One Direction stand accused of using the “five-finger discount” with their “You & I” video.
Released last week, an Australian production company called Oh Yeah Wow contends that 1D ripped of the concept for their music video from their own for Clubfeet’s Everything You Wanted.”
Per GossipCop, the boy banders appear in the video, slowly morphing into the next bandmate as their portion of the song begins.
The guys in Clubfeet used a similar device, and the “You & I” clip also matches the original video’s gloomy atmosphere, though it trades the street for a pier.
“It seems that the chaps of One Direction have taken it upon themselves to regurgitate our original concept, as seen in our award-winning clip for Clubfeet’s Everything You Wanted,” the statement reads (via GossipCop). “Don’t get us wrong, we here at Oh Yeah Wow are big One Direction fans and are envious of their ability to maintain flawless hairdos.”
The members of 1D have yet to respond to the copycat claims. What do you think? Check out both videos for yourself and weigh in below!