David Ayer’s Suicide Squad accused of stealing style
South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord’s member Yolandi Visser has accused director David Ayer of stealing the group’s style in Suicide Squad. Visser took to Instagram, accusing the film’s director David Ayer of ripping off the group’s style. She also posted a comparison video, reports variety.com.
“Yes David Ayer u jockin our style,” Visser captioned the video. She went on to state that Ayer called her group member Ninja “so it looks ok when you bite our black and white graf style and our opening sequence to ‘Umshini Wam’”, referring to one of their music videos directed by Harmony Korine. “Cara Delevingne and Jared Leto told us how much you were talking about us on set but you never asked our permission to rip us off. And when Ninja texted you sayin wassup wif dat u said nothing like a scared little bi**h,” she posted. With the images Visser incorporated in her post, she asserted 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.