The South African rap/rave/crazypants group Die Antwoord, who starred in Neill Blomkamp’s terrible Short Circuit remake Chappie, are calling out Suicide Squad director David Ayer for purportedly stealing their style in the film’s depiction of Jared Leto’s Joker and Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn. I don’t know why Die Antwoord would want to take credit for the Joker’s aesthetic, but they seem really upset about it, according to an Instragram post that contains a video showing a couple of insignificant similarities:
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 bullsh*t 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 f*ck” 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.
Don’t try running that through Google Translator because it will crash your browser.
TL;DR: Ayer should find better inspiration for his Joker character.