Liar, Liar: 10 Celebrities Accused Of Plagiarism

I'm not here to say whether or not the following celebrities plagiarized. That job, thankfully, belongs to the justice system. My job is to chronicle a list of celebrities who have been accused, by law or by social media, to have copied a significant portion of a piece of their work. If you're curious, let's jump right in, and get to what 10 celebrities in Hollywood have been accused of stealing their stuff.

10 Beyonce

9 Robin Thicke

8 Jay Z

7 Lady Gaga

6 Joe Biden

5 James Cameron

4 Amy Schumer

3 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


2 Sam Smith

1 Katy Perry

Another instance of musical similarity was Katy Perry's "Roar" and Sara Bareilles' "Brave". The latter came out in 2014, and the former in 2013. Once again, I don't find them particularly similar, but many people did (thematically or musically? It's unclear). Unlike some of the other people on this list, who gave into their urges and pursued the "offending" artists in justice, Bareilles laughed about the similarity, acknowledging that Perry's "Roar", with over a billion views on YouTube, was a huge boon to her song, which probably got more than half of its views from people checking to see how much alike they sounded.



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Liar, Liar: 10 Celebrities Accused Of Plagiarism