Artists don't need money, right? Their work of line fills their souls, and that's enough for any human being, right? And after all, drawing or having a photography career is more like a hobby and nobody gets paid for their hobbies...right?

Well, no, obviously. It's not right. But that still seems to be the attitude of a lot of people who expect unpaid work form artists, unfortunately. A Twitter account called For Exposure is bringing this to the world's attention by tweeting the most ridiculous responses that young artists have received when they've had the downright nerve to ask for money for doing a job for somebody! From being offered to be paid in exposure, of course, to be asked to do their absolute best working for free just because; the attitude of the commissioners is just appalling at best.

Now, if you are an artist who often hears the phrase 'free work,' these tweets will be painfully relatable. If you sympathize with those with unpaid internship careers lasting their whole lives, these stories are a great example of the cause. So scroll down below to check the unpaid laborers' struggles for yourself.

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Anna Brandigi 2 years ago

this is honestly sad

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Evgeniya Khon 2 years ago

Woman whose profile is covered in black, you suck

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Arjan 2 years ago

Wow! I could understand someone doesn't want a signature on it (it can take away from the design), but what an A-hole are you if you going to claim you don't remember the artist.

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UwaYS Minty 2 years ago

The IRONY!

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John 2 years ago

Wow. Just wow. A 20 second clip of animation is like a weeks work, minimum.

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JEFF THE KILLER 2 years ago

ok.....

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Mayerhofer Bettina 2 years ago

the computer, tablet and electricity needs to be paid for too

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Cristi 2 years ago

Overinflated ego?

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Georgia Stergiadis 2 years ago

If I have to be nude, I expect to be paid

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Jacques 2 years ago

lol the irony is worse than number 4

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Pi... 2 years ago

This guy's idea is great though... It WOULD be awesome to have a game like that.. But it's not in the right forum I s'pose.

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Pi... 2 years ago

Bout the weirdest thing I've read today.

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Pi... 2 years ago

Alright then, paint ur pic with ketchup n mustard!

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Cordélia Leite 2 years ago

What this people think?! That artists don't need water, food, don't pay bills?!

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Katinka Min 2 years ago

I'd send the the doodles one does during a lecture or while on the phone.

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Pablo Dalmasso 2 years ago

What a horrible person.

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Evgeniya Khon 2 years ago

Subtle....

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Katinka Min 2 years ago

My favourite ist the line 'you don't do this for a living and if you do that is really sad.'

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Glen Stradwick 1 year ago

The irony! It buuuuuurns!

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Evgeniya Khon 2 years ago

Hahaha this is funny

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Georgia Stergiadis 2 years ago

"You are Canadian for the love of gravy" BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

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Ivana Kanhäuser 2 years ago

Is this real? No really: is this......

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Arjan 2 years ago

I'm never calling myself a freelancer again, never knew people took that the wrong way :)

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georgia 2 years ago

Do you have a budget?

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Katinka Min 2 years ago

well, that's at least honest...

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Pi... 2 years ago

At least he's direct.

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David Novotny 1 year ago

.....and if the world by any chance doesn't end next sunday we will reimburse you in 3 free sessions with our world class clairvoyant psychic.

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Pi... 2 years ago

Sooo....1 hour then... Get a caricature instead of a Botticelli.

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Kezia Paigee Tee 2 years ago

Might as well be my own passion project and you the witness with no say in it. LOL

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Kalikima 2 years ago

I think they just won drama queen awards...

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Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce) 2 years ago

Bet there were nude women queuing around the block for this opportunity!

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Glen Stradwick 1 year ago

Admittedly, being a creative writer with a degree I have had this problem. I have fleshed out storylines that I want quality artwork for and have been willing to PAY for, but because so many people are gun-shy due to a shitload of people hounding mangaka to do it 'for exposure', it has gotten exponentially more difficult.

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Leoninus Fate 2 years ago

Is it bad that I would do this for no pay?

