Tessa Blanchard's image likeness won't be in WWE 2K Battlegrounds much longer.
According to Basil Mahmud, the photographer who took the original photo, he spoke with the team behind 2K Battlegrounds and a patch will be released shortly that will effectively remove the image from the game.
On Thursday night, It was pointed out on social media that 2K Battlegrounds used an image with the likeness of Tessa Blanchard in 2K Battlegrounds. In a now missing tweet, Mahmud called out 2K on social media, wondering why they used the photo without his permission.
You can view the image similarities and Mahmud's update in the tweets below.
UPDATE: @2KBattlegrounds and I have spoken. The image is going to be removed to tonight in a patch update.— Basil Mahmud (@Beezzzzy) September 18, 2020
1. No I’m not going to tell you guys anything else
2. I don’t wanna do your podcast.
And number C: Credit your artists
TGIF, now go watch some Boy Meets World https://t.co/BIgzu08Msq
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