How Frida Kahlo trumps truth

There's this quote that's been all over the web -- Take a lover that looks at you like maybe you are magic. It's on t-shirts, mugs, posters, and cards, and all attributed to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Except she never said it. It is a line taken from a poem by Marty McConnell. But no matter how much she tries...
A line from Marty McConnell's poem, misattributed to Frida Kahlo.
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There's this quote that's been all over the web -- Take a lover that looks at you like maybe you are magic. It's on t-shirts, mugs, posters, and cards, and all attributed to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Except she never said it. It is a line taken from a poem by Marty McConnell. But no matter how much she tries to correct the misattribution, the online world wants to keep on believing it was Frida Kahlo.

Marty's poem, Frida Kahlo to Marty McConnell, in its correct form.

Marty's Tumblr about her poem in all its misattributed forms.

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