Here’s a cute picture of Darth Vader and one of his minion Storm Troopers taking a selfie using a selfie stick made out of a light sabre.
Wrong! Not a single retweet, share or blog I’ve found has cited the original artist, and that’s the point we want to make. Even after conducting a backwards image search on Google which usually does the trick, we turned up hands empty, again with countless links to sharing the photo uncredited.
This happens all too often on the Internet and despite the nature of how a meme emerges leaving citation to get lost in the process, more prominent Internet figures should act a bit more responsibly when sharing someone else’s content to impress their own followers.
Please share so we can find the original photographer allowing us to cite appropriately and give them the credit they deserve.