Die Antwoord call out ‘Suicide Squad’ for ripping off their style
This summer’s anti-hero blockbuster Suicide Squad turned out to be a disheveled mess by most accounts. While the high-octane mega film was met by mostly unfavorable reviews, it appears to have ruffled the feathers of more than just film critics.
Die Antwoord‘s Yolandi Visser took to Instagram to fire shots at the film’s director, David Ayer, for personally ripping off their aesthetic, rattling off distinct details to support her claim. Pointing out bold similarities between The Joker’s costume design and Ninja’s unmistakable appearance, as well as Harley Quinn’s three-watch wrist, menacing black and white graffiti lining the walls, and other various details, Yolandi lambasts for Ayer “jockin’ our style.”
Yolandi’s tirade goes on, claiming Ayer spoke highly of the South African rave-rappers on set, and even approached the duo during the film’s creation to express that he was “down.” When he was allegedly confronted by Ninja over the matter sometime later, however, the director made no response to the group.
Read Yolandi’s post below, and check the video in the post to see evidence of her claims.
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