When a short teaser of Katy Perry’s Killer Queen fragrance ad first hit online, allegations of plagiarizism quickly surfaced. Many of Beyonce’s loyal fans thought it was a blatant ripoff of Bey’s Mrs. Carter World Tour video announcement. With their similar period royal vibe, I could see their arguments. It didn’t help that both visuals were directed by Jonas Akerlund. Now that the full-length commercial has debuted, Perry’s clip doesn’t seem like an outright copycat. At least to me, it doesn’t.
The 30-second TV ad begins with the 28-year-old “Roar” singer channeling Marie Antoinette. She quickly breaks out of the period costume and makes it distinctly hers by cutting the gown and tearing off her white pouf. In other words, slutting it up ;) She ends the clip by kicking down the throne and sexily poses on it. Check out the clip below and weigh in afterward if you still think it’s copying Bey’s vid or not.