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
Community Member
3 years ago

this is honestly sad

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#2

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Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
3 years ago

Woman whose profile is covered in black, you suck

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Arjan
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

The IRONY!

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#5

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John
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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JEFF THE KILLER
Community Member
3 years ago

ok.....

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Mayerhofer Bettina
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Cristi
Community Member
3 years ago

Overinflated ego?

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Georgia Stergiadis
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Jacques
Community Member
3 years ago

lol the irony is worse than number 4

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#12

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Pi...
Community Member
3 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...
Community Member
3 years ago

Bout the weirdest thing I've read today.

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#14

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Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

Alright then, paint ur pic with ketchup n mustard!

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#15

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Cordélia Leite
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#16

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Katinka Min
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Pablo Dalmasso
Community Member
3 years ago

What a horrible person.

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#18

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Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
3 years ago

Subtle....

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Katinka Min
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
2 years ago

The irony! It buuuuuurns!

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Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
3 years ago

Hahaha this is funny

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Georgia Stergiadis
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#23

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Ivana Kanhäuser
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#24

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Arjan
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#25

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georgia
Community Member
3 years ago

Do you have a budget?

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Katinka Min
Community Member
3 years ago

well, that's at least honest...

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Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

At least he's direct.

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David Novotny
Community Member
3 years 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...
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#31

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Kezia Paigee Tee
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

I think they just won drama queen awards...

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#33

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Adrian Jenkin (MarauderDeuce)
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#34

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Glen Stradwick
Community Member
2 years 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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Georgia Stergiadis
Community Member
3 years ago

No thanks...

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#36

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Leoninus Fate
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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brooke jackson
Community Member
1 year ago

The irony 🤦🏼‍♀️

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Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
3 years ago

Subtle:)

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#39

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Mary Kaye Waterson
Community Member
3 years ago

And performers are not guaranteed...

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Tina Bigham
Community Member
3 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)
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Mary Kaye Waterson
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

you need money to make money.

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#45

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Georgia Stergiadis
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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David Novotny
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Glen Stradwick
Community Member
2 years ago

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David Novotny
Community Member
3 years ago

intrigue! :D

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Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#51

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Kalikima
Community Member
3 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
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#53

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Notchimine Mette
Community Member
3 years ago

I want a star family...

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Larry Jakubecz
Community Member
2 years ago

Not respect, either? Damn!

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#55

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Evgeniya Khon
Community Member
3 years ago

Apparently this person knows nothing about making video games

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Pi...
Community Member
3 years ago

U suck at poetry too.

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Kalikima
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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#58

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Brandon Was Here
Community Member
3 years ago

Over The Garden Wall was amazing

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#59

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Mary Pinson
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Larry Jakubecz
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Annie Park
Community Member
3 years ago

You do it in less than three hours then.

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Hayley Lightcap
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Larry Jakubecz
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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HUGH GASSOLE
Community Member
2 years ago

Pro = professional = profession?

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Larry Jakubecz
Community Member
2 years 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
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Artemis Morgan
Community Member
3 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...
Community Member
3 years ago

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

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Meghan Nalian
Community Member
2 years ago

Very hard pass

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Larry Jakubecz
Community Member
2 years ago

Flatterer! *blushes*

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Bror Hellman
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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