Luxembourg has announced that although the circumstances aren’t ideal, it is pleased to have made the international news in recent days following allegations that a local award-winning painter plagiarized the work of a well-known photographer.
“Accusations of artistic theft are never fun,” Luxembourg said in response to the international outcry. “Maybe our boy went too far, maybe not, and it’s best to let experts solve these matters.”
“But at least people from all around the world, from Seattle to Singapore, are talking about us,” the country continued. “They’re Googling us, reading our Wikipedia entry, and getting an idea of our high quality of life, stability, and multilingualism.”
“They’re like, yeah, Luxembourg looks like a nice place, maybe I’ll go do business there one day or go for a visit,” it added.
Because that sort of visibility usually comes with a huge price tag, Luxembourg said it would not explicitly discourage other local artists from liberally borrowing from other internationally renowned works and creating further scandals that will result in more discount publicity.
“It doesn’t have to be fine art,” Luxembourg said. “There is a whole world of music, literature, and film from which one may draw inspiration.”