The cover art for Doja Cat’s newly released album, Scarlet, initially caused some controversy. When it was first unveiled in August, it was noticed that the artwork was strikingly similar to that of a metal band’s album, which was also set to be released on the same day. Following this, Doja decided to update the cover with an illustration featuring two spiders, created by the same artist as before.
However, not everyone was pleased with the new cover. Despite this, Doja has made it clear that she is not concerned with the opinions of her critics.
A fan page for Doja on X (previously known as Twitter) posted the cover art for all four of her albums, praising her for always having unique artwork for her albums. In response to this, another user criticized the Scarlet cover, referring to the spiders as “ugly ticks.”
Doja defended her choice of artwork, stating, “The art I chose for my album is beautiful and I like it a lot. The two spiders signify conquering your fear. None of my album covers had meaning until this album. You not accepting me was a fear I used to have. I don’t care anymore about satisfying you.”
Scarlet is now available via RCA. More information can be found here.