When Courtney Love
saw Olivia Rodrigo
's new promotional photo, she felt a sense of déjà vu.
legend chastised the Disney
star on social media
this week, accusing her of plagiarizing the cover art
for Love's former band Hole
's 1994 album "Live Through This," and demanding that Rodrigo send her flowers for the alleged blunder.
Rodrigo announced the impending release of a prom-themed concert film last week, following the release of her chart-topping debut album "Sour," with a photo of herself in a gown and tiara, carrying a bouquet of flowers, and mascara tears streaming down her face.
The image is similar to the artwork for "Live Through This," which features a similarly distraught prom queen on the cover, complete with tiara, flowers, and mascara streaks.
Love shared Rodrigo's photo on her Instagram
account on Friday and tagged the singer, cryptically writing in the caption, "Spot the difference! #twinning."
Courtney Love Cobain (@courtneylove) shared this on Instagram.
Love expanded on her many complaints against Rodrigo and her record label, Geffen, on Facebook
, claiming it was “rude” of the “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series
” star not to ask her or “Live Through This” photographer Ellen von Unwerth for permission.
“I’ve informed her that I await her flowers and [sic] note,” Love wrote, “and I sure hope it’s long. Does Disney teach kids reading and writing? God knows. Let’s see. Yes, this is rude. Rage inducing? Honey, if I had a dollar
for every time this happens, I’d be very rich!”
“My cover was my original idea,” she added, “something you might have to live life to acquire? I don’t know. Anyway. Disney? Yes, it’s rude.”
Von Unwerth, for her part, told Another Magazine in 2019 that Love was inspired for the album's photo shoot by Brian De Palma's film "Carrie," which was based on Stephen King's novel.
Courtney Love slams Olivia Rodrigo for remaking her band's Hole album cover, demanding flowers and a note: "Does Disney teach kids reading & writing? God knows. Let's see. Yes this is rude. Rage inducing? Honey if I had a dollar for every time this happens? I'd be real rich!" pic.twitter.com/dkFJdnX733 — Pop Crave (@PopCrave)
Rodrigo has since responded to Love's Instagram request, writing, "Love u and living through this sooooo much," but has yet to address the controversy further.
“Olivia, you’re welcome,” Love replied, before reiterating that she’ll check the mail for an apology
. “My favorite florist is in Notting Hill, London
! Dm me for deets! I look forward to reading your note!”
Rodrigo's livestream, "Sour Prom Concert Film," will be available on Tuesday, and the singer, who recently graduated from high school, will perform songs from his album, which was released last month.
Love, it is assumed, will not be watching.