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Troye Sivan CALLS OUT Singer Who Ripped off His Album Cover

Did Russian singer Maksim Burmatov copy Troye Sivan's album cover? (Photo: Instagram)

Did this Russian singer plagiarize Troye Sivan’s Blue Neighbourhood album art? Troye and his fans definitely think so!

Update: The singer officially responded to Troye’s accusations.

Troye Sivan Notices That a Russian Singer Copied His Album Art

A few days ago, Russian singer Maxim Burmatov (Максим Бурматов) posted an image on his social media accounts. It was a piece of art starring himself.

However, fans immediately started drawing comparisons to Troye Sivan’s album cover art for Blue Neighbourhood.

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Maxim’s VK page. (Photo: VK)

As you can see, the images are remarkably similar. Troye’s album cover was originally illustrated by Taiwanese artist Hsiao-Ron Cheng, who did not have anything to do with Maxim’s piece.

Troye vs. Maxim.

Seeing Double: Maksim’s promotional art appears very similar to Troye’s. (Photo: Instagram)

Along with that image, Maxim announced his brand new album – but got a little more negative attention than he was probably expecting.

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Troye Sivan: “See You in Court!”

Troye Sivan jokingly (or maybe not) tweeted, “See you in court, sweaty!”

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His fellow YouTubers were very amused. “Hahaha… what the fuck is this?” Lia Marie Johnson tweeted. “It’s like when you order Sprite and they give you Sierra Mist.”

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Maxim’s Instagram account was flooded by Troye fans, who spammed “See you in court, sweaty!” on his photo.

Maxim Burmatov.

Maxim Burmatov poses on a sofa. (Photo: Instagram)

Some eagle-eyed fans even noticed that Maxim’s lyrics had some similarities to Troye’s songs. Is imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? Is this just a big misunderstanding or coincidence?

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“Don’t you dare mess with us!” one Troye fan wrote. “We’ll bring you down!”

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