but niall is behind princess Letizia and prince Felipe from Spain
he’s been making a habit of hanging with the royals! he was also with vicente del bosque and toni grande wtf!?
I know exactly how you feel. Ben absolutely needs to answer for his actions, but unfortunately and unfairly, when this story starts gaining traction it’s going to reflect badly on the boys, more than on him.
Based on Oh Yeah Wow’s tweet, it looks like they tried to address this with Ben’s production company privately, but didn’t get anywhere, so Ben’s doubly at fault here; first for ripping off the idea and again for unnecessarily forcing this conversation into the public sphere.
the music video for clubfeet’s everything you wanted, that was plagiarized by director ben winston for the one direction you and i music video
i feel awful because the members of one direction are so genuine and talented but they’re constantly being screwed over by the people who work for them and as a band they end up looking ridiculous from liam not apologizing for tweeting something offensive to a plagiarized music video they need to be handled better because the time will come when they can’t bank on their fame to get them out of things
So it seems that (almost) everyone is agreed. The most recent One Direction video is a bit of a fail… A bit of an epic fail. Both Nat and I were left largely confused by the video. Nat’s reaction was so extreme she even took the time to commit it to video.
But it goes further than that. When I first saw the video I was struck by how closely it resembled another brilliant video clip I had seen some time ago.
Well, in my opinion, it’s not just a resemblance. It’s plagiarism.
The attached article expresses it best, but I think this is the kind of thing which should be called out. The fandom, when it acts a whole, is actually very powerful. I think sometimes it’s forgotten that this group of people are actually in control of what happens with One Direction.
I don’t think hating on Ben Winston, or his production company, is the right thing to do, but I do think expressing your (mine and our too) serious concerns about the marketing direction that the One Direction brand has taken is both valid and necessary.
You have a voice. Use it.
-Tim (and Nat) :)
I spoke a little about how this reverse stromotion effect had been lifted directly from Clubfeet’s music video when You & I came out, but I’m sort of glad that Oh Yeah Wow is aware of it now, even if it means things are about to get awkward.
I mean, there’s making use of emerging technologies and then there’s using that technology to duplicate existing work and copy specific events, like say, the crate jump.