Nickelodeon pulls Made by Maddie due to plagiarism controversy

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Nickelodeon show, Made By Maddie – which was due to be aired on 13 September – has been pulled after a number of people called out its similarities to Matthew A. Cherry's Oscar-winning short, Hair Love. 

Hair Love is about a black father trying to care for his daughter's hair, while Made By Maddie is aimed at pre-schoolers, and follows Maddie in New York  "as she uses her imagination and design ingenuity to turn every problem into a positive with the perfect fashion fix". 

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Rosie Hilder

Rosie Hilder is Creative Bloq's Deputy Editor. After beginning her career in journalism in Argentina – where she worked as Deputy Editor of Time Out Buenos Aires – she moved back to the UK and joined Future Plc in 2016. Since then, she's worked as Operations Editor on magazines including Computer Arts, 3D World and Paint & Draw and Mac|Life. In 2018, she joined Creative Bloq, where she now assists with the daily management of the site, including growing the site's reach, getting involved in events, such as judging the Brand Impact Awards, and helping make sure our content serves the reader as best it can.