Inspiration Comes In Many Forms: Did Usher Copy Homer Simpson?
from the wow-wow-wow dept
Either way, the real question should be: does it really matter? I mean, it's amusing, but is the world any worse off if Usher and will.i.am did blatantly copy Homer Simpson? Even if you don't like one song (or the other), copying doesn't do anything to harm the original, and obviously the Usher song is really quite different in overall tone and intent. The two are hardly competing. When this story first came out, lots of folks were quick to slam Usher and will.i.am -- and it may seem easy to mock them for supposedly copying a cartoon character -- but music is all about inspiration and creating and building off of a variety of influences. If one of those influences happens to be Homer Simpson... is that really such a problem?