Miley Cyrus Accused of Ripping Off Celtic Frost for New Album Artwork

A cartoon Miley looks like it was traced directly from the legendary metal band's 'Emperor's Return' EP

BY Josiah HughesPublished Dec 4, 2020

It goes without saying that aesthetics, ideas and trends bubble up from the underground and are inevitably co-opted into the mainstream, but sometimes the ripoff is a little more blatant. Take, for example, a promotional cartoon for Miley Cyrus' new "rock" album Plastic Hearts, which appears to have been traced from the cover of Celtic Frost's Emperor's Return EP.

The image on the left was used in multiple promotional videos on Miley's Instagram leading up to the release of Plastic Hearts last month, but it was only recently that a handful of eagle-eyed social media users pointed out that the same scantily glad, chained-up lady had previously appeared on the legendary Swiss extreme metal band's 1985 EP Emperor's Return.

Neither reps from Miley nor Celtic Frost have commented on the rip, although plenty of Twitter users have pointed out that the image appears to be directly traced. Miley's left leg is even a weird combination of her own body and the beast's tail on the Celtic Frost cover.

Read some posts about the alleged plagiarism below.



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