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on 22 Jun 2010 05:24

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MADONNA: THE QUEEN OF PLAGIARISM

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1. Guy Bourdin
MADONNA PAYS FOR ART PLAGIARISM #1:
Without asking permission or acknowledging his work, Madonna STOLE Guy Bourdin's most famous work for her ugly video.MORE COPY PASTE Madonna was then successfully sued in court by photographer Guy Bourdin's son and reportedly paid out millions. How REDUCTIVE.
http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/madonna-pays-settle-copyright-lawsuit
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2. Sergio Lagos
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3. Fritz Lang





Express Yourself is considered Madonna's greatest video of the 1980s. It is also a COMPLETE RIP OFF of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis". If Lady Gaga did a similar video using an old Hollywood film the press, Madonna fans and Camille Paglia would flip out. Here are two videos and an essay detailing the plagiarism:

http://madonnarevelations.blogspot.com/2008/09/aint-no-big-deal-to-steal-metropolis.html
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4. Ken Russell





Ken Russell apart from being one of history's greatest film directors and a treasure to Great Britain, was radically challenging the Catholic Church in the 1970s with "The Devils" and "Tommy". Madonna and crud "costume designer" Arianne Phillips blatantly stole Ann-Margaret's white satin room and character Nora Walker from Ken's interpretation of The Who's rock Opera "Tommy" for her Confessions looks. Arianne Phillips is just a vile copycat! The light up life size crosses from Ken Russell's interpretation of the rock opera "Tommy" (as well as the conversion scene in "Mahler") and tons of other imagery. Much of The Confessions era "imagery" was nearly all stolen from Tommy, Mahler, Donna Summer, Amanda Lear and Kylie.

As a very vocal advocate of the restoration and reappraisal of Ken Russell's unparalleled 60 year career this makes me very angry.
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5. Malcolm McLaren
Madonna's most famous "iconic" (yeah right...) song is a COMPLETE RIP OFF of "Deep In Vogue":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9KDmJQjS_0

For some amazingly convenient reason this song which preceded Madonna's copy cat song, is still unknown in the States. Madonna steals ideas when a cultural trend from poorer artists is brought to fruition, willi ninja and other true dancers worked on Voguing and perfected it, madonna just stole something after it had the final touches.
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6. Jayne Mansfield
Worst Steven Meisel cleavage madonna photoshop fake EVER below. Photos of the very small Madonna pathetically trying to be the buxotic hourglass Mansfield would have been more professional if they'd painted in an entire black magic marker against Madonna's bony chest.

(Hint-Retouching a big thick black shadow on a body builder's chest and "smudging the shadows" is not "cleavage" and Jayne was not cut with bicep bulge and lats!)




Madonna is severely lacking in many key Mansfield features.

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7. R.J. Williams
Rip off. Total complete RIP OFF. Mr. Williams will most likely not have the money to cover his legal fees against the female MTV equivalent of Wal mart. Madonna has been STEALING from low income artists her entire career.
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/sydney-artist-sues-madonna-over-perfume-logo/story-e6frfn09-1226347916174




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8. Fairuz
MADONNA PAYS FOR OUT MUSIC PLAGIARISM #1:

The Madonna album version of "Erotica" samples "El Yom 'Ulliqa 'Ala Khashaba" ("Today, He Is Held to a Cross") by Lebanese singer Fairuz from her 1962 album Good Friday - Eastern Sacred Songs. Madonna used that prayer more prominently in her "The Beast Within" track. Fairuz sued Madonna for $2.5 million for plagiarism over the section/sampling. In "Erotica", Madonna repeatedly chants over Fairuz's voice "All over me". An undisclosed settlement was eventually reached between Fairuz and Madonna, but the scandal caused both the single and the album to be banned in Lebanon.
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9. Salvatore Acquaviva
EXPRESS YOUR CHEAT: MADONNA EXPOSED LEGALLY FOR MUSIC PLAGIARISM:


On November 18, 2005, a Belgian judge seated in Mons ruled that the opening four-bar theme to Madonna's "Frozen" was plagiarized from the song "Ma vie fout le camp", composed by Salvatore Acquaviva of Mouscron. The judge subsequently ordered the withdrawal from sales of all remaining discs, and forbade any further playing of the song on Belgian TV and radio. The judge also ordered Warner, EMI and Sony to publish and spread the decision within fifteen days to various media outlets on pain of a penalty of €125,000 for non-compliance with the court order.

The Belgian radio station Donna held a Top 5000 music chart program from 17 November to 12 December 2008. The song "Frozen" reached place 143, but because of the legal status of the song it could not be played. The radio hosts asked their listeners to watch the music video on YouTube, while there was approximately 5 minutes of radio silence. The song is omitted from the tracklisting on the Belgian pressings of Celebration.

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10. Tina Turner




Total RIP OFF of The Acid Queen from Tommy. Madonna managed to steal from Ken Russell and Tina The Queen at the same time!!
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11. Max Blagg
MADONNA PAYS OUT FOR MUSIC PLAGIARISM #2:

Mar 18 1998
Madonna's publicist confirms that two lines in the chorus of "Sky Fits Heaven," a song on Madonna's new "Ray of Light" album, are taken from a 1993 TV ad for the Gap starring poet Max Blagg.

Blagg's poem included the lines, "Sky fits heaven so fly it, Child fits mother so hold your baby tight." Madonna's song includes both lines, changing the first to "Sky fits heaven so ride it."
Representatives for Madonna say Blagg agreed to a deal where he was paid for the use of the lyrics, but gets no credit on the track. Blagg was unavailable for comment.

Meanwhile, manufacturers of Magnetic Poetry -- those magnetic word bits usually seen gracing refrigerators and file cabinets -- are claiming that the Material Girl could have used one of its boxed kits to write "Candy Perfume Girl," another song off "Ray of Light."

An employee for Magnetic Poetry noticed the similarities between the lyrics for "Girl" and the words included in one of their products, and the company noted in a press release that less than 4% of the song's words are not found in one of their poetry kits. A spokesperson for Madonna said the singer denied ever having heard of Magnetic Poetry.

sure.....

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12. Amanda Lear





MADONNA STOLE AMANDA LEAR'S LOOK 100% for her 1970s Euro Disco "Confessions Era" THEFT. Madonna lifts entire looks from other icons and then the press and fans marvel at her "innovation and creativity". BS!

As one Lear fan wrote: " Madonna is all repackaged purloined hype with no substance. Sure at face value Lear is campy, but if you actually pay attention to the music and the words these are really good songs. Amanda Lear is a fantastic lyricist. The verses and her delivery are brilliant. Meanwhile, Madonna can't write for sh**".
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13. Princess Diana




Madonna had always HATED the UK. Then in the mid 90s, her big disco trash scene in Miami got REALLY, sleazy and questionable (even for her) so she suddenly decided to run over to London and pretend she was British- dressing like HRH Diana and eventually exploiting her tragic death with a tacky video and hypocritical speech about the "insatiable need for hype and gossip". Madonna slagged council housing numerous times as well as the NHS, happily insulting the millions of fans who may happen to need both public housing and socialized medicine.

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Average listal rating (5 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
14. Biagio Antonacci


Madonna and Jonas "Derek Jarman Rip Off" Aukerland copied the work of director Stefano Salvati. "Ray of Light" is exactly like a clip Salvati once submitted to the former Madonna-owned, Maverick Records. The music video he directed featured Italian singer Biagio Antonacci's performing "Non e Mai Stato Subito." The videos feature Antonacci cavorting and dancing at regular speed against a high-speed background. Madonna lifted all that and the clouds and dreamlike quality because she's rip off. See for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZvE6NMIl_E
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Average listal rating (18 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
15. John Lydon

Above: the living embodiment of Starbucks poser punk

Madonna called one of her Confessions tour segments:
"Never Mind The Bollocks"!!!! RIP OFF!

In an interview excerpt, Lydon reflects:
Yeah, well that’s typical Madonna isn’t it? Let’s face it she gets everything out of someone else’s catalogue.

Interviewer: Has she? You’re not a fan of Madonna’s?

John Lydon: Who would be? I’ve, you know, I love early 40’s movies, I love those style of clothes, I like what us punks used to wear and then when I see it regurgitated on her, I’m not so happy. Alright. She’s not exactly the voice of originality. This is a woman who, well, a couple of years back um, we approached her hubby, you know with view to um, maybe editing, directing a film of my life story based on my book, “ No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs” The curt reply was they’d never heard of me.

Interviewer: They didn’t say that. Madonna? Was it Guy something, what’s his name?


JL: Yeah, yeah. Guy, useless guy.

Interviewer: He’s never heard of…


JL: Well hello, that same week in an English magazine was Madonna wearing a Sex Pistols T-shirt.

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Average listal rating (107 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
16. Keri Hilson
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17. Jean Harlow



A few of just MANY rip offs of the ORIGINAL platinum blond by Madonna. Madonna's entire Bedtime Stories phase was Harlow and Bette Davis rip off.
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18. David Guetta
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Actually, madonna did make one very stupid attempt at copying Sophia. Sophia Loren is my most favourite actress so this makes me particularly peeved but thankfully (for Madonna's sake) she wisely gave up. Sophia Loren fans are very protective and love her dearly. We are like no other fans.

Back in the 1980s Madonna had "one of Sophia Loren's gowns flown in" for her first Vanity Fair shoots (above right). As one can see there is enough material left in the bust of the dress to house a family of five because Madonna could not/can't fill it.

Sophia Loren, an amazing actress with one, if not thee, most beautiful face in history is a mint ORIGINAL goddess that Madonna could not even replicate with high end computer retouching much less swimming in one of her gowns so she backed down from any further copy paste after this.

(Above: Shoes Madonna will NEVER fill. Goddess Sophia is the opposite of Mangey Madge in every way imaginable.)
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20. Jean Seberg
Jean Seberg. Madonna deliberately copied her gamine look (hair, striped shirt) in the Papa Don't Preach video. Why was Madonna pretending to be a pregnant teen with her teddy bear when she was 28 years old?


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Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
21. Sue Lyon




Guess we all know which issue of Vanity Fair Gary Glitter owns. Madonna stole Sue Lyons ENTIRE Kubrick's Lolita look when at the age of 35, Madonna in all her sheer grotesqueness posed as an under age girl looking overtly sexual. Madonna's face was already lined, wrinkle and haggard far beyond her years so the pics were heavily softened and retouched. In the digital era madonna NEVER would have been able to get away the sexualization of children's imagery-that or she'd be competing with Katy Perry.


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22. Roger Waters

Look familiar? (the pose I mean...)
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23. Lisa Marie




THIS IS THE BASIC DESIGN FOR THE "ICONIC CONE CORSET" THAT WAS TOTALLY COPIED BY MADONNA AND JEAN PAUL GAULTIER. In 1989, Lisa Marie, a drop dead beautiful Robert Mappelthorpe and Calvin Klein model travelled in the same NYC circles as Madonna and appeared in widely circulated Details magazine swimsuit spread in a conical bra corset style one piece by Sun Blush. THIS IS CLEARLY THE DESIGN THAT MADONNA RIPPED OFF. Lisa was the hottest, bustiest and the nearest to the 50s bombshells of anyone on the scene in the late 80s, (a million times more than Madonna could ever dream of being) so it is clear from where Madonna and Gautier hijacked Lisa's Ballistic Missile bra look for her Blond Ambition tour a year later.
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Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
24. Chrissie Hynde


It is sad to read how pro-Madonna Chrissie was in the 80s. I wonder if after watching madonna shoot ducks dead and wear dead animals that she's changed her mind?
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Average listal rating (1427 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
25. Uma Thurman




(Above right and directly above right-more magic marker "cleavage" by Meisel)

Whatever film was getting buzz in Hollywood Madonna just HAD to become a copy cat parasite of! And BOTH of the hottest films of 1990 (Henry and June and Dangerous Liaisons) just happened to star Uma Thurman!

It must have killed Madonna with jealousy when Uma Thurman burst on the scene in the late 80's. She was 18, intelligent, busty, blond, beautiful, six feet tall and most of all one of the cinema's greatest actresses. She was also hot enough to melt down the ratings system into the wonderful NC17 which created a halfway between X rated porn and and R Rated film. The first NC17 film was called "Henry and June" and it was a 1930s erotic tale of Paris loosely based on the book of the same name by the French author Anaïs Nin. With bisexuality, tasteful explicit sex and stunningly beautiful imagery the film was hugely controversial. Madonna stole BLATANTLY from Henry And June to create the pathetic "Justify My Love" video AND her 1991 shoot for Rolling Stone. The setting of the RST shoot is virtually a copy paste of Henry and June down to the satin slips, 30s eyebrows, circular restaurant booths, contortionism, Uma as June's heavy stare and bisexuality.

Madonna ALSO ripped off the "Dangerous Liaisons" film costume for her tired lip synch performance of the song "Vogue" at the 1990 MTV VMAs!!

Soon after this, Madonna desperately wanted to eclipse Sharon Stone who had shocked and turned on the world as Catherine Tramell in "Basic Instinct". And after seeing Jennifer Jason Leigh in the brilliant Uli Edel's "Last Exit to Brooklyn" she made the widely panned borderline hardcore film "Body of Evidence" with him.
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
26. Alison Goldfrapp



From the UK Telegraph:"Back in the autumn of 2005, Madonna invited Alison Goldfrapp, former convent-school girl, two-million-record-selling singer and extremely reluctant celebrity, to a party. A few months earlier, Madonna had been photographed taking Supernature, Alison's then current album, to a Pilates class; at the party, she clasped Alison's hand, and told her she just loved it. Not long afterwards, Alison was reading a magazine and came across a picture of her recent host wearing a sexy outfit with a jaunty military wedge cap. It was almost identical to one that Alison - who is known for her original stage costumes - had been filmed and photographed in while promoting Supernature.

