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Nasty Gal Again Accused of Copying

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Nasty Gal is under fire once again from a designer that is accusing the brand of copying. And like many of the cases before, the designer has good reason to be upset.

Deer Dana posted a screenshot of a T-shirt from the Nasty Gal shop that features one of the brand's signature line drawings. The photo is captioned, "Cute shirt @nastygal," followed by a handful of hashtags: "#notdeerdana #biter #copy #fake #aww."

In the past, Nasty Gal has been accused of ripping off Sophia WebsterBalmainCéline, and Alexander Wang.

The T-shirt in question this time around is Nasty Gal's Style Stalker Johnny Muscle Tank. It features a drawing of Johnny Depp with a banner underneath his face that reads "Johnny."

Line drawings of celebs with name banners will sound pretty familiar to the Deer Dana team. The brand has built itself on this style, seen below, and Nasty Gal taking it and just using a different celebrity is pretty outrageous.

Photo: Deer Dana/Facebook

Photo: Deer Dana/Facebook

Photo: Deer Dana/Facebook

Photo: Deer Dana/Facebook