ILLIT is sarcastically criticized as the group that plagiarizes the most in Kpop, but fans still defend it

Thảo MaiMay 16, 2024 at 17:33

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ILLIT is a trending g.irl group that is sweeping many domestic and foreign music charts. However, even before their debut, the group was entangled in many plagiarism controversies.

Previously, at the press conference that "shocked" Kbiz, Min Hee Jin - CEO of ADOR once made a statement that caused a "storm" when asserting that ILLIT was a copied product of NewJeans. At this time, many people still laughed and said that the "mother" of NewJeans had uncontrolled speech. But at present, many online communities have to apologize to Min Hee Jin when ILLIT is "engulfed" in a series of plagiarism accusations every day.

"Copy" the choreography in NewJeans' promotional song

Most recently, two performance directors of NewJeans took steps to post a complaint accusing ILLIT of plagiarizing the choreography. Specifically, director Kim Eunju accused ILLIT of copying the choreography and affirmed that this was plagiarism and could not be called a coincidence. Or as the director of Black Q also spoke up about every centimeter of similarity between the two products.

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The video comparing ILLIT's Lucky G.irl Syndrome choreography and NewJeans' advertising dance for a fast food brand immediately went viral on social networks. Most opinions say that, from the lineup, the main movements for the chorus seem to be copied exactly from the original.

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Although later, a NewJeans dance move was also "dissected" to learn ideas from the hit song M.oney (Lisa BLACKPINK), but netizens affirmed that that cannot be used as an excuse for their choreography. ILLIT has no changes in the choreography but keeps it intact.

Accused of plagiarizing the choreography, HYBE later added credits

On platform In fact, this is ILLIT's dance cover from before their debut. However, the company's crew "forgot" to write down the choreographer in the credits. After the original choreographer tagged a series of accounts of ILLIT, HYBE, and Belift Lab in order to receive an explanation and then the choreographer's credit was added.

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Stealing ideas from NewJeans and LE SSERAFIM

In the clip accusing ILLIT of plagiarism, the video owner compared the dance moves in the song Magnetic to the songs Ditto, Attention (NewJeans) or Easy (LE SSERAFIM).

All three music groups, ILLIT, NewJeans, and LE SSERAFIM, belong to the HYBE group but belong to different subsidiaries. Specifically, ILLIT belongs to Belift Lab, NewJeans belongs to ADOR and LE SSERAFIM belongs to Source Music. Many opinions say that even though they are the same HYBE group, having surprisingly similar choreography cannot avoid suspicion of plagiarism.

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ILLIT copies NewJeans to the point... scary?

Not only the choreography, after "reviewing" netizens, they also had to admit that ILLIT copied NewJeans from the smallest things to a scary level. Specifically, the online community pointed out details that ILLIT copied from NewJeans such as the logo design using a combination of pixel and basic fonts. Sticker album cover design. Credits under the MV, attending a fashion event before debut, taking photos of traditional hanbok costumes with similar styles, even the cover of ILLIT's Super Elle magazine is also arranged in the same layout and style as the creation. NewJeans' image in their debut MV Attention.

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Fans defend

Since its debut, ILLIT has been continuously entangled in controversies. Currently, the group is being called out again amid the "war" between ADOR and HYBE with accusations of "plagiarizing NewJeans". Not only has public sympathy degraded, ILLIT also received many malicious and toxic comments.

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Fans all feel sorry for ILLIT and feel that BELIFT or HYBE are being irresponsible by not taking action to protect the group. While obviously, HYBE/BELIFT are the creators and visual direction for ILLIT. Even adult idols suffer a lot of psychological damage from toxic comments, while ILLIT has very young members like Iroha or Wonhee.

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