Many netizens had brought up the issue of indie band hyukoh's alleged plagiarism in the past week, pointing out the similarities between hyukoh's songs to the those of Beach Fossils and The Whitest Boy Alive.
Beach Fossils themselves have now joined the rabble of people who are claiming that hyukoh copied their song "Golden Age" for "Panda Bear."
On Beach Fossils' official Twitter account, a tweet was uploaded that seemed to take a jab at hyukoh for their alleged plagiarism. The post read, "Imitation+flattery=sketchy! Golden Age + solo smells of Viceroy. Thanks Korea fans 4 heads up," including the link for the YouTube video that made a comparison to "Panda Bear" and "Golden Age," mentioning hyukoh in the process.
Korean netizens have flooded the comment section with, "If this is not plagiarism then I don't know what is," "Sorry but I can't possibly explain this," and "If anyone says this isn't plagiarism then they should rip their eardrums out."
Neither hyukoh nor their label HIGHGRND have yet responded to the band's accusation.