I'm a bit late to the party, but as most of you know, there's been a recent scandal regarding a well-known book blogger who plagiarized some posts. I won't say who even though that knowledge is easy to find, but she has been receiving quite a lot of flak for what she did.
And I will say this: what she did was wrong. This was undeniable. And yes, in her apology posts, she tried to make excuses for what she did and claimed that she didn't know she did something wrong. This was obviously not true because she had written a post on plagiarism that actually made it quite clear what is and what is not plagiarism. So, she knew what she was doing, and it was wrong.
I'm definitely not excusing those actions. But I have seen a lot of people say that they chose to unfollow her, or stop participating in memes that she started, on principle of what she did. Of course, everyone is free to make their own decision regarding what happened and I would not want to try and control that.
But I do think that maybe some people are taking this a little far. She made a mistake, and yes, it was a bad mistake, but we wouldn't be human if we didn't make mistakes. I still value the rest of her blog's content and her reviews, and she has been one of the most influential book bloggers for me, especially in the early development of my blog.
Where do you stand on this issue? [Note: please refrain from stating names or any other identifying information in the comments section. I know it's publicly available, but I'd feel more comfortable without her name being spread on my blog.]