'I thought, "No - it's Madonna! Why would she…"' Alison says, bemused, when asked about her influence on Madonna and, indeed, several other global superstars. 'I don't quite believe it. It's flattering, you know, but… too weird.' Alison Goldfrapp's speech tends to trail off embarrassedly when you ask her questions like this, but they are justified - at one point Madonna's shift in music and style prompted music industry people to refer to her as 'Oldfrapp'."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/3670920/Alison-Goldfrapp-ethereal-girl.html
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27. Maria de Medeiros



A copy paste of Henry and June right down to the contortionist! (Above right, Steven Meisel's magic marker "cleavage" actually starts at the neck muscle here...) I could not locate a screen cap of the scene in H&J when Anais and June make out in the bar/brothel but the booth and mirror are identical to what Madonna and Meisel stole.

As stated Madonna STOLE the Henry and June imagery for Justify My Love and for her 1991 shoot for Rolling Stone. In Henry and June, Maria de Medeiros played Anaïs Nin who becomes involved in said tormented relationship, having an affair with Henry Miller and also pursuing June. Must have destroyed Madonna that she was not cast in this film.
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (153 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
28. Nastassja Kinski

In 1983, Nastassja Kinski wore an astonishing sheer black lace dress for a wickedly sexy and bizarre shoot with the late high class porn/erotic photographer Helmut Newton. As one can see, even with the addition of really obvious and amateurish retouching in the form of a smudged black crescent at her left armpit, madonna is a joke.
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Average listal rating (29 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
29. Nina Hagen



Wore fetish and PVC before madonna did. Nina Hagen was simply far too unique, out there and authentic to make fetish a Wal mart brand like Madonna sadly did.

From Madonna Revelations Blogspot:
"This time she took the look of a German born punk/rock singer Nina Hagen. You may think she did not know about this woman but just think again: in the 80s, Nina Hagen had moved to U.S... conveniently around the time Madonna landed New York's music scene... Back in those days, Madonna was struggling and learning, her style was also more punkish as she was imitating Chrissie Hynde's style and sound. In addition to (most likely) hanging in the very same clubs Nina Hagen might have, a Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis dated Hagen through 1984-1985...Madonna knew about her, so... when Madonna decided to wear a pink wig while promoting Like A Virgin in Europe, the connection was more than obvious."
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (169 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
30. Bettie Page







ALSO ripped off and stole the cone bra from Bettie Page. Despite Meisel's awful photoshop, they have 100% OPPOSITE FIGURES. Madonna stole most of what she used in the SEX book from her pre-internet when Page was mostly still an underground cult icon (yes Bettie page was not a household name in the 1990s) of pin-up aficionados and not the huge mainstream icon she is today.
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Average listal rating (66 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
31. Donna Summer



As with Amanda Lear and Ken Russell's films Tommy and Mahler, Madonna plundered and STOLE blatantly from Donna Summer for her "Confessions" era 1970s imagery.
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Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
32. Gwen Wong



This is a classic example of Meisel and Mange stealing obscure references and giving zero credit. This is one of the most vile and heavily retouched pictures of Madonna there is- more a fabrication than a photograph.

Gwen Wong , Playmate of the Month 1967 is 1967 million times hotter!
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Average listal rating (75 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
33. Siouxsie and the Banshees

"I was shocked when I saw Siouxsie at Screen on The Green. This was still before John and I were close. She was walking around wearing some suspenders and a bra with her whole tits out. I was stunned. How could she have the nerve? I think she contributed a lot to the free woman's movement. Madonna got it all from Siouxsie, who was totally on her own then."

-Nora Lydon
from John Lydon's autobiography
"No, Blacks, No Irish , No Dogs"
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (31 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating
34. Nicola Roberts
So Madonna fans.

A question for you all.

If Madonna had released "Beat of My Drum" (below link with it's cheerleader chorus of L.O.V.E!) and then Lady Gaga had released "Gimme All Your Luvin" about a seven months later, what would you say?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_BG3n1q5KU

Both songs feature cheerleader-style choruses with Madge's track, which is produced by William Orbit, featuring the lyrics: 'L-U-V Madona'.

On Twitter fans rushed to compare the songs with zappomatic saying: 'I like the new Madonna song but a bit of it sounds rather borrowed from Nicola Roberts.'

Peet_tweets tweeted: 'The new Madonna single sounds like its been lifted straight off Nicola Roberts album!'

THAT'S BECAUSE IT IS.
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (11 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
35. September
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Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
36. Wendy O Williams


The late, great and much missed Wendy O Williams, Queen of ShockRock and lead singer of the punk/metal rock group the Plasmatics. The first female singer to ever simulate masturbation on stage, a dubious honour perhaps but Wendy came from true fetish, punk and sex performance/industrial art culture and it was her life NOT a costume or a disposable fad to make money.

Wendy was brutally beaten by police officers and harassed during numerous performance yet there were no cultural critics, feminist elites and media surrounding her with the kind of protection that Madonna received. Wendy O was a true hardcore rocker with one of thee most perfect bodies in showbiz history (Google pics I'm not exaggerating) and Madonna stole her open cupped, bare breasted, nudity in public shock value, leather holster 100%. Wendy O did ALL the sex onstage shock first and it was powerful as hell. (Too bad Madonna did not steal some of Wendy O's humanity and animal activism as well.)

Out of all the people on this page, this rip off is perhaps the most unjust. Therefore, I cannot on principal allow a comparison picture of Madonna and her sad leather harnessed norks on the Gaultier runway with that "just ate dog excrement" smirk across her face alongside a pic of the beautiful Wendy O Williams.
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (4 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
37. Horst P. Horst






Vogue is considered Madonna's "finest, iconic video" and is comprised of nearly all STOLEN IMAGES!! Even if you don't think this is stolen, and only a "homage to old Hollywood" there is NOTHING original about ANY of it.
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (212 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
38. Billie Piper


The public enmasse were mostly done with Madge over in the states so she started stealing video concepts from Brits. In between rip offs she issued statements about how "ugly and Soviet like" council housing is and who "antiquated and Victorian" the NHS is. Madonna is truly the lowest form of life to take unneeded nasty jabs at the poor and working classes.
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (95 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
39. Gina Lollobrigida

Madonna does a terrible imitation of the Cincetta goddesses and as an Italian myself this does not surprise me- you have to be NATURAL. Madonna lacks the natural lushness of the 1950s Italian Goddesses and is more of a precursor to Jersey Shore. She was at least not stupid enough to attempt Sophia Loren whom, as with La Lollo and Claudia Cardinale, physically and talent wise she is the complete opposite of in every way.
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (14 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
40. Debbie Harry




Madonna will never the ability to create the kind of music that Debbie Harry has made-with or without Blondie. Parallel Lines, Eat to The Beat, Auto American and even Hunter are seminal, ground breaking albums that fused all styles and genres of music-more works of art and craftsmanship than Rock music-yet Blondie was an authentic rock band too. Harry's solo disc, "Koo Koo" was authentic and eccentric art rock right down to the awesome H.R. Giger portrait. Madonna just will never measure up to her originality and what Debbie Harrry represents to music history.

THERE WOULD BE NO LADY GAGA, NO BRITNEY, NO GWEN STEFANI, NO KATY PAYOLA AND NO MADONNA WITHOUT DEBBIE HARRY!
Blondie singer Debbie Harry has RIGHTLY accused Madonna of stealing her look when she rose to fame in the 1980s.
Harry was an up-and-coming musician when Madonna became a pop sensation with her self-titled debut album in 1982,she stole the idea for her platinum blonde hairdo from Debbie Harry. 100% RIP OFF!

She says, "I came right up against the Madonna thing...she had a lot of my looks. If you look closely, sometimes there's pictures of her and me that completely overlap."

ONE DOES NOT HAVE TO LOOK CLOSELY! MADONNA IS A RIP OFF ARTIST!



Average listal rating (797 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
41. Marilyn Monroe































Madonna has NOTHING close to the hourglass figure, face, talent and voice of Marilyn.

From Huffington Post member, The Eye Roller:

"Besides "Material Girl" video, Madonna copied Marilyn Monroe's appearance at "How To Marry A Millionair­e" première when she performed at the 1991 Oscars which was also a rip off of Marilyn from start to finish; copied many MM photos in April 1991 issue of Vanity Fair; copied one of MM's looks in "Bus Stop" on Truth Or Dare posters (aka In Bed With Madonna); copied MM's April 1952 Life Magazine cover in a scene from Who's That Girl; copied MM riding a circus elephant (same exact costume) in a Japanese TV commercial­; copied 1960s MM in Hard Candy promotiona­l photos.

Copying the same star on and off for 30 years is called a RIP OFF, NOT a tribute, NOT an inspiratio­n."

Factor in TWO SNL appearances, the Marilyn COPY PASTE folly that went into major motion picture Dick Tracy, Shanghai Surprise, Who's that Girl etc and the above quote by The Eye Roller says it ALL.

Thanks to:
Flea Dip Anti-Madonna site, Copydonna/Somebody, Madonna Revelations Blogspot for the pics , The Eye Roller and all the anons who have sent in copy paste tips.
http://antimadonna.dark-host.com/gallery_unoriginal/unoriginal1.html
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (179 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
42. Ann-Margret




Rip of off Ann as Nora Walker doing "Smash The Mirror" from Tommy right down to the medallions on the maxi dress! The art direction for the "TV Studio" and "Uncle Ernie" sequence is combined and lifted as well. PLAGIARISM and one that few of her fans under 30 would catch as most are familiar with Tommy the stage play not the film. Even the white satin curtains were stolen. The late, great Shirley Russell (the Edith Head of British costumers) created the costumes for Tommy and deserves credit for ALL of this! Madonna assumes that her under 30 fans will never have seen Tommy and any of her older fans who have will not care.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_am82sYFXU
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (1846 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
43. Kirsten Dunst



Another costumed film to steal ideas from. Why does Madonna always try to copy film fashions aimed at teenage girls? These were retouched with a sandblaster.
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
44. Annie Lennox


Another huge rip off that went unnoticed was Madonna's theft of the "Little Bird" video concept from the mid 1990s where all of Annie's previous video personas appear and she fights them. Madonna used this EXACT SAME CONCEPT on one of her later tours.
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
45. Dita Parlo

Dita Parlo was a 1930s German film actress. In more recent times, she has been ripped by Madonna, who said she had been "fascinated" by Parlo, and took her name for the character she created ("created"?)for her Sex book and Erotica album. Its title track commences with the line "My name is Dita, I'll be your mistress tonight... "

LEAVE THESE CLASSICS ALONE RIP OFF!
SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (28 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
46. Rachel Williams






Madonna's ENTIRE "Sooner or Later" number at the 1991 Oscars was a complete rip off of Monroe's number "Specialization" from "Let's Make Love".

Rachel Williams was a model who was everywhere in the late 80s- mid 90's and she modelled the silver Bob Mackie Marilyn Monroe gown in a very popular Fall 1990 issue of US Elle. Madonna desperately tried to copy her Bob Mackie gown look, but as usual, Madonna just couldn't measure up to the precedent of the original. Although the dress has built in push up padding, Madonna gave the impression of as square body builder in a yellow wig.

She cannot pull off old Hollywood despite what the media has always claimed.


SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (587 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
47. Gwen Stefani
Stole the Henna tattoo / mehndi body art when she was going through her passée YOGA SOCCER MOM PHASE.

SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
48. Liza Minelli
100% RIP OFF OF LIZA IN CABARET. Used her imagery often.
Below is a combo rip off of Liza and an obscure semi topless early picture of Marilyn Monroe. Cap, cane and all!




SuperAmanda's rating:

Average listal rating (295 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
49. Bette Davis
Madonna has ripped off Bettie Davis many times.
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50. Public Enemy
"Justify My Love" was written by Lenny Kravitz, Ingrid Chavez and Madonna. Kravitz wrote the song for Madonna, based on a poem written by friend and Prince protégé Ingrid Chavez. Kravitz added the title hook and chorus. Madonna contributed a few lines. Chavez was not credited for the song and later sued Kravitz in 1992. She received an out-of-court settlement, and gained a co-writing credit. Madonna sampled the intro found on Public Enemy's instrumental, "Security of the First World", and used it as the basis of the song without permission.
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Ugly, loser Madonna fans have been trying to hide the truth and have had 200 photos removed so now List is in the process of being moved.

MADONNA QUEEN OF RIP OFFS AND HYPOCRITES


"Gaga has borrowed so heavily from Madonna (as in her latest video-Alejandro) that it must be asked, at what point does homage become theft?"

-Camille Paglia

Yes, and that's what we we're wondering as well. So if Madonna duplicates another public figure's entire look that is a "reinvention" and when she so obviously lifts or combines the original ideas of others then that constitutes an "homage" but if Lady Gaga is inspired by other artists in a similar way then that's a "copy" and a "rip off of Madonna"? Pitiful. As for "Lady gaga copying Madonna" Madonna is the only one of the two who has paid out due to LEGAL ACTION to compensate others for plagiarism (music AND art direction) after being successfully sued. Notice how no interviewer ever brings these truths up yet Madonna fans claim that the "press is so mean to her.."

"Yeah, well that’s typical Madonna isn’t it? Let’s face it she gets everything out of someone else’s catalogue."
-John Lydon of The Sex Pistols and PIL

Take the blinders off people, LADY GAGA DOES NOT "steal" from Madonna because Madonna stole BLATANTLY from EVERYONE ELSE FIRST. This is the first comprehensive list ever compiled of artists and the famous names that Madonna has blatantly stolen from. Some rip offs are very obvious and some are very sneaky as they come from very obscure sources. A HUGE thank you to Flea Dip anti-Madonna website, Copydonna/Somebody and Madonna Revelations Blogspot.


Observations after compiling this list and going over many Madonna photos:

1. Madonna has never "reinvented herself" once. Reinvention is becoming a different person than you were before. Madonna's changes have all been simply VISUAL with the appearances and art direction ALL done by others FIRST. STOLEN ideas, costumes, art direction, hair and makeup is what constitutes her so called "constantly evolving image". When people and journalists repeat back the so called "reinvention" line as if they were pre-programmed robots it is a pitiful thing to witness because empirically it simply isn't true. What the media and Madonna herself erroneously (and manipulatively) label as "reinvention" is little more than copy pastes from famous to obscure sources, some of which have successfully sued Madonna for plagiarising while many are (conveniently for Madonna), deceased and thus cannot sue.

