Brody Dalle accuses US department store Macy’s of using her image without permission

Singer is not happy with store's new Fashion Rocks campaign

Brody Dalle has accused US department store Macy’s of using her image without her permission.

The punk singer claims that the shopping chain has copied a stencil of her sporting a mohican, from her days with old band The Distillers, for their Fashion Rocks advertising campaign. “Here I am selling @Macys crappy fashion rocks campaign without being asked,” she wrote on Twitter. “@Macy’s doesn’t ask they just STEAL.”

She then sent a slew of further messages to Macy’s Twitter account – which you can see below – although the store are yet to respond.”London Calling is one of the most revered punk rock records of all time, that photo by Pennie Smith is one of the most iconic,” she said. “@Macys i wonder if the clash would like to sell your crappy campaign ? Paul Simonon is smashing his bass in the background.”

She also told Macy’s that their next campaign should be called “stealing rocks” and added: “Lucky for you I sent a cease and desist before you rolled out your nation wide “fashion rocks” campaign eh?”

@Macys i wonder if the clash would like to sell your crappy campaign ? Paul Simonon is smashing his bass in the background

— Brody Dalle (@BrodyDalle) January 7, 2015

Last year, Dalle was forced to deny “slut and body shaming” following comments she made about Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea’s Hype Williams-directed video for the single ‘Booty’. The music video featured both artists dancing in leotards, inspiring Dalle to state: “I think JLo and Iggy Azalea have lost their heads up each other’s big butts… I’m trying to understand what the point of their horrendous video is but I can’t find one.”

She later clarified her comments, however, stating: “JLo and Iggy may feel empowered by their bodies and that’s fine, their bodies ARE powerful, beautiful and life giving. But they are so much more than just their bodies. They may feel that using their bodies is the only currency they have in order to stay popular and on the top. It has become a contest of who gets the most hits on YouTube and Vevo and who can take it the furthest, not about the quality of their songs and the messages they are sending. And why? To make lots of money and to line the pockets of the big machines, regardless of who that affects.”

Dalle released her first record under her own name, ‘Diploid Love’, last year. The record features guest appearances from Garbage’s Shirley Manson, The Strokes’ Nick Valensi, Michael Shuman of Queens Of The Stone Age and Emily Kokal of Warpaint among others.
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