Camila Cabello’s coming under fire over accusations of ‘copying’ Halsey with her Romance merch and aesthetic.
The new album was quick to soar to the top and received widespread praise from fans and critics alike. However, a series of backlash followed as people criticised the pop singer for similarities between her Romance teasers and work by Halsey and Lana Del Rey, then they called her out for ‘ripping off’ Marina with Cry for Me and now she’s being accused of ‘stealing’ from Halsey with her Romance merch and aesthetic in general.
Following the release of Romance, a number of tweets went viral comparing Camila’s merch to Halsey’s. Camila is selling a ribcage t-shirt with a heart in it, similar to Halsey’s ribcage t-shirt with a butterfly in it and she also put out a stabbed heart t-shirt on sale, similar to a Halsey stabbed heart-t-shirt. Oops.
It got out of hand and beyond obvious when people began pointing out that the comparisons even go beyond merch. Camila has also seemed to have used font, tarot cards and a baroque aesthetic similar to Halsey’s hopeless fountain kingdom era.
Things out intense when Halsey’s visual designer Garrett Hilliker joined and weighed in on the comparisons. He tweeted a set of photos comparing various Camila Cabello merch items and visuals to ones which Halsey had released beforehand. He also tweeted out photos comparing Camila’s recent performance visuals to Halsey’s. He then directly called out Camila’s visual designer Amber Park for ‘stealing’ from him.
As of now, Camila and Amber are yet to address the ongoings while the war of words stands to hold.