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Artists Are Sharing Rude Messages They’ve Gotten From Choosy Beggars (45 Pics)

I’ve done stand-up comedy for over a decade and I still have people asking me to do shows “for exposure” and turning them down is the best feeling. It’s rude to assume anyone in any creative field will do work for free.

Earning a living doing what you love is hard enough without having to deal with choosy beggars like these.

1. “Guy wanted me to make him a queen-size blanket.”

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10. “Choosing Beggar wants free drawing from a professional artist, ends up getting trolled.”

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11. “The disrespect to makeup artists.”

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12. “I started actually taking my art seriously about a month ago, and I got my first Choosing Beggar… I think I’ve made it big guys.”

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13. “I had to find one to believe they exist”

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14. “CB wants my adult coloring book for 9,000 exposure bucks”

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17. “Let me pay you with imaginary sex.”

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18. “Does this work?”

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19. “https://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahdobro/rude-messages-to-artists”

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20. “A songwriter/singer encounters a guy living in the stone ages expecting a show for £10:50”

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21. “My friend got shorted by a pretty major influencer”

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22. “Better start praying to find another studio”

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23. “My dads a photographer, this is his most recent client.”

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24. “They want to review my portfolio to make sure I’m good enough, but I’m not good enough to be paid…”

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25. “Can I have a birthday discount?”

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27. “Choosy Beggars hate watermarks”

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28. “Uno Reverse”

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29. “Artists who live with their parents don’t deserve to be paid for their hard work?”

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30. “I follow a professional painter who is dealing with some corporate choosing beggars. Wtf?”

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31. “Im a few months into my tattoo apprenticeship.. Apparently i shouldn’t state my job on a dating site “

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32. “Choosy Beggar wants me to produce an entire track for some quickly written lyrics they have for free because 1it’s easy’!”

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34. “Asked me to shoot it, no payment of course.”

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35. “Paying less than minimum wage but REQUIRES years of experience FOH”

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36. “My old classmate wrote this interesting thing”

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37. “Somebody wanted me to 3D print them something I’d made for myself and shared a picture of on Facebook”

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39. “Lol ‘work'”

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40. “Reverse employment.”

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41. “The appropriate response to Choosy Beggars”

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42. “I’ll charge you to do something for me”

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43. “A brief but insightful 4 minute conversation.”

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45. “tell em”

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