Plagiarism is rampant in the design world, like Victoria鈥檚 Secret copying Pat McGrath鈥檚 packaging, Forever 21 using Wildfang鈥檚 design, and all of the controversy surrounding Kylie Jenner and her merch. However, that鈥檚 not to say it鈥檚 ever appropriate. The latest guilty party is none other than Anthropologie.

NEW ORLEANS, LA - DECEMBER 03: An Anthropologie is decorated for Christmas on December 3, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Josh Brasted/Getty Images)

The boho-chic chain allegedly stole the design for a pair of earrings from indie jewelry designer Laurel Hill. The earrings in question are Hill鈥檚 Gate Hoops ($96), which she crafts by hand and currently sells on her own site.

Anthropologie鈥檚 version, called Lunar Cutout Hoop Earrings ($38) bears more than a passing resemblance to Hill鈥檚 creation. Interestingly, Anthropologie is owned by the same company as Free People, who sold Hill鈥檚 designs back in 2014 and 2015, something Hill explained in an Instagram post detailing her story.

In an angry post to her Instagram, the artist wrote, 鈥淲HAT THE FUCK @anthropologie. This is so rude. I鈥檓 a person! You鈥檙e a collective of people! Somewhere in there, someone was like 鈥淲OW we like these earrings but we don鈥檛 want to support the designer or living wages or being decent humans so please send this 鈥榠nspo鈥 pic of the original design to our factory overseas for cheap manufacture.鈥 DUDES COME ON. In the spirit of human-to-human interaction, I tried reaching out to the buyer a few times and鈥 crickets. I honestly expected more.鈥

NEW YORK, NY - June 29: Anthropologie - New York City Windows Display 2015 as Part of the World Fashion Window Displays on June 29, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images)

Unfortunately, the big guy profiting off the little guy like this happens quite often, and the artists whose work was co-opted often don鈥檛 have the means to fight back, so they have to resort to social media. As of now, it appears Anthropologie has removed their version of the earrings from their site, which is a great first step, but hopefully, they issue a public apology and Hill sees some form of compensation. Your move, Anthropologie.

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(Photos via Josh Brasted, Eugene Gologursky/Getty)