2. Now that the proof is out there and these anti-Lady gaga haters look like hypocrites, the new lie being put forth is that all of these hundreds of rip offs by Madonna are simply "tributes" and that she "plays with the meaning" expecting her audience to "know her keen referencing". BS. Most people, especially 25 and under, do NOT know many of the obscure and old school performers being plagiarised by Madonna and A THIEF IS A THIEF. We are watching Madonna make an ass of herself over Born This Way yet over HALF of the people on this list have the right to feel completely ripped off that Madonna made their greatest moments into her own "fast food".

3. Madonna has clearly had no choice but to rip off in order to become famous and stay famous. She is a very average looking person from a middle class/heavily religious background stealing the hard work of mint originals due to a culture less and unremarkable upbringing. Madonna faced no poverty, racism, abuse or classism as child so she has none of heavy complexities which give artistic work any emotional depth or relate back to cultural dissonance. She was never considered ugly, unique or weird either (she was a cheerleader in High school) so she's had to steal from those who are.

4. Madonna has given no credit where credit is due to those she stolen from. A handful of time she mentioned being "inspired" but as one can clearly see her "inspirations" have also become her most famous images and videos with some of her "homages" and "playing with the imagery" resulting in lawsuits where she was sued successfully. Has any other performer copied and stolen from as many sources as Madonna has?

5. Steven Meisel is as big a copy paste as Madonna is and one of the forerunners of what I like to call "AK-47 photographic retouching" where instead of a person you are given a near fraudulent, waxy image. Madonna, Herb Ritts, Meisel et al stole many obscure images. For example,in the pre-internet early 1990s, Bettie Page was still a cult figure and not yet a mainstream icon as she is today thus a good 2/3s of Madonna's "SEX" book was all stolen from her work with Irving & Paula Klaw. In turn, Herb Ritts and Madonna ripped off Brigitte Bardot's beach look from Roger Vadim's "..and God Created Women." The examples are ENDLESS. This is an important detail because it makes Madonna more of a fashion model and tool of a photographer (fashion layouts frequently recycle or steal from originals) than an "artistic innovator" or "reinventionist".

6. Madonna's so called "80s curvy/chubby phase" was all hype and she was/is built NOTHING along the lines of Marilyn Monroe or the lush screen goddesses she and the media have erroneously compared her to. All her early pictures show she was gaunt, almost flat chested and linear yet Madonna (via retouching photos) has plagiarized eras where women were trim and firm yet simultaneously soft, hourglassy and feminine not muscular, pumped up, wasted and hard as she is. Anyone can see via her sad flashing onstage recently that Madonna's PR issued "34C-23-34 or 32C-23-33 measurements" are also TOTAL FICTION at any point in her career. I make this point not to denigrate women's bodies (as Madonna herself has done on many occasions) but to point out that Madonna is the specific mass media/cultural break (along with the 1980s Supermodels) where the mass media started falsely tagging thin/sinuous women as "curvy and voluptuous". A shorter person like Madonna carries weight more visibly thus a year or two after becoming a huge star, Madonna was back to her original very thin, very linear and muscular self. Madonna recently claimed to the press that in this era, she'd be considered "chubby and zaftig" at her early fame weight. Any video of her back then clearly reveals she was never chubby and barely curvy without retouching and hyping herself. She's also insulted overweight people on many occasions and yet miraculously decided to "defend" the full figured Adele recently. Anyone could clearly see it was for PR because Adele has kicked her down and off the charts. If Adele was not a best seller would Madonna "defend" her? We all know the answer.

7. The amount of time Madonna has put into working out, hair, makeup, clothing, photos, jewellery, stylists and copying is astronomical and must on average add up to at least 5 hours daily or more. Even when one factors OUT the amount of personal upkeep that all performers in the public eye must maintain, the quantitative number is still estimated at about 7 1/2 entire years spent solely on her appearance in the past 30 odd years. Why not a few acting or voice lessons too?

8. Madonna is also the cultural break point where hardcore pornography and BDSNM went into the commercial mainstream. Prior to Madonna, no super star public figure had ever been remotely and graphically as sexually explicit (certainly no star with a global fan base of millions of very small children). Fans of Madonna like to think her early 1990's hardcore porn persona "paved the way for third wave feminism" and pro-female acts such as Ani DeFranco, Beyonce, Hole and Lilith Fair when in reality Madonna has contributed nothing of discernible merit to feminism and female empowerment in music. By paving the way for Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls, Katy Perry, Paris Hilton, The Hills, Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus, Jersey Shore etc and other low level, talentless brands who are based around sleazy raunchy images/PR not raw, creative talent, Madonna severely "dumbed down" women's popular entertainment. Many of Madonna's male defenders like Larry Womack go on and on about "how much madonna has done for straight women" without actually being one. There were many women challenging sexist stereotypes LONG before Madonna and actually following through. At the end of the day, Madonna pays to keep a man from leaving her, is a slave to religion and has had radical and extreme plastic surgery-nothing liberated about that.

9. It is very unpopular to criticize Madonna and this was made sure of by the media early on in her career as well as her fans. The public was literally bullied into linking her despite the fact she sang bubblegum and acted sleazy. Missives such as "Madonna should be taken seriously as an artist...hers is one of the most compelling voices of the Eighties. And if you have trouble accepting that, maybe it's time for a little image adjustment of your own." and one reviewer compared fall out (which was well deserved) from her gutter style proto-Jackass appearance on Letterman to a "two week Kristallnacht" against her (I'm not making this up). When she is criticized in the media, "disclaimers" are always included such as "one can't deny she broke new ground" and "love her or hate her one has to admit" or "she will always be the Queen of reinvention and women owe her a debt". Many pity Madonna or think to criticize her is "unfair" even for purloining the hard work of others. Many can't explain WHY they feel this way, only that they believe it because that's what they've been told by the media. Unlike other celebrities who are regularly bashed, mocked, black listed or criticized, the media has symbiotically allowed Madonna to spin even her most grotesque moments into attention and money. Despite very vulgar and mean actions she has never suffered a true back lash because the much of the media ultimately loves, coddles her and holds her to abysmally low standards. Other celebrities (Dixie Chicks, Michael Richards, Sinead O' Connor etc) have been far less offensive, racist and grotesque than Madonna has and their careers have been either cut short or rabidly threatened.

10. Despite the media perennially calling Madonna "youthful looking" and "healthy", by the mid 1990s Madonna looked much older than her years, due hours of daily workouts thus she has relied on very, very heavy boom lighting, heavy makeup and extreme retouching since this point as well as when she first became famous. If Madonna can be on major magazine covers and be called a "perennial fashion trend setter" and "fitness example with a youthful face and body", then no one should ever worry about how they look.


A VERY BIG THANK YOU TO FLEA DIP ANTI MADONNA SITE, COPYDONNA FROM POLAND &MADONNA REVELATIONS BLOGSPOT
http://s11.zetaboards.com/antimadonna/index/
http://madonnarevelations.blogspot.com/


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LADY GAGA IS A COPY PASTE and CHEAT THIS WAY? BLOGSPOT AND TO ALL THOSE WHO ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE MANIPULATED BY RONALD MCDONNA.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years ago at Sep 2 1:02
I hate how grown women keep trying to cultivate the nymphet look. Not that such things are good anyway, but as with Madonna copying Sue Lyon and Katy Perry copying Dominique Swain, they are so slutty and winkwink, nudgenudge about it that it ruins the point of the nymphet thing, anyway, which is subtlety and looking cute rather than sexy.

Again: NOT THAT IT IS A GOOD THING ANYWAY!

And great list.
Posted: 3 years ago at Sep 7 4:26
I know. The Lolita thing is bad enough on a tween but on Madonna at 35?
Posted: 3 years ago at Sep 19 18:36
the sad things is that nowadays almost no one tries something new in music...there is this "retromania"
that see all artists copyng some musical period(punk, glam,
folk..) both in music or in dress code without tryng something new...
The last innovative period in music was the 80's...

Posted: 3 years ago at Sep 19 18:53
Actually Nirvana copied no one nor did Sinead O Connor, Camper Van Beethoven though all three acts germinated in the 80s. As far as Madonna's music goes, her songs are even more blatant rip offs than her photos and her videos.

Many of the Lilith fair woman were originals as well and there is NO ONE LIKE ANI DIFRANCO!
Posted: 3 years ago at Sep 20 5:32
Everything here is an homage not a rip off. You've got no idea.
Posted: 3 years ago at Sep 20 5:46
hahahaha!! Yeah Rewster. I did not know Madonna was a tribute act for some EIGHTY odd people that's been performing for 30 years. I don't think they know either as most are conveniently dead or too poor to sue. That's rubbish and you know it.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/madonna-pays-settle-copyright-lawsuit

HOMAGES DON'T RESULT IN LAWSUITS.
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Posted: 3 years ago at Sep 20 18:32
Cracking list and a great piece of work
Posted: 3 years ago at Sep 21 13:22
Good job.:)
I agree with you.!
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 12 0:08
Nice compilation. Some of them were reaching but a lot of them were good.

I recall Jennifer Lopez also did a Lolita like photoshoot in her early 30s. At least when Britney Spears did it (Rolling Stone) she was at the right age (for better or for worse).
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 12 14:23
Thanks P4poetic,Madonna was well known for copying ANYONE and EVERYONE. Now she's moved a lot of her copy paste to concerts screens and tour programmes where the mainstream may not notice. I had no idea Jlo did the Lolita look as well. The madonna/vanity fair pics caused almost no controversy. Today she would have been eviscerated on websites like Huffington Post, Daily Mail and Gawker. back in the early 90s the public did not have a voice against that kind of trashy raunch.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 13 19:50
Thanks, SuperAmanda, for posting this informative list. You definitely did the research.

Yes, Madonna is a plagiarist hack and there's plenty of evidence that illustrates this. The (early) songs and videos she did that are considered good are due to the talent of the songwriters and producers she hired. She just added her name to the credits and raked in the cash. She has some of the most deluded stans.

However, regarding the paragraphs you posted beginning with the sentence "Madonna has NOTHING close to the hourglass figure, face, talent and voice of Marilyn." and ending with "Copying the same star on and off for 25 years is called a RIP OFF, NOT a tribute, NOT an inspiratio­n.": EXCEPT for that first sentence and the phrase "which was also a rip off of Marilyn from start to finish...", YOU COPIED EXACTLY my comments (as The Eye Roller) about Madonna copying Marilyn on a Huffington Post article. Before that, I wrote the same things on YouTube, under a different screen name.

It would be decent of you to credit my words to ME, as you have given proper credit to the Anti-Madonna Discussion Board. Please note that the Madonna Revelations Blogspot repeatedly copied the hard work of Flea Dip at the Anti-Madonna site, so you shouldn't be giving MRB too much credit.

Let's not become hypocrites by doing the same copy/paste that Madonna has done throughout her entire career.
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Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 14 0:31
Eyeroller, my sincerest apologies!!! I will credit you forthwith!!
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 14 0:38
Done!! All my best to you.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 14 0:56
Thank you very much, SuperAmanda, for revising your post and crediting my humble little contribution. It's very classy of you and something we would neither receive nor expect from rabid Madonna fans, when THEIR errors are pointed out to them.

Anyway, keep up the good work -- fighting the good fight by sharing the truth and calmly answering the attacks of Madonna sheeple, who seem to be imitating her low-class tactics.

Have a lovely evening. Peace!
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 14 22:45
Thanks and all my best to you to!!!
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 21 5:51
Please include a comparison between "Bedtime Story" and the 1968 art film "Color of Pomegranates"... First I thought the makers of Madonna's "Bedtime Story" were all geniuses until I found this video recently - "Color of Pomegranates" (1968) - [Link removed - login to see] ... another TOTAL rip-off by Madonna (and her team) without giving credits to the original...
One can remake the whole "Bedtime Story" music video by cutting and pasting from the 1968 movie "Color of Pomegranates".
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 21 11:03
And also copied from these paintings... [Link removed - login to see] and [Link removed - login to see]
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 21 14:42
Asian Boy: Thank you so much!!!!! will do today.
Posted: 2 years, 11 months ago at Oct 26 15:55
Well, it's always interesting to see where one of the greatest and most important artists of all time draw inspiration from. But, seriously- this could be done for practically every act out there who does photo shoots and videos. Madonna has taken plenty of images and made them her own- that's why something like the "Material Girl" video is as known and celebrated as the "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" segment. As always, it's not what she wears, but what she does with it- for instance, the wedding dress. of course she wasn't the first to perform in a wedding dress- but no one had the impact she did when she performed it in. That's why the 1984 VMAs performance is as legendary as it is. She has never claimed to be the creator of many of the images she's put out- and, contrary to some's belief- she has discussed her inspirations at various points in her career.

Like her or not, the woman is regarded as the most important and greatest performers of all time. With her "rip-off" ideas, she has tackled gender, racial, religious, sexual and social mores in her work, that no one else would dare to do or go nearly as far. That is why she and her music have received the level of acclaim that they have and why she was a first-year-eligible inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (which celebrates more genres than just rock).

But, I'm glad that someone has taken so much time to compile all of this because, like I said, it's great to see where one of the greatest acts draws her inspiration (and, yeah, some are reaching- "Oh, look, she's wearing a towel on her head, so-and-so did that, too!"- but even with less obvious comparisons, there may have been some homage intent).

BTW- she did pay out for the "Hollywood" video- but that's one of her weakest works, so no real concern there. And, if that's the only one of that kind that exists, then clearly the great bulk of her "rip-offs" are more homage than anything else.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Oct 26 18:47
"this could be done for practically every act out there who does photo shoots and videos" Empirically false and a weak attempt to try and shift blame from a rip off who is unoriginal. There are hundreds of original performers who have not been such awful copy paste/rip offs.

