Resentment of the Day: Rihanna Ruined Seapunk?

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Rihanna has apparently hit a nerve with hipster kids on Tumblr after her kitsch-colored Saturday Night Live performance last weekend came off as a bit too reminiscent of the 3D-overloaded, aqua-themed, '90s cyberpunk aesthetic embraced by the quirky electronica microscene known as "Seapunk" (shown left). According to BuzzFeed, the CGI visuals used during Rihanna's performance were based on another music video directed by LA-based producer Jerome LOL and its resemblance has triggered an angry outpour from those who felt their subgenre had been involuntarily mainstreamed. Meanwhile, SPIN reports that other trendsetting artists like Lady Gaga and Azelia Banks came under similar accusations earlier this year.

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