As if the bad reviews and weird lawsuits weren't enough for the director of Suicide Squad to deal with, he's now facing accusations from a band for "jockin" their style!
David Ayer, the director of Suicide Squad, has been accused of plagiarism by Yolandi Visser, co-frontwoman of cult South African band Die Antwoord. And she ain't fucking around either. Visser made a video and posted it on her Instagram making comparisons between the aesthetic and costumes of characters in the film and their own style. Watch the clip below:
In the video's bio, Yolandi makes multiple eye-popping accusations including that Suicide Squad actors Cara Delevingne and Jared Leto spoke directly to the band about how Ayer had referenced the band on set. Then, after inviting the band to the premiere, they slam Ayer for being 'fake' for not acknowledging their influence on the film, stating, "U shud start a crew called:,"im a fake fuck" ask kanye if he wants to join u".
Dragging Kanye too? Damn. Here's the full comment:
"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.Die Antwoord rapper Yolandi Visser
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."
The internet was divided over whether Suicide Squad has actually done anything wrong.
Die Antwoord: Suicide Squad ripped us off— mac demicrosoft (@prettyintights) August 10, 2016
South Africa: pic.twitter.com/84GLFVFkJO
Joker: *walks into barbershop*— Adam (@AdamKazm) August 11, 2016
Barber: What are your ideas?
Joker: Ever hear of Die Antwoord?
Barber: Say no more pic.twitter.com/fmP6dp5i6h
Suicide Squad "jokking" Die Antwoord's style? pic.twitter.com/pqQPZMXNNr— TiffanyTechow (@My_Dispositions) August 11, 2016
@DieAntwoord saying Suicide Squad mimicked there style?— BalorClub93 (@sgavin93) August 11, 2016
Really.? How fucking stupid are ye.? Joker/Harley Quinn around way longer then ye
While there are similarities we're not really sure Die Antwoord can really lay calm to owning the aesthetic of wearing three watches or black and white graffiti. It's a bit tenuous. Then again, if the director really did mention them on set, why not just give them a credit?
Do you think Suicide Squad are guilty of 'jockin' Die Antwoord's style? Let us know in the comments.