One Direction accused of ‘sneaky’ music video copy-catting


Harry and the rest of the 1D lads have ruffled a few feathers with their new music video.

The band has been accused of coping a ‘freeze’ special effect from Australian band Clubfeet in their video for You & I which is due to be released on May 25th.

The Melbourne film production company – Oh Yeah Wow – who made the video for the Aussie band’s track Everything You Wanted  last year, have blasted the 1D boys for what they say is cheeky copy catting.

Towards the end of One Direction’s video, which was made by production company Fulwell 73, the boys ‘freeze’ on screen before they merge into their frozen image and continue moving – a special effect Oh Yeah Wow say they created.

Oh Yeah Wow wrote on their website yesterday, “Dear friends. As you may already know, those money machines One Direction & the sneaky chimps at Fulwell 73 Productions have decided to rip off our music video for Clubfeet.

“We here at Oh Yeah Wow have become somewhat fed up with plagiarism and as such, have decided to write about it. If you feel a rage face coming on, please share this link with the world.”

The company say they have not heard from the band but apparently, 1D fans have jumped to the lads’ defence.

Seamus Spilsbury from the company said, “We haven’t heard any word from the band … we have had a few emails from fans though, some voicing their anger and others that are supporting us. The One Direction fans sure are a passionate bunch!”