Die Antwoord says ‘Suicide Squad’ ripped them off

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The Suicide Squad backlash continues after a tepid opening weekend, and this time rap duo Die Antwoord is stepping up to the plate. 

In a video posted to Instagram yesterday, Yolandi Visser, one half of the South African duo, called out Suicide Squad director David Ayer for appropriating the look of Joker and Harley Quinn from her and partner Ninja. She posts side-by-side comparisons of their looks and scenes from the movie, but this beef apparently goes deeper. 

In the post, Visser claims stars Cara Delevingne and Jared Leto “told us how much u were talkin abt us on set but u never asked our permision [sic] 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.” 

Visser goes further, saying Ayer invited them to the movie premiere. She didn’t go, 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.” 

Well, we can relate there. 

Ayer, who’s been quite vocal on Twitter and in public about the film, has not responded to the accusations. Die Antwoord, it should be noted, has a new album out Sept. 16. 

H/T Vulture 

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.