banner

image

Pablo Picasso once said that “bad artists copy, great artists steal.” Could the same be said about David Ayer and his iteration of the Joker in Suicide Squad? The new look of the Joker played by Jared Leto, covered in tattoos and having metal capped teeth, was one of the more controversial elements of the controversial film early on, but in the wake of the film’s release, how the Joker looks is the least of our collective concerns. That is unless you’re Ninja, one of the members of the South African rap group Die Antwoord. The stars of Chappie are fightin’ mad about Ayer “jockin’ our style,” and they’ve got some incomprehensible words for the filmmaker.

Apparently after seeing Suicide Squad, and none of the hundreds of promotional images of the Joker that have come out in the last year-and-a-half, Die Antwoord launched a tirade on their social media feed directed at Ayer. And we quote…

yes David Ayer u jockin our style. callin ninja up before your movie came our pretendin 2b down, so it looks OK when u bite our black & white graf style & our opening sequence to umshiniwam & an all da lil tiny details u nibbeld dat other people wont see but we notice. Cara & Jared told us how much u were talkin abt us on set but u never asked our permision to rip us off. An when ninja texted u sayin wassup wif dat u said nothin like a scared lil bitch. U were jus flauntin our names pretendin to b down. u aint down an u never will b. but before we knew da extent of ur two face nature – u invited us to ur movie premiere(which i didnt wanna go to) but ninja went , tinkin ur solid guy an mayb there was jus a lil “misunderstandin”. Den poor ninja had to sit thru dat hole bullsh*t movie. An u even got da nerve to say wassup to him smilin – an ninja has to b nice cus he is there wif his kid. But we all tink u wack. U shud start a crew called:,”im a fake f*ck” ask kanye if he wants to join u. Cum show ur pretty face at my studios. U know Muggs & u know where da Soul Assasin Studios at. we watin for u.

That post nearly broke the spell check. There was a video attached to the Instagram post that furthers Die Antwoord’s point, and it does paint a fairly compelling picture that Ayer might have been inspired by some of the group’s imagery, but still, what do they want from Ayer? An apology? Royalties? An excuse for him to fly to South Africa where they can beat him up? In so much as any of this is clear, what Die Antwoord wants from Ayer is rather unclear.

yes David Ayer u jockin our style. callin ninja up before your movie came our pretendin 2b down, so it looks OK when u bite our black & white graf style & our opening sequence to umshiniwam & an all da lil tiny details u nibbeld dat other people wont see but we notice. Cara & Jared told us how much u were talkin abt us on set but u never asked our permision to rip us off. An when ninja texted u sayin wassup wif dat u said nothin like a scared lil bitch. U were jus flauntin our names pretendin to b down. u aint down an u never will b. but before we knew da extent of ur two face nature – u invited us to ur movie premiere(which i didnt wanna go to) but ninja went , tinkin ur solid guy an mayb there was jus a lil “misunderstandin”. Den poor ninja had to sit thru dat hole bullshit movie. An u even got da nerve to say wassup to him smilin – an ninja has to b nice cus he is there wif his kid. But we all tink u wack. U shud start a crew called:,”im a fake fuck” ask kanye if he wants to join u. Cum show ur pretty face at my studios. U know Muggs & u know where da Soul Assasin Studios at. we watin for u. @djmuggs_the_black_goat_ @zef_alien @boojie_baby_ @ragingzefboner @_dark_force_ @dejanvisser @djhitekisgod @jipsi518

A video posted by ¥O-LANDI VI$$ER (@prawn_star) on

Suicide Squad is in theaters now.

Source: Uproxx

Category: Film

Tags: , ,

Advertisements