"Like her or not, the woman is regarded as the most important and greatest performers of all time. "

Pre programmed dollar store response. madonna cannot sing and she cannot act. Only by the mainstream media who is 100% instrumental in her entire career is she respected and by low lifes and right wing pop culture figures like Camille Paglia and Ann Coulter.

"With her "rip-off" ideas, she has tackled gender, racial, religious, sexual and social mores in her work, that no one else would dare to do or go nearly as far"

Utter bold faced lies. Mick Jagger and David Bowie laid all that ground work ages before she did as did Debbie Harry, Wendy O Williams and SS and the Banshees. Her comments in Spin magazine during the 1990s about Black men are some of the most manipulative and racist utterances a performer who stole from black culture has ever spewed. Her new film white washes anti-Semitic Nazi sympathizers...Jimmy you are seeing what you want to see. If Madonna was a true radical ground breaking maverick she would have tackled the unabashed Nazi connections but Madonna is simply too chicken shit and too poorly read to understand what those complexities entail in writing a script and creating a decent film. Madonna is just a stupid person-that's why she has failed at film for over a quarter of a century-the film screen does not lie or hide superficiality.
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Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Oct 27 0:36
Once again. madonna fans call any criticism of Madonna "obsessive" because you are all so defensive-and with good reason.

"And, no, no mainstream act ever went as far as she has, in terms of what she did in her videos, stage shows, etc. Other acts may have laid ground work- as all acts do in some form or another- but she took what she did and ran with it."

No she made it Wal-martified and took away the soul and the Leftism. But yes, as stated previously, Madonna is the cultural break point where hardcore pornography and BDSNM went into the commercial mainstream. Prior to Madonna,NO super star public figure had ever been remotely and graphically as sexually explicit and gross (certainly no star with a global fan base of millions of very small children). Fans of Madonna like to think her early 1990's hardcore porn persona "paved the way for third wave feminism" and pro-female acts such as Ani DeFranco, Beyonce, Hole and Lilith Fair when in reality Madonna has contributed nothing of discernible merit to feminism and female empowerment in music. By paving the way for Britney Spears, Pussycat Dolls, Katy Perry, Paris Hilton, The Hills, Ke$ha, Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and other low level franchises who are based around sleazy raunchy images/PR not raw, creative talent, Madonna severely "dumbed down" women's popular entertainment.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Nov 19 18:35
I have only ever cared for a handful of Madonna's songs. I do admire her ability to, at least for a decade or so, re-invent herself musically and image wise in much the same way David Bowie has done for his entire career. That said I can't really take her now BUT everything you have shown here at best shows an her appreciation for the classics and at worst illustrates use of them as a crutch instead of tastefully wearing her influences on her sleeve. I don't see it as outright theft but it is excessive for certain.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Nov 20 13:06
Madonna's "Physical Attraction" was copied from Olivia's "Physical".. they sound great together though.. [Link removed - login to see] or search for "olivia newton physical v s madonna physical attraction" on youtube
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Nov 21 14:49
@butterhook: I do not see any "reinvention" ever in madonna. she simply has copied others and dyed her hair often but I appreciate your intelligent comment.

Asianboy: cheers! I have no been updating this lately but eventually will.
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Nov 23 7:51
I loved madonna before, when I thought she was a genius, original, totally in-charge of her career.. now i see her as a product, like a peanut butter.
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Dec 15 10:41
i love Madonna but really great list anyway
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Dec 20 21:42
Cheers angakok!

Thanks again asianBoy, i've jut been too busy to update!! may have time over the holidays.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Dec 27 17:00
Thanks for you vote!
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Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 6 17:44
Madonna seriously bores and the woman needs to retire. A handful of her songs are catchy but I just find that she tries too hard to appear young that I find myself cringing when watching some of her vids and performances.

That being said, I don't see her as any different from many mainstream artists out there. They all seem to mirror/copy other artists. Michael Jackson has left a whole legacy of popstars like Usher and Justin Timberlake. Then, those guys are open about their admiration for him. Heck, even if we look at classical music Brahms was heavily influenced by Bach, in fact some people call him 'imitation Bach', which I don't agree with. The point is that people pick a muse and go with that and it is not always copying. Not sure about Madonna's case though.

But even if Madonna is a thief then Lady Gaga is a second hand thief because her whole 'controversial act' reaks of Madonna. The fact that Madonna copied first doesn't change that.
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 8 19:14
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Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 19 6:44
LJS1980 and NKE: Thanks for your great posts. Hope you are both well. Could not reply as I've been busy. Cheers!
Posted: 2 years, 8 months ago at Jan 21 20:01
Nke: Most of madonna's looks are not her own so as her WHOLE act is the work of others that makes Lady Gaga at times a THIRD hand copy not a second. VERY important distinction.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Feb 1 17:36
Agreed! Well said! Debbie Harry is an astonishing artist! She was huge here but pre-MTv and by the time MTv had decided to select it's list of sacred cows anyone doing Art Rock or not commercial pop was marginalized. Debbie took too many artistic risks to be a top ten Bubblegum careerist like Madonna. But then from 84 to 94 there were NO other female performers given a chance in Pop and women's rock virtually died. Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett etc all lost mainstream media light. All the media cared about was madonna for a decade.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Feb 1 17:36
Agreed! Well said! Debbie Harry is an astonishing artist! She was huge here but pre-MTv and by the time MTv had decided to select it's list of sacred cows anyone doing Art Rock or not commercial pop was marginalized. Debbie took too many artistic risks to be a top ten Bubblegum careerist like Madonna. But then from 84 to 94 there were NO other female performers given a chance in Pop and women's rock virtually died. Heart, Pat Benatar, Joan Jett etc all lost mainstream media light. All the media cared about was madonna for a decade.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Feb 2 23:08
I came of age in the early days of MTV so I sort of grew up watching Madonna videos. Blondie actually predates my interest in music, but I discovered them on Youtube. I would have to say that Madonna's major debt in music was Debbie Harry, something she has even admitted at times. Debbie Harry's persona was an artistic, punk version of the old time screen stars. One of the very first songs she wrote for Blondie was a song called "Platinum Blonde" where she talked about emulating the older Hollywood stars. She even wrote, being adopted, that she used to fantasize about Monroe being her mother. And she brought that whole sexy thrift style into popular music. The style she developed for her solo album in 1981 was also very outlandish.
During the early star-making period of her career, Madonna was emulating Harry's same style and persona. And the connections are very particular. Madonna's stylist in the early 80s was a designer named Maripol, who before that was friends with and had worked with Debbie Harry. (They even appeared on the show TV Party together). The famous wedding dress style that Maripol developed for Madonna that was so prominently featured on MTV was directly and knowingly lifted from Harry. (That Harry had used the same style idea was something that had been reported in the music press and Maripol certainly knew of it).
Early Madonna was really a commercialized version of Debbie Harry. The differences were timing (the music environment in the mid-70s was much more stifling than the post-MTV, post punk/new wave 80s where artists were happily placed to reap the benefits of earlier inroads) and of course motivation. (Harry came out of the NYC underground scene and became uncomfortable with mainstream success while Madonna was solely interested in mainstream success).
Personally I don't find anything wrong with artists being influenced so long as they acknowledge them. Madonna though has always had a hardness to her personality that isn't very charitable. She always takes credit as opposed to giving it. And with a general ignorance about the pre-MTV era stars of the late 70s/early 80s, it's relatively easy to get away with it. With all the recent talk about rip offs, however, some perspective is in order. Madonna is just as influenced as anyone. With her bank account you would think it wouldn't bother her. Debbie Harry in comparison came too early and was left with virtually nothing.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Feb 2 23:24
And I love that you have Wendy O. Williams on your list. The Plasmatics actually made it to network TV (Tom Snyder, Fridays, Solid Gold). Again it's just that the general public does not know enough about performers like Harry, Williams, Nina Hagen, etc.
Posted: 2 years, 7 months ago at Feb 3 7:43
Thanks for your great chime in Astrodog! Truly great feedback. I too love W.O.W. she was something special!
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Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 28 21:55
Great to see this website, im a fan of your hard works im glad someone like you does something like this so people will see the truth and get blinded by people who cash in from other peoples hard work.
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 29 0:12
Oh my, she not shy about it either. She did the exact poses, costume, and scenery for some. She's kind of dumb to think she could even compare to the beauty or talent of Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, Marilyn Monroe, Louise Brooks, Kylie Minogue, Greta Garbo or any of them. At least she knows who the good ones are, because she copies from the ones whom she knows are more talented than she. Good list! :) Sorry for the novel of a comment. hahaha
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 29 2:28
Regarding number 34 on your list, Lady Gaga, the fourth comparison image indicates Madonna copied Lady Gaga by wearing a cross on her chest. In the interest of fairness and to protect accusations you are doctoring the evidence to promote your own viewpoint, you probably should look at these 1985 picture of Madonna [Link removed - login to see], [Link removed - login to see]
If you can't access the images through the URLs, I have included one as my profile picture and also uploaded them on my profile.
Cheers
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 29 3:29
There is actually no doctoring going on. Just saying in theory that I agreed with you, it does not negate the fact madonna has ripped off countless moments that others did first. Monroe and Madonna were once always used in tandem if you can believe it. Entirely different bodies, faces, talents and figures and the media throughout much of the 80's was comparing the two. But because Madonna copied Monroe during much of the 80s (NON STOP! film roles, photos, live performances -it was ENDLESS AND she was ripping off others at the same time!) the media made that their symbiotic PR line.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 30 8:55
I'm not talking about Monroe, all I am suggesting is that if you selectively pick and choose certain images to further your argument, it only weakens it and gives more power to your detractors. Madonna wore a cross on her chest in 1985. To say in 2012 she copied Lady Gaga wearing a cross on her chest is proved null and void by the evidence. Select your images with care is all I am suggesting.
Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at Apr 30 16:16
It's the art direction of the photo not the cross but truly, there is no "weak argument" as my points are laid out succinctly. You count up ALL the most well known madonna moments and pictures and they are nearly ALL complete copies and rip offs. The above list is not just a "few photos here and there" but the most well known videos. To say Lady Gaga "copies madonna" is not only hypocritical to a gross extreme but it disregards the force feeding of Madonna by the media for three decades down people's throats. The girl singers today were all groomed to be just like Madonna because she was the only Pop singer that had a major mass media career PR push when they were growing up. That's why the one with the most talent and who is selling the most records (Adele) is nothing like madonna and was NOT influenced by her. I'm the first person to say LG needs to disregard her unoriginal influence, stop some of the third hand copying and move on though. The fact she's a Madonna fan is the main reason that, while I respect her superior talent, I'm not a Little monster.
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Posted: 2 years, 4 months ago at May 1 8:44
I don't understand your point that the art direction on the crosses on the pictures you have chosen are identical or similar. The cross on Lady Gaga's chest is sewn into the clothing, is gold and flares out at the intersection point. Madonna's cross is on a silver chain hanging around her neck, is a silver colour and features straight lines with no flaring at the intersection. Stylistcally and artisically they are completely different. And the cross is hardly little seen on fashion or on pop stars. In 1985, Madonna wore a cross that was sewn into her clothing which featured flaring around the points of the cross. Whilst not identical to what Lady Gaga is wearing, is is stylistically more similar than the example you have used.
I am not trying to attack you, but I don't think you understand how your argument is weakened when you use bad examples - it falls over flat. Imagine how more powerful your argument would be if none of your examples could be challenged? You can't just explain dodgy choices away with "well, all of Madonna's other looks are rip-offs". I just find it odd you don't make your argument water tight.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 27 21:54
I have only just seen this.... I'm amazed how Madonna has ripped off everyone else's ideas.

I had never thought about it before

Madonna's a good businesswoman, and either her, or her 'team', decided what was good for various other stars, would also be good for her, so she pinched all these ideas

This is an amazing list....must have took ages of researching, and is a fantastic body of work
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 6 21:36
How can I send you some photos I made? They're comparisons of other Madonna's copies which are not on this list. This list is a great job and opened my eyes for truth. Stupid MTV is making movies saying that "Madonna is the queen of pop and transformations which "reinvents" herself". Such a piece of lies.I think the true about her like this list should be revealed in mass media.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 11 14:56
lol Madonna will straight up tell you that her art has been inspired by stars of the 40's and 50's. Hell she even put some of their names in the song "Vogue". She wont deny it. GaGa denies that anything she does in less than original. And she doesn't just rip off Madonna. She rips off others too. But never gives them credit. We aren't talking photo shoots either. Lots of stars have photo shoots inspired by other stars ESPECIALLY of the 40's and 50's. They are iconic and always redone and not just my Madonna. Lohan, Britney, Christina, they all have done the 40's and 50's over again. GaGa does stuff like this and calls it her own as if she is original. That is was is not right.

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Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 11 20:50
Whomever said that Lady Gaga "does not copy or borrow"? But how is she "stealing from madonna" or others when Madonna has ripped of 9 million times more? BY BEING A RIP OFF OF A RIP OFF? Every single female singer is expected to be madonna, kiss her ass and emulate her and then she complains?!! Also an "inspiration and homage" is not an endless parade of other people's looks. Xtina did VARGAS ONCE. Britney did Elvis ONCE. Lennox was a straight up clone of Ziggy/Station to Station Bowie at the start as well. As the Eye Roller put it: "Copying the same star on and off for 30 years is called a RIP OFF, NOT a tribute, NOT an inspiratio­n" Get the difference?

