Olivia Rodrigo Accused of Copying Courtney Love, Pom Pom Squad

Olivia Rodrigo and Courtney Love have been making headlines this weekend after the rock star accused the young singer of "stealing" her album artwork concept.

It all started on Thursday when Love posted Rodrigo's "Sour" artwork on Instagram with the caption: "Spot the Difference! #twinning" in an effort to note the similarities to Hole's "Live Through This" album cover from 1994.

Rodrigo acknowledged the similarities herself in a comment on Love's post: "love u and live through this sooooo much."

Love then responded to Rodrigo's comment asking for flowers and a note: "Olivia—you're welcome. My favorite florist is in Notting Hill, London! Dm me for deets! I look forward to reading your note!"

Over the weekend, Love also discussed the similarities between the artworks on Facebook in a number of comments.

"it was rude of her, and [Rodrigo's label] geffen not to ask myself or [Live Through This cover photographer] Ellen von unwerth," Love wrote in reply on Facebook. "It's happened my whole career so I d c. But manners is manners!"

In another comment, the "Miss World" singer wrote: "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. But this was bad form. 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 fuck to my fellow artists, and I expect the same."

She also added: "I've informed her I await her flowers and note," Love wrote. "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!"

Courtney Love and Olivia Rodrigo
Courtney Love and Olivia Rodrigo Getty

Newsweek has reached out to Rodrigo and Love's representatives for comment.

However, many are criticizing Love for claiming ownership of the crying prom queen aesthetic with a number of people pointing out that Rodrigo was likely inspired by Stephen King's "Carrie" and that the 56-year-old did not invent the concept of a crying prom queen.

One fan pointed out some storied posted by Rodrigo to Instagram of her inspiration which included a reference to Carrie, The OC and Twilight.

not courtney love thinking olivia “stole” her idea when olivia literally posted these pictures on her story hinting towards her inspo for her Sour prom concert film pic.twitter.com/VyNdnN4k9Y

— livy (@whiteflowersz) June 27, 2021

But now some people are accusing Rodrigo of copying the band Pom Pom Squad who's album artwork features similar cheerleader aesthetics.

"Why are we talking about Courtney when who Olivia copied was this Indie rock band called Pom Pom Squad," one tweet reads, along with side-by-side comparisons of album promo shots.

Why are we talking about Courtney when who Olivia copied was this Indie rock band called Pom Pom Squad pic.twitter.com/OH70tum9v1

— Ju🧚‍♀️ (@smghollander) June 27, 2021

Fronted by Mia Berrin, the indie rock band from Brooklyn has just released its debut album, "Death of a Cheerleader."

Newsweek has reached out to Pom Pom Squad's representatives for comment.