Similarities between 2011 clip and Misty's 'The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment' video highlighted
The team behind US comedy website Funny Or Die have accused Father John Misty of copying one of their videos for his latest music video.
Father John Misty revealed the video for ‘The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment’ last week. In the video he seduces an exact lookalike of himself, taking the doppleganger home where viewers see the pair kissing.
The video can be seen below:
Funny Or Die claims this video matches a 2011 film they made with actor Dave Franco titled ‘Go Fuck Yourself’ in which Franco meets an exact lookalike in a bar before taking him home and having sex with him. Their video is here:
In an article published yesterday titled: “Did Father John Misty’s New Video Rip Off Dave Franco’s ‘Go Fuck Yourself’ From 2011?” both videos were broken down scene by scene with eight scenes from the Father John Misty video shown alongside the Funny Or Die video.
Conceding that the plots end differently, Funny Or Die sum up their case by saying: “Dave certainly took it a step further, but yeah. Same video. Watch the two full videos below and draw your own conclusions. Oh, and Father John Misty? If you’re reading this, go fuck yourself.”
Father John Misty has since responded to the accusations, tweeting: “I guess this is the time to confess that the song itself is lifted directly from that Funny Or Die video.”
Earlier this week Father John Misty released covers of Taylor Swift’s ‘Welcome To New York’ and ‘Blank Space’ before removing them from his Soundcloud page afte claiming Lou Reed told him to in a dream.
The former Fleet Foxes member had covered the songs in the style of The Velvet Underground as a prank, after Ryan Adams released his Springsteen-influenced cover album of Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ on Monday (September 21).