Beyonce’s “Countdown” Already Has A Controversy

Becky Bain | October 7, 2011 4:10 pm

Beyonce has already been criticized for allegedly ripping off previous artists’ works for her musical performances, and now anti-Bey fans have more fuel to throw onto the fire. Clips from her “Countdown” video were matched-up with footage of Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, and it’s obvious that someone on Team Beyonce had seen them before. But is it homage? Inspiration? Or were we never to find out that the video’s style was not 100% original? Judge for yourself below.

Since so much of the video lifts from other material, we’re prone to think this is just an homage. Unfortunately, most will think Bey is stealing since the material she’s paying homage to isn’t extremely well known in pop culture.

What say you? Tell us in the comments.

[Via Vulture]