Beyonce Accused of Plagiarizing Choreographer
Beyonce has been called out for copycat choreography again, this time for her “Countdown” video in which she flaunts her new baby bump. Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker reportedly told Belgian radio station Studio Brussel that B’s latest video amounts to “plagiarism.”
“What’s rude about it is that they don’t even bother about hiding it,” the Washington Post quoted De Keersmaker as saying. “They seem to think they could do it because it’s a famous work. … Am I honored? Look, I’ve seen local school kids doing this. That’s a lot more beautiful.”
In a YouTube video that splices “Countdown” with De Keersmaeker’s work, the similarities are clear.
A rep for Beyonce did not immediately respond to ABCNews.com’s request for comment.
The Grammy winner has been accused of ripping off dance moves before. Her video for “Run The World (Girls)” featured scenes that resembled the work of photographer Pieter Hugo. And earlier this year, Beyonce’s performance at the Billboard Music Awards was accused of being a ripoff of a performance by Italian dancer and singer Lorella Cuccarini. Beyonce later revealed that it had definitely been inspired by Cuccarini.
ABC News Radio’s Andrea Dresdale contributed to this post.