Banned In 11 Countries,And Possibly Plagiarized Imagery…Rihanna’s S&M Video (Link)
Rihanna’s new “S&M” video recently premiered, and was immediately been banned in 11 countriess,because of its depiction of the 22-year-old pop star dressed in latex and whipping a man, all sorts of kinky scenarios and a wild assortment of various hyper-sexual fetish, dominatrix and bondage imagery.(Source)
…the lyrics are sexually explicit as well.(Lyrics)
Groundbreaking gay photographer David LaChapelle has accused Rihanna of plagiarizing his work in her new S&M video,alleging that scenes for the video are in fact rip off’s of some of his most iconic images,prompting him to tweet this message…
…..“The next time you make a David LaChapelle music video you should probably hire David LaChapelle.”(Source)
Check out David LaChapelle’s work by looking at his official website (LaChapelle Studios)…and make your own judgement. I hope the two can get it together and work directly with each other soon!!!
From what I see, he has a case for Rihanna’s latest image as being, at the least “inspired by” and strongly influenced by his original, and unique style.(Source)
I think banning the video for the reasons reported to the press will only make this one of the most popular videos out.(Source)