WHEN YOU ARE SUED IN COURT OVER 1/2 A DOZEN TIMES THAT IS A RIP OFF AND YOU ARE A PLAGIARIST.
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Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 12 19:53
Hey there SuperAmanda! I haven't visited this list in a while. Great stuff you've added! Thanks for the kind acknowledgement of my quote, too. I have a suggestion you could include. In her video "This Used To Be My Playground", Madonna ripped off Boy George's video "To Be Reborn". He was the first to use a photo album with moving pictures in it. Madonna, ever the plagiarist, copied him. Boy George commented on it, saying, "This Used To Be My Video."
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 12 22:21
Oh thanks so much. I have some more additions to add. lately Madonna has been doing all the anti-Madonna work for us so one can kick back and not really worry as millions are finally seeing what we've known for awhile! Cheers!
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 13 14:07
Madonna copy Prince:


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Madonna's not creative she's a reel copycat, she has'nt talent.

Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 13 14:13
@MDLF: I Don't listen to Ani DeFranco though I like her message. Not seeing if that was supposed to be an insult. Feeding cats and listening to an artist who does not rip off people and who is Pro-Union and anti-Corporate/Madonna style capitalism is supposed to be bad? To whom? Rush Limbaugh?
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 13 16:43
@Mad and Peach: Thanks for posting, I will check it out!!
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 18 16:38
@Justifymyconfession If Copionna hadn't try to hide her "love" for tens of other stars she wouldn't have lost so many lawsuit and been said to pay punishments. Sad is that she's still stealing lyrics and ideas for videos. There's nothing wrong to hate one of the biggest thieves in a world history who commits a lot of crimes not only plagiarisms. Honestly get some info.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 18 23:28
Justify knows I'm right which is why she's/he's so threatened. There is FAR more than "old Hollywood stars" on here as well. What about Henry and June and the great Ken Russell?

Also they're are wrong, the 20's, 40's and especially 50's was HUGE in the 70s the difference was that singers and fashion photgraphers were not COPY PASTING all of it! The only reason anyone cared about ratty little madonna was because she copied Monroe ALL THE TIME and copied other greats ALL THE TIME. No one cared about her dollar store "burning up" video which is such utter garbage like her other bubblegum songs. It was ripping off MM for "Material Girl" that got all the attention and the media shoving her down the throats of everyone for ten years with a break. She should be slammed for the hypocritical crap she's pulling on Lady Gaga and others now that she actually has to compete with other white female singers. I don't like seeing MY ICONS ripped off and resold by Madonna the parasite. Also that's BS about her "turning the blond image upside down". monroe is a mythic goddess with a huge film career not some MTV joke with 15 failed film flops. Mankdonna also stupidly said "Marilyn Monroe was a victim, I'm not" which is a complete lie. Monroe was a causality of a brutal childhood in foster care not a "victim" but idiots like justifymyconfession and mankdonna who are pop cultural illiterates try to put some pathetic lame spin on her life to try and latch on to Monroe's legacy.
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at Jun 19 20:53
Hi. I saw one mistake. In a last comparison of Madonna with Gaga isn't Gaga but Sharon Needles. If it's about Nicola Roberts, her song isn't the source of Madonna's "inspiration".
The real one is "LOVE banana" by Joao Brasil. If his lawyers weren't going to prepare a lawsuit against Copydonna few months ago, I wouldn't have known about this song. It's great, funny, the text may not only be about bananas and it's ORIGINAL. Unfortunately the author is M's fan and he doesn't want to fight with her. Shame, he might have had a chance. "l.o.v.e. banana" in a cheerleader chorus sounds very familiar with "l.u.v. madona" and rhymes with "you wanna". She even asked M.I.A. to star in the song, which has a similar voice to Lovefoxxx.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 14 1:48
You know the list of influences on Madonna's looks and public personas here have given me an even greater respect for her unbelievable genius for being a public icon - a lightning rod for the imagination and fantasies and images of countless millions. She is the self-made pop goddess, dressed in the garb of every female icon before her, brilliantly using that visual symbolism to establish her place of power in the vast human subconscious, instantly recognizable worldwide as a siren and sex symbol. No other celebrity before or since has so masterfully woven and manipulated images, press, mass media and pop culture to create stardom on an epic scale. Saying that she "copied" a lot of people is not only stating the obvious, it's missing the point. She brilliantly weaved and crafted what seems to be practically the sum total of all pop culture into her own public image, to the undeniably powerful effect of capturing the public imagination the world over. Her countless influences astound and impress me, as I have personally learned so much about art, history and culture through looking into her influences and artistic references. She knows exactly what she is doing, and she can do it like no one else... if being a super star was simply as easy as "copying" a bunch of famous people in order to sell hundreds of millions of records, every singer in the world would be doing it. It is undeniable that Madonna is a genius at marketing, public relations, business and crafting her own image and cultural significance.

Yes, women do owe a debt to Madonna, for countless reasons. For one, she showed that women could be powerful, famous, and unbelievably rich all through their own efforts, and not by leaching off men. She told women to "express yourself" and not settle for "second best" in her lyrics and music. Her words and message became an anthem to ladies through the 80's and 90's. Even in the new millennium she continues to break ground by fighting the ageist standards women are often held to, which men are not. At 53 Madonna still dresses, dances, dates and acts how she wants (as she sings in one of her singles "don't stop me now, no need to catch my breath, I can go on and on and on.") Her work-ethic and determination alone is an inspiration to countless millions of women. Before Madonna, the men at the top of the music industry would have never believed in, or funded a worldwide tour for a sexually expressive pop-star over 50... but with Madonna's last two world tours grossing nearly half a billion dollars each, there is at least some balance to the music industry's disturbing exploitation and sexualization of underage girls who have no idea what they are getting into. I would much rather see a 35 year old Madonna playing Lolita in Vanity Fair, than a real life 16 year old Britney Spears on the cover of Rolling Stone with stuffed animals in her underwear. (Britney has since stated that she innocently had no idea what the photographer was really doing until she looked back at the photos years later and was shocked by their tone.)

As a business woman, Madonna broke ground in the male-dominated music industry by selling more records than any other female artist in history, and creating her own profitable record label, Maverick Records. Last but not least, after traditional feminists insisted that women put away the makeup, get angry at porn and refuse to be treated as "sexual objects for men" by dressing up, Madonna de-stigmatized a woman using her own beauty, body, and sexual expression (as well as her own personal sexual fantasies) for profit and career gain, instead of leaving the men to exploit the beauty and sexual appeal of young women without sharing the wealth. Traditional feminists seemed to operate on the assumption that women have no sexual desires or needs of their own, that only men are interested in erotica, and good "liberated" women didn't get near anything "trashy". Madonna broke through those ridiculous notions by making it very clear she enjoyed sex, had sexual desires, and by expressing herself freely in public took away the shame from other women doing the same.

As one of the countless young women exploited in New York when she was a starving dancer trying to make ends meet, Madonna posed for nude art photos for less than $100 which were then sold to Playboy and Penthouse for hundreds of thousands a few years later, and made the magazines millions. Madonna, who at that time was not sexually provocative in her career, was publicly labeled "a slut" for doing the photos, and was also the only one involved with the pictures who didn't get rich from them - all while the men (of course) faced no public scorn at all for trying to destroy her career, or making use of the photos taken in desperation and never intended for such distribution. But Madonna was strong enough to not only weather the storm, but to turn the tables a few years later with the publication of her Sex book. This time, she would collect the millions from curious onlookers, not the men who robbed her of both privacy and adequate compensation for her image.

On countless fronts for women, there is no one who has ever achieved what Madonna has, in the time that she has, and no one ever will. Simply by existing and showing such self-confidence, empowerment and courage in the public eye, she has inspired countless millions of female fans.

Anyone who complains, as you do, that Madonna is "vulgar" either hates her for personal reasons, has an issue with sexual expression, or is being hypocritical. You claim that Madonna "brought pornography to 7 year olds" (completely untrue - The Girlie Show tour was 18+ and Madonna fully agreed with MTVs decision to show the Justify My Love video only after midnight... though those erotic performances can hardly be called "pornography" in any sense of the word) and then claim that Wendy O Williams is a "beautiful" example with her on stage masturbation and public nudity. Madonna always looked angelic even in her most sexually explicit photos, with large almond eyes, soft blonde curls and slender figure. Her S&M poses were humorous, ironic, erotic art... never the frightening, incendiary, anger-filled, piss-on-society antics of Wendy Williams. And don't kid yourself if you think Wendy wouldn't have done the same show on tour to millions of fans if she ever had the chance. The difference is Madonna was the one who had the spotlight, she cultivated that spotlight, and she used it as any performer would.

What I did find unbearably offensive in this list, is the continual attacks and various nasty insults regarding Madonna's figure, specifically her bust size, implying over and over again that a woman with C-cup breasts was "flat chested" and "boyish" and that somehow huge boobs and a gigantic ass is the only acceptable figure for a woman, or that only a woman built like Jessica Rabbit could possibly be sexy. The idea that Madonna has no bust is so utterly ridiculous, but whatever you say about her, you should really be ashamed of the words you use because of the many women reading this who have slender figures along with A or B cup breasts. You are degrading and insulting all of them (Madonna, who will never read this and couldn't give two shits what anyone thinks of her iconic, sex-symbol status, doesn't matter.)

I personally think it's disgusting when any criticism of a female celebrity descends into the realm of hyper-analyzing her body and breasts like a piece of meat, and then a moment later being shocked at how many young ladies are plagued with eating disorders and mutilating themselves with fake body parts. While I simply disagreed on the career/image/cut&paste comments, the countless insults and speculation about her figure & measurements were way out of line. Though you claim not to denigrate women's bodies, that is exactly what you are doing, in nearly every example that you give... rather than making a statement like "Madonna doesn't have the talent of Marilyn Monroe" it's always "Madonna doesn't have the boobs of Marilyn Monroe" or "Madonna could never fill out Marilyn Monroe's top, and that's why she's better!" It's disgusting.

For the record, there have been countless female sex symbols in human history, of many shapes and sizes. From completely flat chested icons like Audrey Hepburn, Michelle Pfeiffer and Twiggy, to obese ancient mother goddess sculptures, there is NO "right" size for a woman to be gorgeous!!! And there is nothing wrong with a woman dressing up like one of her favorite movie stars or role models, as Madonna has countless times, without having the exact same measurements! Thank God for nature's variety, and Madonna refreshing the styles of a bygone era for today's world, today's fashion, and today's leaner figures.

In closing, while the intention of the list was clearly to trash her for "stealing" images and ideas from others, every artist knows that there is nothing new under the sun. Madonna is a great artist, and after reading this list, I admire her all the more for being so well versed in pop culture and history. As the great Picasso himself remarked, "Good artists borrow, great artists steal."
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 16 11:33
Fox1112 you're a victim of brainwashing mass media and their pure, pathetic propaganda.

This list is one of dozens proves that Material Thief has zero originality and lacks creativity. Everything she does someone else did before. Many lawsuits she lost say everything.
"The talent she has does not involve music, but theft. If you are a talented thief, your career can last a lifetime"-Josemagus.

Madonna doesn't teach culture. She appropriates rights for other artists works. If it wasn't for us- antimadonnas people you would have never heard about art made by real artists. If you need to learn about art by seeing photos showing that Copydonna only copies others, then I really pity you.

"However, Madonna and her team do what some unscrupulous executives in the music industry do - scour the clubs, internet and other venues for new music, dance and clothing trends and take full credit for them as their own in the mainstream", "Yea, sure she co-wrote it. Nice diplomatic save (LOL). Judging by her past behavior with Chavez and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s songwriting partner, I know what her idea of songwriting is. As Chavez said, changing “one line of the song.”"-Aisha. This is not a way of hard working and example of determination.

You should know that "her" sex book consists ideas ripped off from a publishing executive named Judith Regan and photos stolen from an old French book by a well known French photographer.

Saying that a normal women is a "bitch" or "whore" is very offensive, however when you call a prostitue like that it is not insulting. Same is with girls with A or B cup breasts. It is not said that they're ugly, but have little busts which is true. If they can't face the truth that is their problem.

Important case, unfortunately known by very few people.
The first one who made a song about physicality and put gay motives in a video was great Olivia Newton-John with her "physical". She's a singer from who Plagiatonna copied some looks and borrowed music for "physical attraction".

In my opinion plagiarists borrow, good artists are inspired by others, best artists do by him/herself and have own style.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 16 16:01
How did I miss fox112's comment? Thank you Somebody as I agree with you and you said it better than I could but I will reply anyway.


To Fox1112:

"Madonna has changed the world for women"

Due to international child trafficking, lying to impoverished countries and never building the girl's schools she promised, exploiting/ripping off/mass branding Black culture, directing failed films that glorify nazi collaborators and putting the finishing touches on another season of her made in Chinese sweatshops clothing line (much of it sewn by women and girls) Madonna could not be reached for comment about 'how much she's done for women".

You are a man, correct? So you should not speak about changing the world for women, should you?

"brilliantly using" Yes, she's a USER.

"Anyone who complains, as you do, that Madonna is "vulgar" either hates her for personal reasons, has an issue with sexual expression, or is being hypocritical."

THAT IS NO DIFFERENT THAN JERRY FALWELL SAYING: "IF YOU DO NOT LIVE BY MY VERSION OF THE BIBLE THEN YOU ARE GOING HELL". Don't you get that people who think freely do not buy into media manipulation which is what created Madonna entire career? The MEDIA has given/is giving her the massive platform which makes her fame misbegotten. 100% of what she's known for was created by the MEDIA. From the term "blond ambition" to "Queen of Pop" to the term "reinvention"; those are ALL MEDIA coined terms not Madonna's. She's far more than just someone the media is fascinated with, she is actually PART OF THE MEDIA. It has been a mutual, corporate agreement. That's why her cultural effect has been so dire and foul-it represents money, mass corporate branding and to most people that equals success. She cannot sing AT ALL, she's perhaps the most unfunny bad actress that ever lived and her directing skills are nil. The media created a massive madonna brand and now after her the "stars" that followed have all become massive brands as well that's why the past years of music have mostly stunk as her progeny take over. Notice how the two top female singers (Amy and Adele) have ZERO connections to Madonna and do NOT sight her a influence. Notice how Madonna who has made many nasty comments about overweight people magically to "came to Adele's defence" when Karl Hasbeenfield made his nasty comments? Madonna was trying to USE her because Adele is outselling her by over 10 million albums. Madonna is a manipulative media tool and vice versa.

