The Weeknd’s Director Accused Of Stealing Video Treatment From Majical Cloudz

“The resemblance is too uncanny.” UPDATE: Magical Cloudz dismisses all of the allegations.

The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face" video is an explicit homage to Michael Jackson. But director Mitch Moore also thinks it's more than a little inspired by a video he worked on for the band Majical Cloudz, even though that clip never saw the light of day.

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"About a year ago, I directed a video for Majical Cloudz," Moore wrote on Instagram. "Because of creative differences, it never came out. But the production was large, and many feedback emails were sent out... somebody at the helm of a certain mega popular video must have seen one or more of these unreleased edits."

Moore posted a clip on Instagram comparing frames from his project with frames from "Can't Feel My Face." Watch that above, and revisit the Weeknd's video below. Listen to Majical Cloudz' FADER mix.

Update: Majical Cloudz responded to Moore's allegations on Tuesday afternoon and said that they were without merit.







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The Weeknd’s Director Accused Of Stealing Video Treatment From Majical Cloudz