’s stolen now.

All of that is beside the point, though. We don’t get to make those calls. Presumably, most of us would agree we shouldn’t just walk out of a shop with something we want without paying for it merely because we can?

Seriousness aside, stepping back for a moment and considering the happening itself: it was actually hilarious. What are the odds on that? Sitting in the same row as the star herself and getting “caught” by her?

If an author had invented that plane scene in a novel, some critics would probably have derided it mercilessly as a ridiculously contrived plot coincidence. Yet its actual occurrence is in fact further proof as to how real life is FULL of coincidences. At times, our lives can indeed be stranger than fiction. 😉


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