There is sexy, sensual and then there is mass marketing the distribution of photos of yourself tossing some guy's salad, simulation of gang rape and walking around and flashing for press. Mass marketing hardcore porn, tit and bush flashing IS VULGAR and madonna is GROSS. And NO, she did not "hide it from children"! She was the first to bring porn to little kids as the most famous MAINSTREAM POP star in the world with a huge following of children AND their parents.

"Madonna always looked angelic even in her most sexually explicit photos"

Maybe if they are airbrushed with an AK-47 but I can see the ripped muscles, worn out skin, square body and zero vulnerability. She wants to be seen for being "beautiful and fit" and I think she looks like a junkie. To most she has always looked hard, cheap and used up so why you are surprised is baffling. True, it WAS much easier for the media to pass madonna off as "normal" via her heavily retouched photo layouts in the days before the internet. Those days are no more.

"never the frightening, incendiary, anger-filled, piss-on-society antics of Wendy Williams. "

BECAUSE WENDY WAS PUNK AND HARD PERFORMANCE ART ROCK AND MADONNA IS NOT. Wendy was 9 million times more radical. some people are brave for art not money. Do not kid yourself and think W.O.W. wanted some madonna bubblegum madonna paying for toy boys life. You don't speak for her.

"Madonna's figure, specifically her bust size, implying over and over again that a woman with C-cup breasts was "flat chested" and "boyish"

Madonna is not a C cup (old school OR new school sizing) she is/was barely a B. That's clear from her recent stripping and all her pics. No crime of course and in my blogging I've always maintained that small is in many ways superior but Madonna was regularly sold as ''having Monroe's body" and being "the next Monroe" which is about as real as tit's on a lizard.

"I personally think it's disgusting when any criticism of a female celebrity descends into the realm of hyper-analyzing her body and breasts like a piece of meat, and then a moment later being shocked at how many young ladies are plagued with eating disorders and mutilating themselves with fake body parts."

Really? then why are you a Madonna fan!!?? seeing as she's trashed women countless times for weight, bust size, and appearance!!!? Madonna FOUNDED FEMALE MISOGYNY culture and female hater culture like The Hills and catty dumb like Katy perry and Kesha. All the catty low life raunch culture figureheads like Paris Hilton all worship Madonna. I'm just applying the ONLY cure which is REVERSE female misogyny. If you can champion your icon as "so strong" for dishing it out then you need to take it. It was madonna who banned Monica Lewinsky from opening the 1996 MTV awards out of jealously and who slagged off Sinead o Connor (siding with the Right wing media) after she tore up the Poop's pic on SNL and showed how a TRULY brave person challenges the Church. I could go and on about how ageist, racist and catty she's been. Bottom line is that I don't need to because the masses are waking up from the Madonna media manipulation and are no longer putting her songs at number one and are able to, via the power of the internet, see that Madonna has stolen all her work. Without the very hard work of others which was lifted and as you mentioned used, we would not be discussing her.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 16 16:14
Fox1112:Madonna, will never read this and couldn't give two shits what anyone thinks of her iconic, sex-symbol status.

hahahhaha lol!
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 17 0:45
You're welcome SuperAmanda. You also seem to miss my earlier comment about "l.o.v.e. banana". How's your update going? Maybe I will send You invite on facebook so that You can see the new copies of reductive girl and the old ones which aren't on Your breathtaking list.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 17 18:17
hey SuperAmanda!! Thanks for this list. I am tired of Madonna and her fans saying all the time they invented air and water. I don't know if you have this, but you need to include Deep In Vogue by Malcolm McLaren done in 1989, a year before Vogue. The concept is not original like some Madonna fans claim.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 17 20:19
Malcolm McLaren didn't inven't vouging, but he was first to put it in a video and make it mainstream. Don't you mind about mADONNA's fans. Some say that Mierdonna is original but the worst ones with single digit IQ know about her ripp offs and call it "homage", "teaching culture" or "parody",hyporitically allege that other singers copy her and the lawsuits she had they name "shut up brainless cunt".
However a lot of them make me laugh. You know what one said me today? "Madonna didn't copy anything. The only one she copied was Marylin Monroe, but it wasn't a big copy cause Marylin wasn't a singer" Buahahahahahaha
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 17 21:41
I'm sorry to say that 4th comparison with Gaga is untrue. Mierdonna didn't make CD cover similar to Born this way. But don't worry , I know a few more examples of M copying Gaga.
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Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 18 2:54
I also want you to add that Annie Lennox wore the black mask first before Madonna did, since now Madonna fans are saying that Madonna invented black masks. Here is the pic.

https://encrypted-tbn3.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRF0xcz9MWoHanwjwrsi4-sC59BWPu5IyOMmwFuWK0RKZ9uCdeMig_T-5TfSw

Please include that
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 18 7:32
LOL jhony. You only saw the first page of the list. Please scroll up the page click second page and see number 58.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 18 19:23
Hi Somebody, the label may have been added in but the photos postdates BTW. I still have to post the pics you sent and others just very busy. Thanks!

jhony: Thanks for your input!
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 19 15:53
You got a little gift in a mail box SuperAmanda, something helpful before updating.
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jul 21 22:46
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What do you think about that?
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Jul 26 13:12
I got it!! I know why 'Mierdonna' is called a queen of POP. I know what it might stand for.
P.O.P.-People's Orginality Plagiarised.
That's why Gaga told 'Please, don't call me your queen. I'm you, I'm just one of you.."
BTW. Did you know they are related? Gaga and Madonna had common ancestors living 9 generations ago.
Hi Super Amanda. I don't know if you received my mail about September. Please check also spam box, cause I don't know why, but some of your mails to me also land in spam.
Backing to Dietrich. Which photo did you mean saying it's a Dietrich copy? The one titled 'who' or titled 'goldfrapp'?
I think that on photo named 'goldfrapp' it's hers and even Aisha on her site told it's Alison.
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Aug 2 5:45
CHEERS SOMEBODY!! Everything, almost has been added. The hat is actually a Marlene rip off done for Vanity Fair. 5 VF shoots were all imitation; Monroe twice, Deitrich, Evita and Sue Lyon.

THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Aug 2 5:46
@Melepomeni! THE MUSE OF TRAGIC POETRY!! Thank you!
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Aug 3 8:25
Aint madonna also getting sued over her song vogue
Posted: 2 years, 1 month ago at Aug 3 16:46
I know, I have to add the Salsoul Orchestra.
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 30 0:21
One artist that hasn't been mentioned on here is Kate Bush. One of the most original and brilliant singer-songwriters, she has inspired so many artists from Bjork and Tori Amos to Big Boi (of Outkast) and Maxwell. She writes AND produces her own music (no co-writers or co-producers). She was fearless and took musical risks, and just didn't seem to care whether people were going to think her songs and/or videos were good, awful, or bizarre. She was sexy and toyed around with her sexuality and femininity in much more creative ways. She was sexy in spite of her talent; she didn't have to use sexuality to promote herself. She wrote songs on numerous topics including war, genocide, sex, murder, female sexuality, incest, pedophilia, nuclear fallout, etc. She even wrote a song about a gay couple on her 1978 album LIONHEART.

She was one of the first female performers (if not the first) to do the whole concert as theatrics thing for which Madonna often (and erroneously) gets credited. The wireless microphone was invented for Kate back in 1979 so she that she could sing and dance at the same time. Funny enough, people are bashing Madonna for the use of gun props in her shows. Kate Bush was doing the same exact thing more than 30 years ago, and she didn't to have release some pretentious essay to the public explaining her art.

Someone on here wrote, "if being a super star was simply as easy as "copying" a bunch of famous people in order to sell hundreds of millions of records, every singer in the world would be doing it." Um...I guess that would be true assuming that everyone in the music biz wanted to be as famous and successful as Madonna. There's a lot of artists out there who don't, and who aren't willing to sell their souls for the sake of commercialism.

Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 30 0:26
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 30 0:47
Hey SuperAmanda, thank you for the list. Have you included Deep in Vogue by Malcolm McLaren? The whole Vogue concept was copied by her. Also, they are trying to say Gaga copied by flashing her ass, but she has done it before in a Marry the Night performance. You should include that as well. Here is the picture. [Link removed - login to see]

And finally, you should compare MDNA's she's not me performance with Gwen's Hollaback Girl video.
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 30 1:21
@Marcus: Kate Bush is a mint original icon-nothing less. Here in the UK she's a national treasure! I'll add her soon.

@Chuchupak86: Thanks! Someone who is responsible for many of these comparisons has also pointed those out. GREAT INSIGHTS! Thanks!

Many updates have to be added but I'm on vacation!
Posted: 2 years ago at Aug 30 20:26
Hi Super Amanda. There are many photos I send You to add and You still have something to add that I know nothing about :0 Am I wrong or the list is gonna be 2 times longer then it was?
Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 1 13:18
SuperAmanda, you are amazing! thanks to the list I have been able to silence Madonna fans. I am so inspired by the this list, that I am gonna do a Britney Spears list myself. Britney fans are also ready to point the copy finger, and I have some dirt on their idol as well. so far I have gotten 8 pictures, but I can get so much more, I just have to learn how to take screenshots from videos.

also, another thing to add. I dont know if it is on the list, but that Candyshop song by Madonna is a straight rip off from 50 cents Candyshop song that came before.
Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 1 13:24
A Madonna é demais! Tantas influencias, recortes, e homenagens a tornam ainda importante.
Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 1 20:17
Hi Chuchupak86. You met a smart and normal madonna's fans. I meet the stupis ones which call her rip offs a 'homage'or 'teaching culture' while calling GaGa a copycat only because she wears black and white clothes( totally different) or has blond hair. Stupid stinking hypocrites. It's easy to make a screen shots. Stop the video in the moment you want to show and press 'control' and print screen 'PrtSc' on the top of keyboard at the same time and than you only paste the photo to the photo program for example 'Paint'. That's how I made comparisons with Keri's 'energy' 'love don't let me go' 'to be reborn' and many others that will be added soon(I hope so) for example Britney Spears! 'Turn up the radio' is a copy of 'I wanna go'. This song of 50cent isn't on this list but it is on this beautiful website:
aishamusic.com/lawsuit_many_artists_madonna_stole_from.htm
Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 2 16:23
@somebody, omg, I had that exact thought about Turn Up the Radio and I Wanna Go! Running from paparrazzi, escaping in a convertible. I really hope this list gets updated soon, because I am afraid I am going to forget all of this!!
Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 2 17:47
@Chuchupak86 I noticed even more similarites!
Close up on the legs when she walks, running from paparazzis, leaving the building in the same way, dancing on the driven car and at the end everything turns out to be a daydreaming!
If you can't wait to see the new photos see my facebbok profile.(especially Raffaella Carra)
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Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 5 22:17
@somebody, I just added you as a friend. I am glad you are making that facebook profile. We need to defend ourselves from these fanbases. OMG, check out my Britney version of this list:
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Its still pretty rusty, I gotta figure out how to set it up like Superamanda has it. I have nothing against Britney, but we do get Britney trolls, so we need a list to use against them. But as far as Madonna trolls, we are so shielded lol.
Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 8 14:08
Madona$ever and others: If you post a comment and then like a chickenpoo delete it, I never read it or have any idea what you wrote. Listal does not email comments separately.
Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 8 18:46
Je ne prendrai pas la peine d'écrire en Anglais, vous n'aurez qu'à traduire (je suis français). Tout d'abord je trouve juste écoeurant et inadmissible de vouloir détruire une légende, une icône comme Madonna ! J'ai lu plusieurs commentaires au dessus dans lesquels des gens vous remercient pour cette liste ... Je vois donc que votre seul but est de la rabaisser. Et si moi aussi je faisait une petite liste avec en cible vos stars préférées ça vous plairait ? De plus vos arguments censés montrer que Madonna est "la reine du plagiat" ne sont pas valables du fait que la plupart de vos exemples sont des hommages que tout le monde connaissait déjà ! Pour le reste il vous suffit de trouver n'importe quelle similitude entre 2 clips ou 2 images pour dire : "quelle copieuse !". Tout ça pour dire que si vous n'êtes pas fan de Madonna, respectez au moins ceux qui le sont !!!
Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 8 23:41
You wrote" I will not take the penalty d' write in English, you n 'get qu' to translate (I am French). And first I find just disgusting and unacceptable to destroy a legend, an icon such as (English) I read several comments above where people thank you for this list... I see that your only purpose is to demean the And if I was I a small list with target your favorite stars that you like? For more your arguments intended to show that Madonna is "la Queen of the plagiat" are not valid because..."

There is no issue with you speaking French you simple left an empty comment. I think we all know that Madonna has zero originality. Merci
Posted: 2 years ago at Sep 14 16:03
Who cares what she copied? Madonna is not a musical icon or even a good talent, she is a brilliant business woman. Her whole image is that she is a collection of other pop culture images.
Posted: 1 year, 12 months ago at Sep 22 9:50
Interesting topic, but one that is open to debate Amanda! When you think about all post modern popular artists they all copy styles, looks or influences. Even the Beatles, who have been greatly copied, copied people. They uses a lot of beats, tracks and styles from Buddy Holly, Elvis and many black, early R and B artists.
Many people argued Marilyn was just a copy cat, hybrid version of former blonde stars in Hollywood (Garbo, Dietrich).
Posted: 1 year, 12 months ago at Sep 22 17:43
Resemblance with Tamara de Lempicka paintings...

