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Courtney Love Accuses Olivia Rodrigo Of 'Stealing' Hole Album Cover Concept

Jun. 28 2021, Published 9:17 a.m. ET

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It's brutal out here! Courtney Love called out Olivia Rodrigo for sharing promotional images that resemble her band Hole's Live Through This album cover.

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"Spot the difference! #twinning! @oliviarodrigo 😉👸👸," Love captioned a photo featuring the 18-year-old looking tearful while wearing a prom queen crown and holding a bouquet of flowers. Hole's 1994 album cover featured an image of model Leilani Bishop wearing a tiara and holding flowers with tears streaming down her face.

 "love u and live through this sooooo much," Rodrigo commented.

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"Olivia — you're welcome. My favorite florist is in Notting Hill, London! Dm me for deets! I look forward to reading your note!" the 56-year-old responded.

Fans were divided on Love's take.

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"imitation is the sincerest form of flattery — and yours was one of the most iconic album covers of all time! CL rules," one noted.

"Carrie did it for the boomers, Courtney did it for Gen X and millennials, and Olivia came through for Gen Z. Issa timeless look," another wrote.

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"I thought about Hole the second I saw this picture in Olivia’s instagram! Both icons ❤️🙌🏻," another commented.

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The "good 4 u" singer previously shared the images to promote an upcoming concert film due to stream on June 29 on YouTube. "Since I never got to go to prom, I wanted to throw a little prom party with my fav ppl (you guys obvs)," she tweeted.

Love also took to Facebook to comment further on the controversy. "it was rude of her , and geffen [Records] not to ask myself or Ellen von unwerth [Live Through This photographer] . It’s happened my whole career so I d c . But manners is manners !" she responded to one fan who agreed the album cover was a "total rip-off."

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"Stealing an original idea and not asking permission is rude. There’s no way to be elegant about it . I’m not angry . It happens all the time to me," the "Celebrity Skin" singer wrote to one follower who stated that it was "a silly thing to get mad about."

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"But this was bad form," Love continued. "That’s not bullying or bomb throwing . This persons music has nothing to do with my life . Possibly never will . It was rude And I gave every right to stick up for my work . Don’t gatekeep me ! I’m honorable as f**k to my fellow artists , and I expect the same ."

"It’s on GEFFEN," Love explained in another comment. "I’ve informed her I await her flowers snd [sic] note . 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 everyone this happens ? I’d be real rich !"

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