So here's the thing.
I did, in fact, purchase the Teen Josie 7 bundle. One of the primary reasons I picked up the Teen Josie bundle is because of one character, with a really nice looking texture and morph. (I'm not mentioning names here, because I don't want it to get picked up in a search, for reasons that will become clear.)
Then, in the Teen Josie impressions thread in the forum, the character's creator popped in and mentioned that said character was inspired by a real person, meant to look somewhat like that person. Which made me feel somewhat uncomfortable to start with, because I thought at first that the character was based on a teenager they knew. That was a weird enough feeling all on its own.
And then I coincidentally stumbled across something and I realized who inspired the character
(In my admittedly quite limited defense, I've never seen any of the actor's movies that I know of, so the name didn't ring any bells on that count.)
And ... I can't, OK? I just cannot. I don't do characters based on live celebrities. It would creep me right the hell out if people, somehow, based a character on me, and I kept wandering across those images. (Nobody would, of course. I'm neither a model nor anyone prominent. But if they did... ) And using that character, under these particular circumstances, would make me feel extra special scummy about myself.
There are differences, of course. The Teen Josie character is "inspired by", and not any sort of exact replica -- the creator isn't Madame Tussaud's, and isn't trying to be. But it's close enough that I now can't unsee it. (I also rather strongly wish the character had a different name. That is ... deeply problematic on so many levels. Including the level where I'm kind of astonished that it got past the Daz lawyers, after what's happened at Renderosity and at some of the freebie sites periodically.) And yes, I know, I can use the morph and texture separately, and may do so eventually. Eventually. Maybe.
Makes me kind of sad. She's a lovely character. Whom I now cannot use, at least not as designed. In an unreturnable bundle that I bought primarily because of her. (And, admittedly, because it was shockingly cheap.) And at least part of it is my own issue, and I fully own that. And part of it ... is not.
Them's the breaks, I guess.
Just because: Another, more interesting article about that actor and what they're doing
. The headline is misleading; that constitutes the first two or three paragraphs of the story, and then broadens out into much more interesting territory.