Brody Dalle Slams US Department Store For Stealing Her Image

Written by Nastassia Baroni on 8th January, 2015

Brody Dalle Slams US Department Store For Stealing Her Image

Aussie punk rock hero Brody Dalle has publicly called out US Department Store Macy’s for using an image of her for their Fashion Rocks advertising campaign without her permission.

Taking to Twitter, Dalle shared an image of a stencil rendering, made from an image of her taken during her Distillers mohawk era, which had been drawn onto a mirror inside a Macy’s store. “Here I am selling @Macys crappy fashion rocks campaign without being asked,” wrote Dalle in accompaniment to the picture. “@Macy’s doesn’t ask they just STEAL.”

The standoff between the department store and the Australian-born rocker seems to have been brewing for at least a few weeks. Just three weeks ago, Dalle took to Instagram to share the exact Mohawk-sporting photo of herself that the Macy’s drawing seems to be based on.

“Beware of big corporate assholes ie: Macy’s and Bloomingdales,” read the posts’s caption. “My name is Brody Dalle and this is me, you cannot use my image for your s**tty campaigns ever. Period. @macys.”

Dalle seems to have a fellow female rocker on her side in the battle against corporate entities. “They owe you big time!!,” tweeted The Muffs frontwoman Kim Shattuck at Dalle. The two then affectionally exchanged support for each other. “Hi Kim , you’re a badass , I love the muffs,” replied Dalle. “Awww you’re totally awesome! You rule!!,” added Shattuck.

Dalle previously wielded her Twitter mouthpiece to criticise Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea’s “horrendous” Booty video and later defended her comments against accusations of “slut shaming”. At the time she reiterated her belief in standing up for her beliefs.

“I am far from perfect and I have made many mistakes trying to find my way – but I will continue to stand up for what I believe in and to make this world a better place for all children, women and men,” she said.

Last year Dalle released her debut solo album under her own name, Diploid Love. Macy’s have not responded to her comments.

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