Beyonce Accused Of Plagiarism For “Countdown” Video


It’s hard to question the perfection of Beyoncé’s “Countdown” video; when we first saw it, we thought our faces would melt off like in Raiders Of The Lost Ark from its flawlessness. Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, however, is definitely not pleased with Queen Bey’s creation, and is now alleging Beyoncé’s “Countdown” video plagiarizes her dance routines. “I didn’t know anything about it. I’m not mad, but this is plagiarism,” De Keersmaker allegedly told a Danish blog. Thus the seeds of the world’s greatest breakdance fight were planted.

The targets of De Keersmaeker’s accusation include a section of the video performed by ballerinas while Beyoncé looks into the camera, as well as another dance that is supposedly similar to one that won the choreographer the Dance Screen award in 1994. Say De Keersmaker, “What’s rude about it is that they don’t even bother about hiding it. They seem to think they could do it because it’s a famous work. … Am I honored? Look, I’ve seen local school kids doing this. That’s a lot more beautiful.” Oh my god, our hands almost burst into flames just typing that!

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