Andromeda 1927-28 Oil Painting [Link removed - login to see]

Madonna (Express Yourself Music Video) [Link removed - login to see]

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Posted: 1 year, 12 months ago at Sep 22 18:13
@Asianboy. Watch also the beginning of 'open your heart' and 'vogue' and than:
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She was really 'influenced' by Maria Górska!
Posted: 1 year, 12 months ago at Sep 22 18:43
Madonna have shared us great stuff that have been long lost and forgotten.. But maybe she needed to emphasize credits for her "inspirations".
Posted: 1 year, 12 months ago at Sep 22 18:53
Why would she do it? It's better for her when millions of people think that she's the original godness, who created everything.
Posted: 1 year, 12 months ago at Sep 22 19:55
There is no debate. "Reinvention" is not RIP OFF. How many people did the Beatles copy by the way?!! Show me even 5 cultural figures side by side that they lifted ideas and images from...they wore uniforms for Christ-sakes. You don't use talentless madonna is the same sentence as the Fab four. The Beatles changed the entire world for the better while madonna ushered in reality TV fame whore antics, low class trashy PR moves and fame before talent spawning low lifes like Britney. Without the work of others-copy pasted not merely 'influenced by- madonna would be nowhere. Monroe may have had a touch of Harlow and this or that but she did not imitate Harlow's ENTIRE look, voice and mannerisms in major films, and countless photos. She did ONE spectacular photo that was a copy of Harlow for Avedon in 1959 Life.
Posted: 1 year, 12 months ago at Sep 24 9:37
Amanda there is always a debate about everything...nothing is static or not open to objective criticism! I am not madonna's biggest fan, but I recognise that all artists are shaped by those before them. Plagiarism is a strong word which means a complete copy or partly copied, I wouldnt use the words to describe most pop artists as they are hybrids, just as actors are hybrids, visual artists and even academics influenced by those before or even around them.
And theres been plenty of discussion, research and opinion on just how much the Beatles were a product of the artists before them. I watched a very informative documentary that even showed how some tracks used parts from some old r and b tracks. I will see if I can find a link to this. It was a bbc4 documentary.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 26 12:04
Madonn is finished don :) her time is over
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 26 12:24
everyone copies marilyn monroe, shes like a ultimate diva
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 26 12:49
Good Job! :)
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 26 15:00
Wow, a lot of detail information....Great job!
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 26 15:23
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 26 15:36
SuperAmanda je te conseille de regarder les clips "Born To Die" de Lana Del Rey et "American Pie'" de Madonna, tu comprendras vite pourquoi ! En attendant je te les dédies
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 26 15:39
C'est trop facile de trouver des similitudes entre des clips et c'est exactement ce que tu as fais dans ta liste ! Maintenant je m'en vais pour ne pas trop pourrir tes commentaires ! :D Good Bye !
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 26 17:34
@madonna4NEVER- Maybe you didn't realise but this list is about madonna copying people, not other way around. Your comments are fail. The only similarity between theese music videos is U.S.A. flag in the background.
Please go away to your Gaga hating friends(I know you detest her from your comment under 'Lady Gaga is a copy paste' disaster list)
and never come back here you hypocrite.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 26 22:02
@madonna4NEVER
How on earth can you know what's the real purpose of this list if you don't even speak English?
BTW Don't you dare to write anymore that music video 4 'Alejandro' is a copy of 'express yourself'.
As you can see at number 10 'express your copy' is a blatant rip off of Fritz Lang. Copionna said herself that she was "inspired" by him.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 27 14:00
Excuse me to be French, and so speak french, but I don't hate Lady Gaga because I've got her 2 albums at home !!! I can't see the link with Gaga because it's Lana Del Rey ! And if I sent this picture to SuperAmanda it's for prove that is very easy to find a similarty between several videoclips. Excuse me but the fact to wear sunglasses (Debby Harry/Madonna) is not a copy ! After, all the musics, the movies are inspired by others created before, example : Hollywood "copy" all the antique theater ! But I think you haven't any culture général for understand it ...
Bye
Ps : Je reste poli, moi !
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 27 14:37
(And before that you say I accuse Lana Del Rey to copy Madonna, I don't think it)
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 27 15:07
@Madonna4EVER: Sorry, but I thought you don't like Lady Gaga.
You have written under another list that video 4 'Alejandro' is a copy of 'Express Yourself'.
If you also don't think that Lana's video is a copy why did you tell us to watch both videos?
BTW. You're right. "Hollywood" isn't a copy. It's a plagiarism of photos by Guy Bourdin. Madonna lost a lawsuit with his son.
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Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 27 16:35
I have written : "[...]je peux comprendre que de simples hommages (comme le clip de Alejandro par rapport à Vogue) peuvent être interprêtés comme des copies ce qui est faux [...]" = "I can understand that simple homage (like the Alejandro's clip and Vogue's clip) can be understood like a copy and this is false". I don't think Lana has copied Madonna because she have a US flag in her video :p it's for show that is easy to find similarities between 2 videos. But I agree with you for say that "Hollywood" is a plagiarism of photos by Guy Bourdin :)
Sorry if I have a bad english, I'm 15 and I learn this language (but it's good I can exercise myself lol)
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 27 17:09
Oh sorry, google translator isn't perfect.
I thought that you're giving some tips for the author of this website, cause there isn't a comparison of both videos yet.
In my opinion if there are 3 or more similarities in music videos it can be called a copy.
Ps. Talking on a different subjects with native speakers is the best way to learn language fluently :)
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 28 9:27
Ok I understand your reasoning, no problem ;)
Thank you
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 28 1:34
SuperAmanda girl!, you need to post this picture!! I am about to start my own list if you don't update this lol!!

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Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 28 1:36
better link of my picture [Link removed - login to see]
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 28 4:01
Hi, updating is going to take some time. I'm moving this to an external website as I'm tired of pics getting flagged and so it can load better. PLEASE be patient! :).
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 28 21:15
Yeah you should do a tumbler like paws down or something,lol. I think it will be more manageable. but iam glad to hear you are still interested in the project. please let us know the lnew location of the site!!!
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Oct 28 21:15
Yeah you should do a tumbler like paws down or something,lol. I think it will be more manageable. but iam glad to hear you are still interested in the project. please let us know the lnew location of the site!!!
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Nov 16 6:02
Hello,

I figured you might be interested in this and would want to add these images to your list.

It seems to me that Japanese singer Sandii wore a similar cone bra on the cover of her "Mercy" album shortly before Madonna wore one. I noticed this when I was looking through Sandii's discography the other day and your list immediately popped into my head.

The images in question:

Sandii's Original:
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Madonna's Copy:

Black Version:
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Jean Paul Gaultier's Sketches (scroll down to see them):
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White Version:
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Kind of strange, isn't it?
Posted: 1 year, 10 months ago at Nov 24 14:13
Miyu in Green, specifically which month did that album cover come out??? Because the Blonde Ambition Tour started in April of 1990, and that album, Mercy, came out in 1990. But I don't know when though.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 25 0:44
I'm not too sure. That's why I'm asking if anyone here can verify which one came first, Madonna's or Sandii's.

I can't seem to find an exact date for the Sandii cover, only the year it was released. The cover could have designed shortly before the costumes for Madonna's tour have been sketched, but who knows.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 25 0:46
Oops, I meant to say "could have been designed".
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Nov 27 19:57
Wasn't the video for 'The beautiful people' made in 1999?
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Dec 5 8:19
I just recently found this through a vintage print ad blog. It seems that Madonna's cone bra is a rehashed version of the "bullet bra" that was popular in the 1950's.

Here's the image:

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Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Dec 7 10:38
I just recently found this one when browsing for Nina Hagan memorabilla on Ebay. It seems she also predated Madonna with that spiked bra.

See for yourself:

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Wow, how original Madonna
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Dec 7 10:39
Gah! The link isn't working while clicking on it. Just copy and paste the URL instead.
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Jan 6 21:02
i still love madonna no matter what look all the artist now n days like lady gaga copys everyone
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Jan 6 22:33
Miyu in green your a hater why don't u focus on other artist then Madonna or is it that u love her so much :-)
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Jan 9 13:54
sammy,

Look, I'm not really what you consider a "hater". In fact, I'll admit that I find a couple of Madonna's 80's songs quite catchy (I still get Lucky Star playing in my head from time to time) and I do tend to focus on a LOT of other artist, but I talk about them on more music-based websites. I don't go on Listal all that much. I'm a frequent lurker of both Discogs and Rate Your Music even though I don't have any accounts on those two sites and I post a lot on Amplicate. I have focused on a lot of other artists' music and images along with Madonna's and I've noticed that it was more than a coincidence that she was copying so many other acts. The images in this list so far can actually be proven and backed up.

I wasn't even thinking of Madonna before I even found the images, but when I saw like, say that Sandii cover (I'm a huge Sandii fan and I was on Discogs looking to see which albums I haven't heard yet and that's where I saw it) or that Nina Hagen poster (I was on eBay that day looking for NINA HAGEN items, not MADONNA and I just stumbled across that poster.) I thought to myself "Hmmmm... now where have I seen that before?" so I added them to the list.

So you're a huge Madonna fan? That's fine with me. It's okay to like anything she's done, but stop and think, "Why are there so many parallels?"

And on a somewhat related subject, you mentioned something about Gaga copying others. Well, I happen to be a huge lover of obscure 80's music and I couldn't but notice how there were so many female singers at the time that looked an awful lot like Gaga. Remember, I wasn't EVEN looking for Gaga at all when I found these, but just couldn't help but notice the similarites.

Wanna see what I mean have a look:

Poeme Electronique: great synthpop band from the very early 1980's The videos below are for The Echoes Fade and Voice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BveCsCkTN2I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTRFWJRZV-0

Yoko Oginome: Idol singer from the late 80's. Video is for the song Dancing Hero.

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Although they're not even obscure at all, Missing Persons definitly seem to have had some type of influence on Gaga. I've been a fan of this band LONG before I have even heard of Lady Gaga.

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And of course there's also the talented Jayne Casey who fronted Big In Japan, Pink Military, and Pink Industry.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IS0fevueEE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poYEh_uMwek

Not music related but have you even seen the movie Liquid Sky? For years, I never really thought of it, but until I first heard of Lady Gaga I couldn't help but notice someone who looks like her during the fashion show scene.

0:36 to 0:39, please.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwOHKKJxrgA

Conicidence? I think not. Also, there would have been no way in hell I would have even known who these people were (except Missing Persons) if I didn't focus on other artist.

Your argument is invalid.
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Jan 13 20:51
I agree, I've missed many of them. I'm too busy at this point with the New Years, work and family to update this here but it is slowly being moved to Tumblr and Blogspot. Stay tuned and thanks for visiting!
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Jan 17 17:58
More of Cher




Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Feb 3 2:57
you must be really busy. does cher pictures are amazing. i really want to do a tumbler using your pictures.
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Mar 18 15:00
Please do a TUMBLR!
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Mar 29 7:47
I voted a while ago when I first saw this & I still quite enjoy this list. I never have been a fan of Madonna & I wasn't aware of exactly how much she was "borrowing" from others.
It's sad though that most of the pictures have been removed as I would have liked to have been able to really get the full effect.
Great job though! Must have taken a while to compile all of this. I would most definitely vote again if I could.
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Mar 29 18:23
@ sakanaman. You were right about her copying manson. Now I see that 1998-2000 era was time when she copied him, especially in 'nothing really matters'. The same like confessions on a stolen floor was the time when she copied Rafaella Carra the most, now she copies her a bit.
@ Juli. If You wanna see more of her rip offs visit my facebook profile:
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There's also one album describing her music plagiarisms. Currently I've gathered almost 60 plagiarisms but there can be a few more!!
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at May 6 2:08
@SuperAmanda Aside from all this, why else don't you like Madonna? Have you ever watched a performance from her? Not anything from 94-present because I'll even admit I don't care for a lot of that stuff but anything from the Blonde Ambition or Who's that girl Tour? Regardless of anything she puts on a good show
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Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at May 12 23:08
I didn't see "who's that thief" tour but I saw fragments of "blond copycat" tour. It was a total failure when she was trying to act like Marlene Dietrich and copied her looks, while singing songs stolen from Inner City, Sly and the Famiy Stone or The Fatback Band.
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Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at May 15 0:58
I am a Madonna fan i ADORE her, and all i can say is.
"YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND HER ART"
the funny thing of all is the time you took to post all this work (that most fans like myself knew about!), with a bad intention lol totally funny.
You just don't get it!
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at May 15 19:25
@Somebody, My question was clearly directed to @SuperAmanda I don't know where the hell you came from. You hate Madonna just to Hate her, you just look for reasons to do so.
Posted: 1 year, 4 months ago at May 15 20:39
I hate copionna because she's an unoriginal thief. I hate every thief, not only her. I used to like her and other pop stars until I found out they're copycats.
I didn't know the question was to SuperAmanda. You didn't write it.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jul 6 3:39
Hi, I can see why she had fans up until about 1993. i don't think she can sing but my music is rock and punk so I don't listen to pop/bubblegum which is all she's ever done or can do. My main anger has been the fact she's stolen from so many people that I love AND because for a decade the media only focused on her as the ONE female pop star. People act as if she struggled or had to work hard to stay famous. Today you have TEN to FIFTEEN major female singer super stars. Madonna could not have competed with Katy Perry, Adele, Pink, Beyonce, Rihanna Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Amy Winehouse (RIP)or X Tina. They are all either much better looking or much more talented. The only reason that she was given more press than Janet, Whitney was because there were no Black mainstream magazine cover stars back then as it was a much more racist media and the media loved madonna's sheet white apolitical persona. Mariah Carey was younger and more talented but mixed race was not mainstream in the early 90s. Madonna benefited from not only a coddling protective media but a racist one.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jul 8 4:30
I am a fan of hers but what she has done is wrong.
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jul 22 0:57
Super Amanda, thank you so much for the updates!! Your work is so much appreciated.
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Jul 30 10:44



Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Jul 30 13:38
The first one is Abba rip off and last one Marlene Dietrich.
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Jul 30 13:44
That photo of Cher and Sonny. Where is it from?
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Jul 31 9:45
From 1968 in a tv show
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Aug 8 12:29
I'm a huge Nina Hagen. She was the original Lady gaga,Madonna,Gwen Stefani,Grace Jones,Lil Kim,Xtina, Britney, Nicki Minaj....Nina had balls before any of them bitches came along. Nina Hagen is counter-culture through and through. Nina Hagen is the cobra compared to the white mice that represent Madonna and Britney Spears. The white mice had small voices which they managed quite well. Nina Hagen has a genuine singing voice, powerful, manic, psychotic. I didn't know Madonna copied her though, Can you tell me more about the Madonna/Nina Hagen thing or where I can find all the information? I'm gonna make a video about and post it to YouTube.
Posted: 1 year ago at Aug 26 18:51
For the sake of argument, you would have to apply the "copy/paste" tag to Lady Gaga, Britney Spears and the like. Seems like they all borrow looks from the past and eachother.
Posted: 1 year ago at Aug 29 2:19
Olivia Newton-John

Posted: 1 year ago at Sep 7 6:29
Leone's, There are a few more RIP offs that Madonna did of Nina Hagen. I would see if madonna revelations is still up. Manny tried to do the pink hair!
Posted: 1 year ago at Sep 7 6:33
Actually DebbieD, no one calls Britney "an innovator" who "changed things" and was the first to..." Madonna's entire career is theft of other people's work. Lady Gaga has a WAY better voice than Madonna and play piano beautifully. She does not need all the stuff but seems to enjoy it. Madonna can't sing unaccompanied or with just a piano. Her voice stinks and she's tone deaf. Lady gaga has not been sued for plagiarism multiple times successfully like madonna has..
Posted: 11 months, 3 weeks ago at Sep 28 6:26
Led Zeppelin ripped off American blues music, Michael Jackson ripped off all the other Motown sound, Nirvana ripped off 70s punk, Elvis simply ripped off black music, and yet they were all GENIUSES. Madonna is no worse than any of them.
Posted: 11 months, 2 weeks ago at Oct 7 3:32
@Film Ninja. Wrong with the exception of Elvis who few would deem a'genius' though he was able to sing along with only the barest guitar which Madonna cannot after three decades. She's a workout dancer person not a singer. Zeppelin had to pay royalties to any blues songs they covered and songs like Rock and roll sound like no one else. Nirvana as well. Michael Jackson and all the people you named could sing acapella and blow people away in jeans and t-shirts. Madonna cannot sing and no one ever looked without the fashions (usually done by others first) and super nova photoshop.
Posted: 10 months, 4 weeks ago at Oct 27 15:54
Do you have any links regarding the Nina Hagen thing?
Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Nov 29 1:59
In popular music or any art form for that matter, artists will be inspired by other artists. And yes, there will be some copying involved.

But, folks, when it comes to Madonna, the copying is at epic proportions. And while many artists will take an idea that was somebody else's and put their own mark on it; when, it comes to Madonna, she merely does a copy paste.

And before somebody throws rocks at me, please note that you're dealing with a person who was a fan of hers starting in 1983!

But, thanks to the internet, images and music, that were seen for so long as ironically and strictly Madonna's, have been exposed as copies from other people.

Accusations of plagiarism are a normal occurrence in the music industry, but the accusations and lawsuits that Madonna faces are higher than usual. Higher than other recording artists who have experienced similar success. And while she calls Lady Gaga "reductive," she's settling out of court for millions due to behavior that goes well beyond reductive. Sure, Gaga's "Born This Way" sounds similar to "Express Yourself," but at least Gaga put her mark on it and changed it so much that it's unique. In the meantime, the video that promoted "Express Yourself" was a complete copy of Fritz Lang's "Metropolis" (even down to the text on the ending frame)!

SuperAmanda, please don't be surprised by the responses you get from hardcore Madonna fans. Many have been devoted to her for several years. They have spent thousands of their hard-earned money going to her concerts(which each tickets cost a small fortune) and collecting her music memorabilia. That's an enormous emotional investment. So, when you show them proof that Madonna is nowhere near as original as she has claimed to be, it's going to be hard to take.

While, I may continue to listen to Madonna's music from time to time, because, some of it is very enjoyable, I will no longer invest the time and energy in her I once did. And honestly, she's becoming pathetic. What appeared to be an effortless ability to go from trend to trend has now become a desperate and futile attempt to stop aging. It should be noted that Madonna is slowly losing many of her most devoted fans. Many of these fans see the desperation or are simply bored with her; while others have had enough of her indifferent and many times harsh treatment towards fans.

Maybe if Madonna was a nicer and more considerate person who was grateful for her devoted following, it would be easier to forgive her and overlook all of this, but Madonna simply is not a very nice person. And many devoted Madonna are just as ready to excuse this as they will your exhaustive proof. Behavior they wouldn't accept from a normal stranger, they will apologize when it comes to Madonna, their denial is to be expected. They have to come to their own conclusions (just like I did).

But, hey, if they want to continue this support for an artist who seems woefully incapable of having an original idea of her own and who really has very little regard or respect for them, let them. I have better things to do with my time.

In the meantime, just keep posting the proof. The internet may very well may prove to be Madonna's undoing. She's the product of media that had so much control over what people saw and watched. The internet has changed that. Media, in general, is becoming more diffused and more participatory.

You may think that if Whitney Houston hadn't made her mark in the '80s, she'd be alive today. Well, I will say that if Madonna had launched her career in the mid'90s - late '90s, she's be a failure. She's be immediately seen as a poseur and a copycat.
Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Nov 29 2:25
By the way, I'm not a fan of Whitney Houston (never was or never will be). I like Lady Gaga, but I'm nowhere near devoted. I only really like one song of hers, "Poker Face" and I actually think that Trey Parker (while doing the voice of "Eric Cartman" on "South Park" performs it better than she does). So, I'm not defending these two out of devotion. I'm defending them because I don't like hypocrisy and Madonna is a hypocrite. All she's done is accused Gaga of the very things she, herself, as done. Accusing somebody else for doing your same behavior is an ancient-old technique used by the guilty for deflection. But, if you can't suppress the truth, it doesn't work.

Honestly, Madonna should have kept her mouth shut when criticizing "Born This Way," but then again, Madonna can't help herself. She's inadvertently opened a can of worms that she may not be able to contain.
Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Nov 29 21:04
I'm very happy that our work helpled to change mind and see the truth about Madonna, especially for a Madonna fan.
Feel free to visit our new blog to see more copies and rip offs
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Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Nov 29 23:30
As I said before, it's not easy to admit that you've been had. Especially for several years, so there should not be a surprise if Madonna fans deny and deny. They have spent so much money and emotional energy on her, so they are not so hesitant to give up on her.


But, here's the thing about me. I will not obsess so much on my hate of Madonna as I will on my previous love of her. There's a thin line between love and hate:

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And by the way, here's a rap by Eminem, a fellow Michigander who may have seen through her when he created this rap. But, please note, he could have easily done it accappella while another person added the very track that hooked me into Madonna from the very beginning...Holiday:

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Just think, if Mary Wilson (of the Supremes) had taken on this song, the world of American pop music would have been a very different place. But, then again, who knows if this musical legend is even true.

Please, don't feel bad if your work doesn't get much attention. Mass media has changed so much since Madonna made her debut in the early '80s. She's steadily being ignored as she desperately tries to keep up with the even faster and more shallow short attention span of the mass media. And thanks to the internet; she's not being helped either.

She's a has-been, but only her and diehard fans don't realize that. Her diehard fans who still cling on to her at this day and age can only be described as "battered spouses" who don't know any better. Madonna really doesn't treat her fans well, but there are so many of them who will still make excuses for her.

From Eminem:

"Now this looks like a job for me
So everybody, just follow me
'Cause we need a little, controversy
'Cause it feels so empty, without me
I said, "This looks like a job for me"
So everybody, just follow me
'Cause we need a little, controversy
'Cause it feels so empty, without me."

This verse sums up Madonna's entire 30-year career and honestly, it's pretty sad because whatever controversy she's led her fans to had not amounted to much.
Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Nov 29 23:47
And here's one more thing...

I disagree with the 4th point made on the side of this blog. Please note that Madonna's mother died when she was very, very young. Also note that two of her brothers are suffering from substance abuse. I believe one of them is now homeless. Also, she has a brother who was a closet gay for so much of his life. Although, on the surface, it may appear that Madonna led a boring, cultureless, life during childhood, for the most part, most Americans have been raised in a dysfunctional family...despite the outward appearance of normalcy. So, Madonna, if she had any insight and artistic talent, still had a lot of background material to work with. To me, the reasons why she didn't dig deeper are more sinister than her having a dull and cultureless childhood (which I don't believe to be true). But, then again, I'm not a psychologist or a psychiatrist. So, I will just leave it at that.
Posted: 9 months, 1 week ago at Dec 14 13:57
The question is: who's Super Amanda? LMAO
Posted: 8 months, 1 week ago at Jan 9 23:43
I like madonna's voice but I don't like what she has done. I noticed a lot of the pictures is missing. I went to click on Rihanna picture and I got "this has been deleted as feb". What happened to all the pictures that proofs she is a copy cat?
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Posted: 8 months, 1 week ago at Jan 9 23:43
Isn't anyone truly original anymore?
Posted: 7 months, 3 weeks ago at Jan 26 18:39
Wow! Most artists are sponges who escape depression via inspiration. Mundane reality is not for the Madonnas or the Nina Hagens of this world. They see an image and it takes them somewhere, sets their soul on fire. Madonna isn't the only copycat (thank god) nor is she the best. But she is among the most successful and mainstream and the way you have tracked some of her obvious thefts is enlightening. Others are a stretch and show your grudge and misconception that everything is either original or stolen. Not true at all. There is nothing new under the sun, it's all been done. For instance, with alot of time on my hands, I bet I could make an even more in-depth shocking list about Ken Russell and his inspirations, homages and rip-offs. Madonna has mostly been transparent with her appropriations. She is a pop-star in a post-modern, post-Warhol world. Ideas are not gold nuggets born to certain divine individuals who are superhuman in contribution to culture. Ideas are floating around and they belong to all of us to do whatever we wish. Madonna has made a career out of bringing glamour and art out of the dusty archives and into the mainstream for new life. She chooses the ones that excite her and inspire her to go through with 6 hours of makeup/hair/costume and dance around under the hot lights for another 4 hours even though it's very likely the pics will fail and never see the light of day. As someone sensitive to art and powerful images, I empathize with that feeling of inspiration and do the exact same thing in my own work only I am a sculptor not a pop-star. Sometimes copying something that already exists is the quickest route to giving birth to an idea you'd swear nobody on earth has ever seen before. Madonna is just repeating an artistic process that has proved to be successful and rewarding (atleast materially, but one would hope artistically).
Posted: 7 months, 3 weeks ago at Jan 27 22:19
A lot of songs sound sound similar, It Happens all the time even with artists who are completely different. I always thought Mariah Carey's song "Prisoner" sounded similar to "So Emotional" by Whitney Houston but who cares? It's no big deal. I was watching TMZ purely out of boredom because I was snowed in a few weeks ago and they were talking about Madonna using the N-word "as a term of endearment" referring to her son who is white. They said something that I found to be undoubtedly true. "Madonna: thirsty for attention since 1983." I listened to an interview with her bother Christopher who wrote a book exposing her a few years ago, he basically said actually a prig in real life which we already know.
Posted: 7 months ago at Feb 18 17:12
Most of these are petty. All pop artists copy one another. You could spend all day talking about how Beynoce, Britney, Gaga, and others all wear the same outfits or sound the same.

Led Zeppelin are the kings of plagiarism. How come no one ever brings this up and talks about how they were sued countless times for out right stealing lyrics and music from old Blues players and then passing it claiming they owned it and then getting sued and losing many times?


Of course no one wants to talk about them doing it cause their a "legend" but Madonna is easy to dislike so we should crucify her even though almost every artist since the 80's has done the same goddamn thing she's responsible for.
Posted: 7 months ago at Feb 19 15:37
@Bolshevik Gary- not all pop artist are plagiarists. There are some who really didn't copy anyone(La Roux for example) and even some old singers from 80's who still are singing like Sezen Aksu, Raffaella Carra. Originality happens extremely rarely theese days but still it is possible to find.
But Madonna unlike most of copying singers steals EVERYTHING- music, lyrics, videos, CD covers, looks etc.
I don't know how much Led Zeppelin stole but I think they didn't beat the real king of plagiarisms- Kanye West who literally stole music from hundreds of songs.
Plus nobody is praised by media to be original and innovative queen like Madonna. Not by all media luckily.
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Posted: 4 months ago at May 17 0:22
"Of course no one wants to talk about them doing it cause their a "legend" but Madonna is easy to dislike so we should crucify her even though almost every artist since the 80's has done the same goddamn thing she's responsible for."

Are you serious? Madonna has been protected and coddled by the media since day one. She has been praised and overpraised for doing things that people have already done & done better before her. It's not because she's easily hated; it's because she easily gets away with it. When Madonna copies, it's called "homage." When someone else does the same damn thing, it's "ripping off." Not only do the rules not apply to Madonna, they seem to made up for her as she goes along.
Posted: 1 month, 3 weeks ago at Jul 25 1:44
Also not mentioned here is her insatiable obsession with Olivia Newton-John.
Coincidence????
Go to Olivia Newton-John physical vs madonna physical attraction.
You be the judge...
Posted: 1 month, 3 weeks ago at Jul 26 12:00
Olivia Newton John is on the list. You need to scroll down the list and click 'Load 45 more items' and there she is. However there are no photos because many of them were deleted. You can see them in my video.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=287130094762897&set=vb.100003977279269&type=3&theater
Also that video you wrote about was already mentioned in comments.
Posted: 1 month ago at Aug 21 1:11
I don't think it counts as ripping the artist off if they have similar poses.
Posted: 1 month ago at Aug 21 13:44
@ Monstermaster If similar poses are the only similaristies you can see on these photos then I really pity you.
But yes, sometimes similar pose is enough to call it copy, when the pose is unique. For example Grace Jones' conical pose. Madonna tried to copy it in 'celebration' video but failed.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=145535258922382&set=a.112736195535622.17973.100003977279269&type=3&theater
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