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brooke jackson 3 weeks ago

The irony 🤦🏼‍♀️

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Evgeniya Khon 2 years ago

Subtle:)

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Mary Kaye Waterson 2 years ago

And performers are not guaranteed...

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Tina Bigham 2 years ago

really with the plagiarizing?? My advice to this douche would be: go do your friends weddings, bar mitzvas, recitals etc for free (while doing your best possible work). Build your portfolio the way the rest of us had to.

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Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce) 2 years ago

So tempted to copy and send this to every author I like reading. :D

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Mary Kaye Waterson 2 years ago

I tend to ball my hand into a fist and swing when people yell for no reason so don't be a little bitch and start crying.

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Kezia Paigee Tee 2 years ago

I can brag this in front of my mum and even she won't be that impressed. So forget it.

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Mary Pinson 2 years ago

you need money to make money.

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Georgia Stergiadis 2 years ago

Well, yeah! You ask for a service, you pay for that service...mate!

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David Novotny 1 year ago

You know... because working on a game is a lot like wanking

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David Novotny 1 year ago

intrigue! :D

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Pi... 2 years ago

Now this was a troll for sure! Has to be, right?

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Kalikima 2 years ago

Sorry, it just lost the fight to some of my other base desires, like food, shelter, back rubs...

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Mary Pinson 2 years ago

if racists are accused of being racist...isn't that just being called out?

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Notchimine Mette 2 years ago

I want a star family...

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Larry Jakubecz 1 year ago

Not respect, either? Damn!

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Evgeniya Khon 2 years ago

Apparently this person knows nothing about making video games

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Pi... 2 years ago

U suck at poetry too.

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Kalikima 2 years ago

She also clearly doesn't know what 'consecutively' means...

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Brandon Was Here 2 years ago

Over The Garden Wall was amazing

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Mary Pinson 2 years ago

someone needs to tell these artists all these people know to raise their prices!

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Larry Jakubecz 1 year ago

This one has such a common and distinctive odor, I can sense it at "hello"

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Annie Park 2 years ago

You do it in less than three hours then.

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Hayley Lightcap 2 years ago

All things considered that's one of the more reasonable things on this list

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Larry Jakubecz 1 year ago

For some reason, this made me laugh more than most any of 'em.

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HUGH GASSOLE 1 year ago

Pro = professional = profession?

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Larry Jakubecz 1 year ago

Ohhhhhh, ok. Now I get why Banksy doesn't ever get money for his stuff: it's FUN!

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Larry Jakubecz 1 year ago

How come you never see gig posts seeking shitty, talentless artist-wannabes for no pay?

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Artemis Morgan 2 years ago

I don't need exposure if you found me, and my resume is good enough if you want me.

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Pi... 2 years ago

Pfft! If he were THAT generous, he'd at least throw in dessert too!

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Meghan Nalian 1 year ago

Very hard pass

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Larry Jakubecz 1 year ago

Flatterer! *blushes*

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Bror Hellman 1 year ago

An I thought "fluffing" disappeared with Viagra...

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Mary Pinson 2 years ago

and i decide how you take it.

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Melissa Stevens 2 years ago

I can personally attest that a minimum of a half hour to a maximum of six hours can be required for even the simplest photo editing job. 30 minutes x 100 = 2.08333333 days for 25 bucks? kiss my ass

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Simon Ausmus 2 years ago

It's an ad looking for extras..............usually people do this kind of thing for quite a bit less then doughnuts and energy drinks. I mean.............I would do it >.>

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Glen Stradwick 1 year ago

Psh, tell that to the likes of https://www.patreon.com/twokinds who is currently earning nearly $4,200 a MONTH through patreon.

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Georgia Stergiadis 2 years ago

OMG the stupid in this persons comment hurts my brain

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Larry Jakubecz 1 year ago

Aren't young people adorable?

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Lyone Fein 2 years ago

NO

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