Warner Music bashed for signing record deal with ‘creepy’ AI pop star with the body of a ‘12 year old’

Source: nypost.com 9/8/23

Warner Music faced backlash over sexualizing its newest artist — a “creepy” artificial intelligence-generated pop star named Noonoouri who wants “to make a 12 year old look sexy.”

The record label made history by signing the first AI musician and released a debuting single, “Dominoes,” on Sept. 1 — accompanied by a nearly 3-minute music video of the blue-haired Noonoouri prancing in a bikini from Kim Kardashians Skims collection.

The virtual influencer was created in 2018 by 43-year-old German graphic designer Joerg Zuber, who conceived Noonoouri as a 19-year-old metaverse avatar.

The literal icon has starred in campaigns for fashion houses Dior, Balenciaga, and Valentino, and appeared in the pages of Elle, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar after signing with top modeling agency IMG Models Worldwide.

Noonoouri’s song, about “the interconnectedness of the world and the impact of our actions,” features an entirely AI-generated voice from two male music veterans, Leonardo Martinelli and Rafa Caivano, according to the song’s credits on YouTube.

The artists will get royalties from the song, but social media users were outraged by the video, which has nearly 75,000 views since its release.

One commenter wrote: “If they were going for ‘petite adult female’ for the design they failed miserably. If they were going for ‘I want to make a 12 year old look sexy,’ I want the police to inspect their hard drives.”

“Noonoouri is so f–king creepy and tacky. I despise the b–ch,” another commenter said.

A third called the video a combination of “sexualizing children and a– music.”

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Is this AI cartoon sexualizing children? 🤔🤷🏻‍♂️

(When Archie comics began in 1939, was there a fuss that Betty and Veronica were too sexy? 🤨🤷🏻‍♂️)

Well good luck trying to censor that haha. Not happening.

So, if you have an X-rated photo of a 19-yr-old who looks like she is 12, can you be charged with illegal possession?

Maybe the people who think this is sexualizing a 12-year-old should look in the mirror and think about what they’re thinking first so maybe there’s a creepy people

So I just watched the video in order to make my own judgment and there’s absolutely nothing even remotely sexual about the video. Its basically the avatar dancing and singing and shown wearing different bikinis, dresses and other clothes. Absolutely no nudity whatsoever. The avatar doesn’t even touch itself in a sexual manner. I refer to the avatar as an “it” because being computer generated it cannot have a true gender.
I don’t see what the fuss is all about because I’ve seen music videos with real minors in it dancing in an extremely provocative manner and no one bats an eye.

The hew and cry against this video regards sexualizing children. Many people will be horrified by the imagined effect this may have on men who are attracted to children. Personally I think the more injurious effect will be on middle school girls. The song, “Dominos”, is meant to appeal to them rather than to adults. This is a very impressionable age, full of angst and insecurities. This video may just add to that. I absolutely wouldn’t support any form of censorship or new laws. However, the creators need to have a bit more social awareness.

Seems like the Twitter-verse rolls out of bed every day scouring the Internet looking for something to be outraged and offended by.

Is this really where we’re at as a society?

Yup. Welcome to this new crazy reality There’s no going back to normal.

At least No Victim No Crime