Taylor Swift's 'Delicate' Music Video: Everything It's Accused of Ripping Off

Taylor Swift's new music video is a lot to take in: The star becomes invisible (though not to us), dances wildly through a hotel lobby, stumbles onto the Los Angeles Metro barefoot and does a split on a car in the rain. She also makes funny faces in a mirror, which is likely to become an unavoidable meme for at least two weeks.

The "Delicate" clip, promoting the sixth single from Reputation, is remarkably entertaining, but its visuals struck some viewers as oddly familiar. At the very least, it seems like a deliberate throwback to one of the greatest music videos of all time: Fatboy Slim's "Weapon of Choice," directed by Spike Jonze.

Here's a list of things Swift's video has been compared to—or, in some cases, accused of copying:

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1. Spike Jonze's 2016 Kenzo fragrance ad​

The shots of Swift dancing through the hotel are indisputably reminiscent of this Kenzo ad, in which actress Margaret Qualley shows off similarly wild dance moves and even mugs in front of a mirror. The costumes are similar, too. (Though Qualley, perhaps wisely, does not go on the subway without shoes.)

Here are some shot-by-shot comparisons:

2. Fatboy Slim's 2000 "Weapon of Choice" video

Maybe she has something for Spike Jonze. For this video, he directed actor Christopher Walken showing off otherworldly dance moves in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel in Los Angeles. Swift's video has drawn comparisons to it, though in fairness, any music video that involves a celebrity dancing in a swanky hotel lobby will invariably call to mind "Weapon of Choice." (Also, Swift doesn't learn to fly.)

If you haven't seen the Fatboy Slim clip, correct this below.

3. La La Land

Swift's video is set in Los Angeles and involves whimsical dancing, which means it's the same as La La Land... right? Eh. OK, next.

4. Britney Spears's "Lucky" video

Back in 2000, before Taylor Swift and poptimism conquered the world, Britney Spears released her "Lucky" video, which depicts the singer standing around unnoticed and essentially invisible in the shadows of a star named Lucky. Swift's video has drawn some comparisons, though the similarities are pretty minor. Both videos might be interpreted as reflections on the unfulfilling nature of fame and 24/7 visibility, as well as a chance to explore what happens when a pop star goes incognito. 

5. Maddie Ziegler in Sia's "Chandelier" video

Swift's dance moves are said to be similar to those displayed by the young actress Maddie Ziegler in Sia's video for "Chandelier." You be the judge of that.

The "Delicate" video was premiered during the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday night. You can watch it below.

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