Everyone is talking about Selena Gomez new music video “Back To You” but not in the way she probably intended. Visually, the video is beautiful, but most fans quickly realized that it has a pretty close resemblance to popular artist Sarah Bahbah.
In an interview with us, Sarah states, “as an artist it has become my sole motivation to empower women to embrace transparency of emotion, and indulgence of body, mind and feelings”. She’s gained over half a million followers on Instagram for her intimate transparent exploration of intimate themes of love, pain, and seduction.
Bahbah’s raw storytelling photography style plays out like beautiful film stills with deep colour palettes and her signature poetic subtitles over the pictures. Selena’s “Back To You” has the same design aesthetic, and many fans are questioning whether she plagiarized.
Here’s Sarah’s work:
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Thank you for watching ‘I Could Not Protect Her’. My heart is full. The open love and support you have all shared has me in tears. Thank you. ❤️ Written, shot and directed by me. So grateful for the wonderful crew who helped make this series happen. Talent: @teething_tierra, @efos, @yomatisse, @gianninaoteto, @thegirlonthebike_ Associate producer: @lisamarieposso Stylist: @erikagolcher @yaelgitai @coach Set design: @lustandtheblackcat @pizzahontas @theflowershopnyc And @theshark and @victorpakpour on help with yesterday’s video. 😘🌟 And @verapapisova of @teenvogue for sharing my story. Read the interview in my bio. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
And here are stills Selena shared from her video:
Resemblance? The Internet is torn. Some believe it’s an exact ripoff of Bahbah’s work…
but what everybody doesnt know u stole sarah bahbah’s style of photos & deleted her comment saying “lets work together next time” hm https://t.co/miBJiRnQsb
— me (@drwxlove) June 2, 2018
Not trying to hate but they are not unique. Check out Sarah Bahbah’s work. Selena’s latest video is way too similar to hers to be considered unique
— 🌌 (@manzuma111) June 6, 2018
I’m literally so angry that Selena Gomez’s musty uncreative ass stole Sarah Bahbah’s theme!!!!!
— baby grill (@hottlikemexico) June 3, 2018
While other are defending Selena…
Hey, @sarahbahbah , I think we all know you didn’t invent subtitles. Nevertheless, Selena did it first 2011 pic.twitter.com/9RsoqQZJEt
— 🥀 (@illumigomez) June 5, 2018
Sarah Bahbah didn’t invent caption on pictures?!?! If you agree with that you never had tumblr when you were like 12-13…
— Lu (@chanelaulait) June 5, 2018
Selena has not yet commented on the allegations, but tell us what you think. Did Gomez copy Bahbah’s artistic style for “Back To You”?
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