NewJeans plagiarized a Mexican band, ILLIT immediately showed up, turned back to sarcasm?

Bảo NamMay 22, 2024 at 07:24

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During the past few days, ILLIT - BELIFT LAB's rookie g.irl group has been struggling because they were labeled a copy, copying NewJeans from styling, concept to choreography. But recently, NewJeans have been ridiculed in the opposite direction.

According to Korean media, El Sigol - a Mexican general newspaper - reported last January, "NewJeans appears to have copied local g.irl group Jeans".

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The newspaper said: "The new Kpop g.irl group NewJeans seems to be influenced by the Mexican g.irl group Jeans, which was very popular in the 90s" and compared the two groups to have some similarities in image ideas. , costumes, style and choreography.

This suspicion originates from a Facebook user, who said: "NewJeans seems to be heavily inspired by Jeans, both in terms of main ideas and music. This could also be a coincidence." However, because NewJeans is characterized by reflecting the culture of the 90s and early 2000s (Y2K).

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After that, many images and videos comparing NewJeans and Jeans were posted, such as the logo being similar in that the capital letter "J" is emphasized in the group name and the logo being diverse in many different ways, the CD design of Jeans and NewJeans' first album cover design, outfit, hairstyle, and choreography are also said to have many similarities.

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Mexican g.irl group Jeans debuted in 1995. They were active until 2008. They reunited in 2015 and are currently active under the changed group name JNS.

The topic of suspicion of NewJeans plagiarizing the Jeans group attracted 63,000 reads in a post on theqoo, with nearly 1,500 comments.

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Korean audiences gave different reactions. Many opinions believe that producer Min Hee Jin acted excessively when he directly criticized the ILLIT group for copying NewJeans, while NewJeans was also suspected of plagiarizing another group.

Knet reaction:

- Ahhh I don't know. If it's Min Hee Jin, it's creativity, for others it's plagiarism? It's too ridiculous.

- So what makes her confidently accuse ILLIT of plagiarism?

- Group name, logo, even MV was stolen. If it's NewJeans, it's just "jumping with the trend". Another group did the same, "everything is the same, everything is plagiarized". Even for true artists, it's hard to be arrogant like this.

- Am I the only one who doesn't think that's a reference? Completely copied.

- They even copied BTS's Hanbok performance at Geunjeongjeon Hall but claimed they were the first!

- (New)Jeans literally.

- Even the name is inherited from people's creativity.

- This case makes me tired, and I see the ugly side of Kpop. Stop embarrassing Korea.

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However, there are also many opinions defending the group.

"When I watch videos of NewJeans and Jeans, I can't see any similarities, even in the color of the music", "If we discuss fashion, it is a very common feeling in Europe at the beginning of the 21st century"...

"Looking at some of the similarities in the team name and visual concept, it seems like it was definitely a reference in the planning stages. But despite that, NewJeans still has its own unique color. I've watched a few of Jin's videos and the overall feeling is quite different from NewJeans" - another viewer commented.

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While everyone was still arguing fiercely, on the evening of May 20, posts appeared refuting this plagiarism suspicion. A post on theqoo pointed out that the image of Jeans' CD appearing in the comparison section had been edited. The original disc was originally black but was changed to a blue tone to resemble the NewJeans album design.

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The comparison of choreography and MV footage between the two groups also seems to have been maliciously cut together. The iconic hair-flipping dance move in NewJeans' song "Attention" is said to resemble a move from the group Jeans. But when watching Jeans' entire dance video, it's almost nothing. The person who posted the post is said to have intentionally not posted a video but only posted still photos to create the feeling that the two groups were similar.

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Many viewers believe that this could be a media "trick" by HYBE to deliberately dig up news that is unfavorable to NewJeans, in the context that NewJeans' management company - ADOR is having a dispute with the group. HYBE mother.

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