Olivia Rodrigo accused of plagiarism by Courtney Love and others
Olivia Rodrigo has been accused by Courtney Love and others of plagiarism in her paintings and a music video.
Love highlighted similarities between the album cowl to Reside By way of This by her band Gap, photographed by Ellen von Unwerth, and the picture used to advertise Bitter Promenade, an Olivia Rodrigo live performance movie airing on 29 June. Every picture includes a promenade queen in a tiara holding flowers, carrying smeared mascara. Love posted the Bitter Promenade paintings to Instagram with the caption “Spot the Distinction! #twinning”, and later wrote on Fb: “Stealing an unique concept and never asking permission is impolite. There’s no approach to be elegant about it. I’m not indignant. It occurs on a regular basis to me. However this was dangerous kind.”
Rodrigo wrote as a remark to the unique publish: “love u and dwell via this sooooo a lot”.
The accusation follows one other final week, the place customers on TikTok and Twitter drew comparisons between Rodrigo’s paintings and video for her No 1 single Good 4 U and the aesthetic utilized by US indie-rock band Pom Pom Squad. Each Rodrigo and the band’s frontwoman Mia Berrin are pictured carrying cheerleader outfits with lengthy latex gloves, amongst different similarities.
Rodrigo has not responded to the latter feedback. The Guardian has requested remark.
Rodrigo is 2021’s largest breakthrough pop star, whose debut album Bitter has topped charts within the UK and US. Pop-punk observe Good 4 U is at the moment in its fifth week at No 1 within the UK singles chart, the longest-running rock chart-topper since Babylon Zoo’s Spaceman in 1996. Debut single Drivers License spent 9 weeks at No 1 earlier this yr, and two different songs, Deja Vu and Traitor, have additionally reached the UK Prime 5.