Courtney Love has called out Olivia Rodrigo for allegedly copying her ‘Hole’s 1994 album Live Through This’ cover without first seeking permission.
This comes after Olivia Rodrigo announced her ‘Sour Prom Concert Film’ with a photo of her wearing a prom dress and tiara while holding a bouquet of flowers with tears streaming down her face. Courtney Love responded to the post by sharing the artwork with the caption, “Spot the Difference! #twinning,” on Instagram.
Although Olivia Rodrigo admitted to the similarities in the comment section of Love’s post, it didn’t stop her from expressing her thoughts on facebook.
“it was rude of her, and [Rodrigo’s label] geffen not to ask myself or [Live Through This cover photographer] Ellen von unwerth,” Love wrote in response to a fan comment on thesame post on Facebook. “It’s happened my whole career so I d c. But manners is manners!.”
In another reply, she added: “Stealing an original idea and not asking permission is rude. There’s no way to be elegant about it. I’m not angry. It happens all the time to me. But this was bad form. That’s not bullying or bomb throwing. This persons music has nothing to do with my life. Possibly never will. It was rude And I gave every right to stick up for my work. Don’t gatekeep me! I’m honorable as fuck to my fellow artists, and I expect the same.”
“I’ve informed her I await her flowers and note,” Love wrote in another comment thread. “I sure hope it’s long. Does Disney teach kids reading and writing? God knows. Let’s see. Yes this is rude. Rage inducing? Honey if I had a dollar for everyone this happens? I’d be real rich!”
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