Lady Gaga accused of "ripping off" Brooke Candy and Grimes with Stupid Love video
28 February 2020, 13:16
People are comparing Lady Gaga's 'Stupid Love' aesthetic to Brooke Candy's look in Grimes' 'Genesis' music video.
Lady Gaga is back. After flexing her acting skills in A Star Is Born, the 33-year-old is ready to be a popstar again and 'Stupid Love' is the first taste of her new era. The song is an undeniable banger with a massive chorus reminiscent of her early work and the lyrics are about falling head over heels in love with someone. It's already topped iTunes charts all around the world.
However, in and amongst the critical acclaim and commercial success, Gaga has faced some backlash over 'Stupid Love'. People think that she is ripping off Brooke Candy in the video and they're criticising Gaga on Twitter over the comparison.
Watch the 'Stupid Love' and 'Genesis' videos below.
In the new 'Stupid Love' video, Gaga plays an intergalactic being hellbent on spreading love and ending war. The intro to the video reads: "The world rots in conflict. Many tribes battle for dominance. While the Spiritual ones pray and sleep for peace, the Kindness punks fight for Chromatica." She then stops fights through the power of song, dance and futuristic looks.
Gaga's hair and clothing in the video are all a glorious shade of pink, she dons reflective armour and the video is set in a sort of space-like desert. However, Grimes and Brooke Candy fans believe that it's all a little bit too familiar. In Grimes' 'Genesis' video, Brooke Candy sports a similar outfit with pink hair and the video is set in an actual desert.
One person tweeted: "So we all agree that lady Gaga is ripping off Brooke Candy & Grimes right?" Another added: "New Lady Gaga is basically Brooke Candy in Grimes' genesis music video?"
new lady gaga is basically brooke candy in grimes' genesis music video?? pic.twitter.com/qPY9rJ5I1f— ᕙ༼*◕_◕*༽ᕤ fow Bewnie (@03_N1k3N5FW_31) February 25, 2020
IS THAT YOU BROOKE CANDY???!!!! pic.twitter.com/TCwgonsFCb— 𝔅𝔢𝔱𝔱𝔶 (@yvvesadlaurent) February 26, 2020
So we all agree that lady Gaga is ripping off Brooke Candy & grimes right?— devvv (@BASEDxBOYxLOVER) February 25, 2020
I can’t believe we live in a society in which Lady Gaga is ripping off Brooke Candy— ryan streit (@ryanstreit) February 26, 2020
Brooke Candy/Grimes did this exact concept how many years ago? https://t.co/KSmINAmxSO— Kuma🇩🇴 (@LadyYunaIesca) February 25, 2020
LITERALLY Visions-era Brooke Candy. I’m screaming. Claire Boucher....is truly in the year 8020. https://t.co/F3HBtv5xHJ— nolan (@auntanxiety) February 25, 2020
Gaga has played with futuristic space-style looks many times before so we doubt that the similarities were intentional. Still, it's understandable why people are comparing the two videos.
As it stands, Gaga is yet to address the accusations. We'll update you if she does.