There’s no question Katy Perry had us Rise to the challenge in her newest AH-Mazing music video… but what if the idea is not hers alone?!
Kevin Jonas, Sr. tweeted this out (below) to kick off the controversy:
And while he got a TON of reaction from fans of every stripe on the social network, it’s best to just take it to the videos themselves to see what U think!
Ch-ch-check out Somerlyn’s Parachute (below):
And then immediately after, ch-ch-check out Perry’s Rise (below):
For what it’s worth, a rep for the director of Rise — Paul Gore — told reporters that the similarities are entirely coincidental, saying:
“The filmmakers created a video for Katy Perry having never before seen the other video. Any similarity is pure coincidence.”
Even Parachute director Ryan Pallotta weighed in on the controversy, saying:
“Paul Gore is a revered director and I’m sure he wouldn’t knowingly copy anything. It’s just a parachute ├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ there are lots of them in prop houses and I would chalk this up to coincidence.”
What do U think?? Much ado about nothing, or are the similarities too great to ignore?!
Let us know in the comments (below)!
[Image via Kevin Jonas, Sr./Twitter.]