Ouch! Taylor Swift’s ‘Delicate’ Music Video Accused Of Being a Perfume Ad Rip Off

Published: Tuesday 13th Mar 2018 by Rashad

Yikes! Taylor Swift just can’t seem to catch a break.

Just months after Twitter slammed the songstress for allegedly hijacking themes from Beyonce‘s 2016 ‘Formation’ video for her own 2017 ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ visual [click here to read that hilarity again], the country-turned-pop star is in hot water again as accusations of thievery fly surrounding her recently released ‘Delicate’ music video.

Details below:

A day after her ‘Delicate’ music video premiered during the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards, fans of Swift found themselves having to defend the Grammy winner and her trusted video director, Joseph Kahn, from online attack as some viewers noted striking similarities between the visual and a 2016 Kenzo fragrance ad directed by Spike Jonze (starring ‘The Leftovers’ actress Margaret Qualley).

See the commercial here:


Granted, anybody can see the visuals do have a notable likeness.  Some, however, believe the resemblance is not coincidental.


While the hoopla isn’t exactly the kind of press Tay-Tay may be looking for at this point given the entire ‘Reputation’ era has been riddled with mixed news (unlike the projects that preceded it), we can say the coverage certainly ain’t hurting the ‘Delicate’ video.  As of time reported the clip – which just premiered Sunday (March 11) night – is already sitting pretty at over 23 million views.

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  1. olusheyi banjo March 13, 2018

    most of these new artists are unoriginal,so why do we expect anything different from the mediocre Taylor Swift.I used to be a fan when she was younger, but now i’m not/ Since I found out that she’s grown to be a spoiled brat,who can’t keep a man to save her life

    • XYZ March 14, 2018

      Actually I think it’s wrong to always blame the artist for things like this. It‘s the directors and producers fault who came up with the „idea“. She as an artist may not have known the advertisement, bet she is a bit too busy to watch advertisements all day long. I really don’t like her, tbh, but I don’t see this as her fault as she is just the „actress“ in the music video

  2. Jasmine March 13, 2018

    I do not think the Kenzo commercial is original either. I have seen this same routine…white person with no rhythm do the act stupid dance while lip synching since I was a little kid in the early 90s.

  3. Xtina4life March 14, 2018

    Christina aguilera song leaked fall in line. Make a post

    • Bertie March 14, 2018

      Niet waar domme snol

  4. Meme March 14, 2018

    These twitter users are ridiculously dumb. Clearly it’s not coincidental and intended to reference the ad. Seriously?

  5. DanYiel Iman March 14, 2018

    So what else is new? !!

  6. Oliver March 14, 2018

    Looool I saw that similarity since day one

  7. music lover March 14, 2018

    Bey-inspired baby girl.

    • Oliver March 14, 2018

      Yeah both thieves

  8. Kevon March 14, 2018

    So that’s how they want our young people to be acting …. This add on really going to spoil so many young minds and now that Taylor has don it too more kids have seen it . And we expect our kids to be acting good with all those s***** role models out there that people let their kids follow and listen to ..omg

    • music lover March 14, 2018


      • Jasmine March 14, 2018

        Kevin is right thiugh. Kids watch TV and listen to music. They will have celebrity role models just like every other generation did.

  9. Kevon March 14, 2018

    That girl killed a man in that add,and we say it’s just a add.. and what does an eye has to do with a perfume ..omg we are to pray for the coming of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ …

  10. Meteorite March 14, 2018

    Well, this era has been a snooze. I’m not even a fan and I forgot all about her, but its no surprise she’s doing something for attention.

  11. Mastermind March 14, 2018

    I personally enjoyed the video. Don’t really care where it came from. I’m sure the ad was inspired by seeing something similar.

  12. Suicide Blonde March 14, 2018

    She basic

  13. e harbeson March 14, 2018

    Almost the exact same dance moves were made in the 1956 movie “Funny Face”. The scene was a bohemian café in Paris. Audrey Hepburn was the dancer, Fred Astaire was watching. There is no place that is open to the public, and no dance moves that have not been done before. Miss Swift has said she is a great admirer of Miss Hepburn so it is no surprise she used her as an inspiration for her video. She also used Gene Kelly, and Fred Astaire as inspirations. I imagine the perfume ad was inspired by Funny Face too.

    • e harbeson March 14, 2018

      Oh yea no one was killed in “funny Face” or Miss Swifts Video.

    • Jasmine March 14, 2018

      I agree with everything you wrote except “There is no dance moves that have not been done before.” That simply is not true. You can go to any of the active black choreographers instagram pages and learn new moves, go on youtube and learn the latest moves internationally in various countries in Africa and also in India. Furthermore, many of the best dance movies are sometimes created with new hip-hop music, and there are also numerous dance contests that happen all over the US every year.

  14. SuxMyCockiness =o March 15, 2018

    The perfume ad is better than the Taylor video ??? I need to find that dancehall song, it’s ???!

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