Courtney Love experienced a déjà vu herself when she saw Olivia Rodrigo’s new promo photo.
The rock icon called the Disney star on social media this week, accusing him of copying the cover art for “Live Through This” – the former Love Hole band’s 1994 album and insisting for Rodrigo to send him flowers for the perceived misstep.
Last week, on the heels of the release of his chart-topping debut album “Sour”, Rodrigo announced the imminent arrival of a prom-themed concert film. She shared a photo of herself in a dress and tiara, carrying a bouquet of flowers, with tears of mascara streaming down her face.
The photo does indeed share similarities with the artwork of “Live Through This,” which features an equally devastated prom queen on the cover – tiara, flowers, streaks of mascara and all.
In an Instagram post on Friday, Love shared Rodrigo’s photo on her account and tagged the singer, shading the caption, “Find the difference! #twinning.”
On Facebook, Love developed his many grievances against Rodrigo and his record company, Geffen, saying he was “rude” of the “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” star not to ask him. , or the photographer from “Live Through This”. Ellen von Unwerth, for permission.
“I informed her that I am waiting for her flowers snd [sic] note, ”Love wrote. “I hope it’s long. Is Disney teaching kids to read and write? Only God knows. Let’s see. Yes it is rude. Rage provoking? Honey, if I had a dollar for everyone, would that happen? I would be really rich!
“My blanket was my original idea,” she added. “Something you might have to actually experience to acquire?” I do not know. Anyway. Disney? Yes, it is rude.
Von Unwerth, for his part, told Another Magazine in 2019 that Love was inspired for the photo shoot from Brian De Palma’s “Carrie” film album, based on the Stephen King novel.
Rodrigo has since responded to Love’s Instagram call, commenting “Love yourself and live this so much,” but has yet to address the controversy.
“Olivia – you are welcome,” Love replied, before reiterating that she will check the mail to apologize. “My favorite florist is in Notting Hill, London! Dm me for deets! I can’t wait to read your note!
Rodrigo’s livestream, “Sour Prom Concert Film,” arrives Tuesday. The singer, who just finished high school herself, will perform selected songs from the album, released last month.
Presumably Love will not be listening.
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