Die Antwoord slams ‘Suicide Squad,’ director David Ayer for ‘Jockin’ their style

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) — South African rave-rap group Die Antwoord have slammed director David Ayer on social media for “jockin” their style in his latest film, Suicide Squad.

“Jockin: To copy the likeness of and/or follow intently,” a video posted by member Yolandi Vassir reads on Instagram Wednesday which featured photos of the group next to characters from the film such as The Joker (Jared Leto) and Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) to highlight their similar looks.

The Joker — like member Ninja — is shown with similarly placed tattoos while Harley Quinn is seen rocking three watches like how Vassir has before.

Vassir also wrote a long response to Ayer on the photo sharing site, written in the group’s own unique way of spelling and speaking, that highlights how the filmmaker was in touch with the music duo and how Ninja was invited to the film’s premiere.

“Cara Jared told us how much u were talkin abt us on set but u never asked our permision to rip us off,” she wrote referencing Leto and star Cara Delevingne. “An when ninja texted u sayin wassup wif dat u said nothin like a scared lil [expletive]. U were jus flauntin our names pretendin to b down. u aint down an u never will b.”

“But before we knew da extent of ur two face nature – u invited us to ur movie premiere(which i didnt wanna go to) but ninja went , tinkin ur solid guy an mayb there was jus a lil “misunderstandin”. Den poor ninja had to sit thru dat hole [expletive] movie,” she continued.

“An u even got da nerve to say wassup to him smilin – an ninja has to b nice cus he is there wif his kid. But we all tink u wack.”

Suicide Squad which opened Friday set box office records for August taking home $135.1 million in receipts.



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