Ghanaian socialite and presenter Diamond Michelle Gbagonah also known as Michy Gh, educated the celebrity lookalikes who have taken over the internet with their looks and attitude to match the original artistes.
In a video, Michy told the lookalikes that it was not legally right to use another person’s name for entertainment or fraudulent activities because that dents the reputation of the original person.
Michy added that using the names of celebrities even for mere entertainment purposes is not right since the stars own their image and crafts, which are mostly copyrighted.
Lookalikes are, therefore, expected to seek the approval of their idols if they want to perform their songs or put their faces out there for entertainment.
One of the lookalikes, who refers to himself as the lookalike of popular highlife artiste Kuami Eugene immediately responded and said that they had not taken any monies from the public to perform the music of their idols, even though online reports suggest so.
Michy replied by emphasizing that it did not matter since a lot of harm could still be done while an individual was impersonating another person.
Michy captioned the clip of her interview with the lookalikes which she posted on Instagram with an explanation to her fans.
She indicated that she did not seek to gain popularity for the lookalikes or entertain them with her platform but to educate them on the dangers which their pursuit may expose them to.