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Live Through This (1994), Sour Prom teaserPhotography Ellen von Unwerth and Instagram (@oliviarodrigo)

Courtney Love addresses Olivia Rodrigo photo and Hole artwork similarities

Rodrigo’s Sour Prom concert film teaser has been likened to the band’s Live Through This album cover

Courtney Love has taken to social media to call out the similarities between Olivia Rodrigo’s teaser for her upcoming Sour Prom film, and the cover for Hole’s second studio album, Live Through This. Both images depict a woman – Rodrigo and the model Leilani Bishop, respectively – wearing a tiara and smudged eye make-up, and clutching a bouquet of flowers.

Reposting Rodrigo’s June 23 teaser to Instagram a day later, Love captioned the picture: “Spot the difference! #twinning!”

She’s also elaborated on the similarity in the comments to an accompanying Facebook post, calling it “rude”, and criticising the fact that no one asked for permission from her or the original photographer, Ellen Von Unwerth. “My cover was my original idea. A thing you maybe have to actually live life to acquire? I don’t know,” she wrote.

Rodrigo has subsequently commented on Love’s #twinning” Instagram post directly, saying: “Love u and live through this sooooo much.”

“Olivia – you’re welcome,” Love replied. “My favorite florist is in Notting Hill, London! DM me for deets! I look forward to reading your note!”

The Hole frontwoman is seemingly holding Rodrigo to the request, too, adding on Facebook: “I’ve informed her I await her flowers and note. I sure hope it’s long. Does Disney teach kids reading and writing? God knows. Let’s see.”

Courtney Love has also recently spoken out about fans calling for a Hole reunion, claiming that it’s never going to happen. “No, absolutely not,” she said. “And you guys have gotta get over it.”

View the musician’s original post about the Sour Prom promotional photo below.