‘I dig manners’: Courtney Love accuses Olivia Rodrigo of copying Hole’s Live Through This album cover without asking
Courtney Love not so subtly accused Olivia Rodrigo of copying her band Hole’s 1994 Live Through This album cover on three different social media platforms on June 24 — which later prompted an exchange between the two.
The 56-year-old grunge singer took to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to speak her mind, as she shared a photo of the ‘Good 4 You’ Singer’s ‘Sour Prom’ promotional shoot and wrote ‘spot the difference! #twinning.’
After a Facebook fan inquired if Courtney was ‘mad or nah,’ about the alleged manic prom queen rip on the 18-year-old’s end, she responded: ‘she didn’t ask. So bit of both. I dig manners.’
Fighting for the crown! Courtney Love accuses Olivia Rodrigo of copying Hole’s 1994 Live Through This album cover in new social media posts
Love’s band Hole used an image of a crying prom queen/beauty queen with smeared mascara running down her eyes for their 1994 cover.
The visuals seemed to be a loose inspiration on Olivia’s end as she also donned a crown and flowers with similar running eye makeup in an image for her song ‘Sour.’
Courtney tagged Olivia in all three social media posts which seemed to be coming from a place of hurt over the fact that Olivia ‘didn’t ask’ her for permission.
On Facebook one fan asked: ‘I honestly can’t tell if ur mad or nah bestie,’ to which the ‘Celebrity Skin’ singer wrote: ‘she didn’t ask. So bit of both. I dig manners.’
Sour Prom: Olivia’s Sour Prom promotional shoot looked to be inspired by Hole’s
Manic prom queen: The 1994 cover showed a crying beauty queen/prom queen with smeared mascara down her cheeks
‘She didn’t ask’: ‘she didn’t ask. So bit of both. I dig manners,’ Courtney wrote after a fan asked if she was ‘mad or nah’
And then on Instagram the comparison prompted a back and forth with the ‘Driver’s License’ singer, as well as famed nineties band Garbage.
Garbage’s official Instagram account wrote: ‘You did it the best though babe. Always and forever.’
One fan seemed to see the post as a petty dig as they wrote: ‘it isn’t about who did it best… how about just women supporting women? The younger generation taking inspiration from the ones that paved the way.’
Courtney quipped to that fan: ‘Can prefer the version of my idea that she likes best. You’re lucky that she walked through fire for you now and is the revolutionary that she is. Allowing your life to be embodied and frail currently… Keep your ageist sexism to yourself here!’
Original: The famed nineties band seemed to support Courtney as their official Instagram account commented ‘you did it the best though babe’
Praise: Olivia said ‘love u and live through this sooooo much’
Promotional shoot: In another shot from the song cover Olivia was seen holding a sign that read ‘prom would be brutal without u’
After Olivia got wind of the comparison she seemed to try and soften the situation. ‘Love u and live through this sooooo much.’
Courtney then seemed to feel vindicated by the acknowledgement but in her response back she seemed to push for a formal apology in writing form.
‘@oliviarodrigo Olivia – you’re welcome. My favorite florist is in Notting Hill, London! Dm me for deets! I look forward to reading your note!’
This has not been the first time Rodrigo has been accused of taking inspiration from other artists — as many do in the music world.
Her song ‘Good 4 You’ has been compared by way of blatantly similar chords to Paramore’s ‘Misery Business.’
Not letting up: Courtney then seemed to feel vindicated by the acknowledgement but in her response back she seemed to push for a formal apology in writing form