In news that I can’t believe I’m saying, Maroon 5, The 1975 and Hot Chelle Rae are having beef on Twitter and it’s as cringeworthy as it is hilarious. What a day for boybands, hey?
For essential context (that most of us definitely didn’t know), Maroon 5 haven’t always gone by the name “Maroon 5”. Before their massive breakthrough album Songs About Jane, the group released two albums under the band name “Kara’s Flowers” but changed names when they were dropped from their label. Which brings us to now.
Over the weekend, Maroon 5-frontman, Adam Levine, took to Twitter to call out The 1975 for visual plagiarism of their earlier work. The tweet has since been deleted, but it said “‘Hey @the1975, you guys big ‘Kara’s Flowers’ fans?”, attaching images of their album cover next to the artwork of the new 1975 album.
It was at this point, that Matt Healy brutally shut down the pop-group, calling out Maroon 5’s 2012 single “Payphone”. Matt said, “I don’t know what the f**k that is but I love that song about being in a phone box or whatever it is”. Yikes. I’d Love It If We Made up.
But then, if you thought the situation couldn’t get any stranger, the forgotten-boyband Hot Chelle Rae entered the picture with their take. The band famous for their one-hit-wonder song “Tonight Tonight“, shared an image of their second album comparing it to the Maroon 5 and 1975 images.
It was at this point, the internet took the situation into their own hands, sharing infamous logos and works by other artists that remotely resembled the colour scheme.
Oh and also, Twitter brought in other memes too.
Trust Twitter to take a meme and make an even bigger one.
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