Several female cosplayers have come forward with screenshots of conversations they had with Richard T. Bui, a professional photographer, who according to the messages, would pressure models to send nude photos. And the worst part is that some of models were underaged, which would be child pornography.
This is just disgusting.
According to Nerd Reactor, the girl in the conversation below did eventually comply to his multiple requests. Several have since privately posted about Bui on The Cosplay Creepers on tumblr, from inappropriate comments left on model photos to examples of other harassing photographers.
Ally Ichi (ichicosplay) writes, ” there are multiple underage girls who have come out about this and his solicitation for nudes. I am not going to let this pass and I could give a rats ass if I lose friends for it or the cosplay community looks down on me, but this is not, and will never be, okay.”
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