Three years ago it was discovered that Jasmine Star was plagiarizing quotes on Instagram and Facebook and shortly thereafter it was discovered that some of her blog posts were also plagiarized. Unfortunately, I’ve received multiple submissions that she is doing it again.
Jasmine Star’s Blog “Inspiration is for Amateurs” (which is also shared on Instagram and Facebook) is awfully similar to a quote from Chuck Close. Some of it is verbatim, some of it is heavily inspired by the source quote much like her blog posts were the last time. Below I’ve highlighted the words that were identical.
Update: there’s also at least one more quip that wasn’t Jasmine’s original words and you’ll find that added below.
Comparison (PDF for readability):
When I was on her blog for the above piece I had clicked over to the previous blog post she had made. The beginning of the blog had a line that rang a bell for me and a quick google search confirmed my suspicions. Like the first time this all came to light, Jasmine is again, co-opting cute stories as something that happened to her.
From her “Should I Change to Instagram Business Account?” blog, “I’m walking around the airport like everything is fine, but deep down inside my boot, my sock is sliding off.”
It’s a popular meme, original source unknown.