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Original Products That Are Actually Total Ripoffs

When we see something we've never seen before we tend to think of the creator as an innovative and creative individual, and yet many of these creators should probably be referred to as appropriators rather than creators.

Most fans know George Lucas drew inspiration for Star Wars from the samurai films created by Akira Kurosawa, but did you know he also adopted many elements of the franchise from Edgar Rice Burroughs' John Carter series?

And Princess Leia's "totally unique" hairstyle was inspired by the twin buns worn by female Mexican Revolutionary fighter Clara De La Rocha.

People used to praise Michael Jackson for his "totally original" signature moves, but it appears the smooth criminal stole many of his signature moves from Broadway choreographer Bob Fosse.

See 17 'Original' Products That Are Actually Total Ripoffs here


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A lot of these are not actually 100% true...for example, Conan Doyle actually based Sherlock Holmes on Dr. Joseph bell who was a real person. Also, just because something is inspired by something else doesn't make it a rip off.
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