After announcing ‘Prism’ as the title of her third studio album, Pop force Katy Perry is the hottest of topics today.
However, the Billboard staple has tongues wagging for another reason too — the teasers for her new fragrance ‘Killer Queen’.
Unwrapped moments ago, the royal-themed visual snippets have drawn many a gasp for their marked resemblance to Beyonce‘s ‘Mrs Carter Show Tour’ commercial.
See what we mean after the jump…
Before digressing, it’s important to note that both pieces were shot by the same director, Jonas Akerlund – which may explain the similarities. However, we’re left scratching our heads as to whether it was deliberate to whip up controversy or lazy referencing that backfired. After all, there’s valid reason enough to justify both.
On the one hand, Perry (who is a super vocal King B supporter) could have cooked up a tongue in cheek nod to the “original” in a bid to drum up conversation such as the one we’re having right now (on time for her new single / album, we must add). Yet, if not, this wouldn’t be the first time a director has referenced their own work, leaving egg on the face of the second in line.
In any case, peep Beyonce’s ad below and let us know what YOU think…