Rap duo Die Antwoord found themselves in the middle of a Twitter storm on Wednesday after band member Yolandi Visser said Suicide Squad director David Ayer copied their style. Users of the social media platform soon responded to Visser’s rant, saying the duo found their success in the music industry through cultural appropriation and are in no position to call anyone out.
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These guys are waiting on their royalties pic.twitter.com/lAZTnjJUhH
— CapeTown, Bru.
August 10, 2016
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Blackface, white guilt, grey area
Die Antwoord, whose whole career is built on cultural appropriation, are upset someone stole from them?! pic.twitter.com/vnExRnL31a
— Gugulethu Mhlungu (@GugsM) August 10, 2016
So @DieAntwoord says Suicide Squad is “Biting” their style
But They stole/ Jepped/ SESSED our coloured identity +style +language +mannerisms
— Yaaseen Barnes (@Ya_a_seen_Him) August 11, 2016