A prank that Ellen DeGeneres featured on her daytime talk show is called out for being similar to an earlier skit by Instagram comedian Funny Marco.
Social media is accusing the writers of The Ellen DeGeneres Show of plagiarism on behalf of Instagram comedian Funny Marco. Back in November, Marco produced two hilarious skits that both took place in a local Walmart. He walked up to unsuspecting customers while reciting lyrics to Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot” and Cardi B’s “Money.” The customers were extremely confused but eventually caught on to the prank.
Last week on Ellen, a similar version of the prank popped up but instead of rap music, they used Dua Lipa’s “New Rules.”
Users on social media slammed the show and asked Ellen to invite Funny Marco on the program in order to highlight the original creator.
Couldn’t of possibly gotten the guy who started doing this first @funny_marco ? Just a quick thought
— Brian Johnston (@badnewsbrian) January 2, 2019
🤔🤔 mmm I’ve seen this somewhere…..oh yeah shout out to @funny__marco_
— Sharnette Evans (@EvansSharnette) January 4, 2019
use @funny_marco instead 🤷♂️
— C4 🔌🎶🇭🇹 (@mynameizC4) January 2, 2019
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