Another plagiarism drama? Malaysian influencer-turn-actress Sharifah Rose is in hot waters for allegedly copying another brand by a local entrepreneur.
For context, Rose recently launched her own label, Sekuntum. However, things took a turn to the worse after someone on Twitter pointed out that the aforementioned brand sounds similar to another brand, namely Sekuntom.
“When the name of the brand sounds similar, customers will end up confused. In the end, it’s the less-extravagant one that is oppressed. More often than not, it takes years to gain over 10K followers on Instagram,” the Twitter user, who is apparently the founder of the label Sekuntom, expressed, as per Murai.
In another thread, she wrote, “My Sekuntom business was developed back in 2017, and it underwent rebranding in 2021. I remember how difficult it was to achieve 10k (followers), it was also hard to get potential buyers. It’s a different case for celebs, they easily attain over 1k followers in just a day after launching their brand. 😂”
The Twitter post has been flooded with netizens sympathising with what the entrepreneur is going through. Others also appeared to criticise the “Kekasih Hati Mr. Bodyguard” actress for apparently stealing the said user’s business idea.
So far, the 23-year-old has yet to release any statement to address the Twitter user’s allegation.