hmmm I feel you. BUT if you make it a book and publish it, this becomes fair game.
it also gives it a lot of publicity, and I am sure the author would be better at drawing now and would(hopefully) agree that their art was ... a bit underwhelming to be published as an "how to draw" book
because, no one would make fun of the drawings if it was just artworks that an artist uploaded somewhere. it's the fact that this is an actually published book that makes it so funny
and so far, I havent seen people actually bashing the original and really just did a respectful redraw.. kinda like with sailormoon back then
I personally like this meme as long as ppl don't act like dic*s about it