Die Antwoord (Photo: Rex/Shutterstock)
By Lamarco McClendon, Variety
Die Antwoord’s Yolandi Visser went on an Instagram rant, accusing the film’s director, David Ayer, of ripping off the group’s style. She also posted a comparison video.
“Yes David Ayer u jockin our style,” she began.
She went on to state that Ayer called her group member Ninja “so it looks OK when u bite our black & white graf style & our opening sequence to [‘Umshini Wam’]” referring to one of their music videos directed by Harmony Korine.
David Ayer’s representative did not immediately return a request for comment.
She continued, “Cara [Delevingne] & Jared [Leto] told us how much u were talkin abt us on set but u never asked our permission to rip us off. An when ninja texted u sayin wassup wif dat u said nothin like a scared lil bitch.”
With the images Visser incorporated in her post, she asserts that Ayer used their style for his interpretation of the Joker and Harley Quinn. Die Antwoord has previously accused Lady Gaga of ripping off their aesthetic.
The Joker himself, Jared Leto, contradicted the accusations of the Chappie stars in an interview last week, stating David Bowie was discussed in the development of his character.
“We discussed David Bowie a little bit — not necessarily the music of David, but his class, his elegance, his timelessness,” Leto said. “I think David Bowie’s probably an inspiration for, like, almost anything you could do creatively.”
Visser echoed the sentiments of many critics, but in more jarring terms.
“U invited us to ur movie premiere (which i didnt wanna go to) but ninja went,” she wrote. “Poor ninja had to sit thru dat hole bulls*** movie.”
Read her entire post 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
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