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Added by SuperAmanda on 22 Jun 2010 05:24
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MADONNA: THE QUEEN OF PLAGIARISM

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

madonnarevelations.blogspot.com/2008/09/aint-no-big-deal-to-steal-metropolis.html
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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 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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Madonna's most famous "iconic" (yeah right...) song is a COMPLETE RIP OFF of "Deep In Vogue":

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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Worst Steven Meisel cleavage madonna photoshop fake EVER below. Photos of Madonna pathetically trying to be the buxotic hourglass Mansfield would have been more professional if they'd painted in an entire black magic marker.

(Hint-Jayne was not cut with bicep bulge and lats!)




Madonna lacks Jayne Mansfield’s charm.

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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.
www.news.com.au/entertainment/music/sydney-artist-sues-madonna-over-perfume-logo/story-e6frfn09-1226347916174




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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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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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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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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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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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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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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:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZvE6NMIl_E
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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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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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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 over in the dress to house a family of five.

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.

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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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Sad Madonna Stans 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.


MADONNA IS A COPY PASTE

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