South African music group Die Antwoord is accusing director David Ayer of plagiarizing their trademark style for “Suicide Squad” — in particular, the designs for Harley Quinn and the Joker as they appear in the film.
Yolandi Visser of Die Antwoord cited several examples of the alleged plagiarism in a post to Instagram, captioning the video with the following text: “yes David Ayer u jockin our style [sic]. callin ninja up before your movie came [out] pretendin 2b down, so it looks OK when u bite our black & white graf style & out opening sequence to umshiniwam & all da lil tiny details [you] nibbled dat other people wont see but we notice. Cara & Jared told us how much [you] were talkin [about] us on set but [you] never asked our permission to rip us off.”
Visser references having conversations with Ayer, and says Jared Leto and Cara Delevingne told them Ayer would talk about Die Antwoord frequently on the “Suicide Squad” set.
Though there’s no evidence of Ayer discussing Die Antwoord on the film’s set, the music group definitely has a history with Delevingne; she starred in the music video for their song “Ugly Boy.”
Check out Die Antwoord’s original Instagram post on Ayer’s alleged plagiarism below:
yes David Ayer u jockin our style. callin ninja up before your movie came our pretendin 2b down, so it looks OK when u bite our black & white graf style & our opening sequence to umshiniwam & an all da lil tiny details u nibbeld dat other people wont see but we notice. Cara & Jared told us how much u were talkin abt us on set but u never asked our permision to rip us off. An when ninja texted u sayin wassup wif dat u said nothin like a scared lil bitch. U were jus flauntin our names pretendin to b down. u aint down an u never will b. but before we knew da extent of ur two face nature – u invited us to ur movie premiere(which i didnt wanna go to) but ninja went , tinkin ur solid guy an mayb there was jus a lil “misunderstandin”. Den poor ninja had to sit thru dat hole bullshit movie. An u even got da nerve to say wassup to him smilin – an ninja has to b nice cus he is there wif his kid. But we all tink u wack. U shud start a crew called:,”im a fake fuck” ask kanye if he wants to join u. Cum show ur pretty face at my studios. U know Muggs & u know where da Soul Assasin Studios at. we watin for u. @djmuggs_the_black_goat_ @zef_alien @boojie_baby_ @ragingzefboner @_dark_force_ @dejanvisser @djhitekisgod @jipsi518
“Suicide Squad” is currently in theaters.
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