JYP Amusement accused of plagiarizing Ateez for new woman group’s tunes movie

K-pop powerhouse JYP Leisure finds itself embroiled in controversy for alleged plagiarism of an Ateez music movie and the boy band’s thought for its own rookie female group’s debut.

On Tuesday, the firm’s new lady team NMIXX entered the K-pop fray with the solitary “Ad Mare.” But just a working day due to the fact the debut, the septet is creating headlines for accusations of plagiarism: The band’s titular “O.O” has appear beneath hearth for copying boy band Ateez’s tunes online video and its universe.

The audio online video for “O.O” starts with pirate-associated products laid on the floor and swerves to zoom into a massive galleon in a nondescript spot. And in line with the explanation, Atinies, the official fandom title for Ateez, has pointed out that the clip shares a lot of similarities to the boy band’s new music video clip, stressing it is an difficulty that “cannot be ignored.”

Supporters took to social media, with just one commenter writing, “It’s far more than a few of scenes that remind of Ateez’s music movie. Also, if you look closely at how the album is introduced, not only did the group plagiarize the thought, but also copied Ateez’s universe.”

“It’s not a typical principle (in the K-pop scene), and a lot of elements, such as the pirate picture and the placing, overlap,” the commenter added.

Followers have specified in particular scenes wherever every single of the bandmates show up by searching at the sky with a metropolis qualifications, sky sailors moving in a pink cloud and burning ships that seem in NMIXX’s songs movie as in essence identical to the pirate ideas used by Ateez for the audio movie of “Illusion.”

As quickly as the tunes video was introduced, hashtags like “JYP need to describe plagiarism” and “JYP must apologize for plagiarism” began trending on Twitter. JYP Amusement has not nevertheless produced an official statement regarding the problem, as of push time.

A “universe” in K-pop describes the total deal of a band’s musical traits, kinds, creative imagination and visuals. And for Ateez, pirate-themed stories have been at centre stage of their universe principle because the group’s debut in 2018 with “Pirate King.” The group has because explained on their own as K-pop corsairs with ships, swords and sea monsters.

The band’s five-section “Treasure” album series, produced from 2018 to 2020, makes use of the sea and sailing as a motif. The team also has utilized props like the wreckage of a ship and chief Hong-joong dressing up as pirate king, vividly demonstrating their notion revolves all around pirates.

Not only is NMIXX’s new music movie for “O.O.” going through allegations of plagiarism, but the band’s concept online video titled “New Frontier: Declaration” is accused of copying Ateez’s “Declaration” from the band’s very first EP, “Treasure EP. Map to Respond to,” introduced in 2020.

Digipedi, the studio that manufactured the tunes online video for “O.O,” has collaborated with Ateez ahead of, but enthusiasts discovered out that the studio did not make the songs video for “Illusion.”

Meanwhile, NMIXX introduced a 4-music package deal Tuesday, and the septet is predicted to continue on its promotions.

By Park Jun-hee ([email protected])