Warner Music faced backlash over sexualizing its newest artist — a “creepy” artificial intelligence-generated pop star named Noonoouri who wants “to make a 12 12 months old look sexy.”
The record label made history by signing the primary AI musician and released a debuting single, “Dominoes,” on Sept. 1 — accompanied by an almost 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 within 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 a completely AI-generated voice from two male music veterans, Leonardo Martinelli and Rafa Caivano, in line with 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 have the desire to make a 12 12 months old look sexy,’ I need the police to examine their hard drives.”
“Noonoouri is so f–king creepy and tacky. I despise the b–ch,” one other commenter said.
A 3rd called the video a mixture of “sexualizing children and a– music.”
Representatives for Warner Music didn’t immediately reply to The Post’s request for comment.
Zuber has said Noonoouri is a mixture of fashion model Naomi Campbell and Kardashian, the “face of social media.”
On Noonoouri’s Instagram post announcing the discharge of her single to her 400,000-plus followers, one commenter questioned: “Explain to me why there may be half naked CGI child here?”
On X, formerly often called Twitter, the sentiment is similar.
“Boss Baby’s head on a womanly body? You can’t spell Noonoouri without NO,” one user wrote.
Others predicted Warner’s take care of the devilish AI singer would destroy the music industry.
“Here comes the top of any real music,” wrote one comment
Another chimed in that the Warner Music-Noonoouri deal “is concerning for all you real singers and musicians on the market.”