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TWICE accused of plagiarizing Hailee Steinfeld's 'Starving' + Lovelyz's choreography for 'WoW!'

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TWICE is involved in multiple plagiarism accusations with their new album 'Signal'.


SEE ALSO: Sing along to Lovelyz' 'Now, Us' with the lyric video


Users on online communities are accusing the girl group of plagiarizing ''Starving'' by Hailee Steinfeld. Netizens claim the acoustic start and the melody from TWICE's "Someone Like Me" sound extremely similar to ''Starving'' by the American artist.




In response to the accusations, JYP Entertainment stated on May 16, "We're currently checking with the producer of 'Starving'. We will make an announcement after confirmation."


TWICE is also accused of plagiarizing the choreography by Lovelyz. The hand and head gestures used during ''Signal'' is claimed to be greatly similar to the choreography of Lovelyz's ''WoW!''.






JYP Entertainment has not spoken up about the plagiarism accusation involving Lovelyz.

Meanwhile, on online community boards, netizens commented, ''Hiding their face with the hand gesture is seriously too similar", "Idols of plagiarism", "They copied DIA's heart choreography too..."

On the other hand, some netizens commented, "Choreographers are going to go crazy in 10 years. Every move is seen as plagiarism", "Everything is plagiarism if you think/view it this way", "I guess TWICE is just too popular."

Let us know your thoughts about the plagiarism accusations in the comments below.
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Fatimaaxo 2 days ago

Maybe TWICE should have a hand in making their own music...but then again they can't even sing, how are they going to have a hand in making music??!!

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Fatimaaxo 2 days ago

They sound the exact same...yikes

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hreyA_onEViP 3 days ago

okay its JYP's mistake !!! twice has nothing to do with it !

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sorahime 5 days ago

Damn wow. Usually it takes time to recognize if a song is sounding eerily similar to another. This one is recognizable from the first chord. JYP must be pissed.

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dinosoor 6 days ago

Why are these netizens targeting Twice? As if Twice really has a choice in the choreography or the production of the song.... There's nothing unique about music anymore. It's all just a mixture of the same notes played in different keys. Honestly, people have got to stop with the hate. It doesn't do anyone any good.

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sorahime dinosoor 5 days ago

Music is like numbers, there's nearly an infinite number of ways to do it differently than someone else. It isn't twice's fault I agree though.

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Ineul_Ze 6 days ago

... Funny thing is, K-Pop companies sometimes buy the licenses to Western songs and I wouldn't be surprised if this was the same case. I think people forget how many of their favs songs were basically remakes of English ones.

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youTaeyeonOMG 6 days ago

Hailee ! my dear ! this shitty group Twice plagiarizes your song, sue them and JYPE to death for the justice ! PLS !

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youTaeyeonOMG 6 days ago

Twice ! the queen of copycat !

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Squattingpanda 6 days ago

ok i came in here ready to say netizens are being ridiculous but.....it does sound a lot like starving. like :/

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Squattingpanda 6 days ago

i mean the choreo is fine in my opinion. that move is probably used a lot. and its only that one part...the song guitar part especially is REALLY similar tho

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hiroonakamura 6 days ago

hadnt heard this twice song before. But when i started it my girlfriend (who didnt know what i was doing) went "i love this song, it's so good!". Turns out she thought I was listening to the hailee steinfeld song :S

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