After stirring up controversy for allegedly copying EXO's dance moves, Swedish boy group The Fooo Conspiracy was reported to have stepped up to say that they might have been inspired by the group, but did not consider it plagiarism.
A recent report was published in one of Sweden's tabloids, 'Aftonbladet,' that addressed the controversy. According to this source, member Oscar Molander allegedly stated through a rep that dancers get inspired by other dancers, just like how they had been inspired by EXO, but it didn't mean it was plagiarism.
Meanwhile, outside of the report, one member, Omar, responded to EXO-L's anger via Twitter to openly confirm that they had been influenced by EXO, but did not mention plagiarism. He had tweeted, "Such huge inspirations for us as dancers! Loving all your work. #DancingRoleModels," and included a video of EXO dancing to "History."
In addition, a past tweet by member Oscar Enestad showed that they boys had known who EXO was, at least a few months after the release of their "All Over the World" MV (July 3, 2014), as he wrote, "I've got this Korean song stuck in my head, but I don't understand shit.!! #EXO." (September 18, 2014).
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I've got this Korean song stuck in my head, but I don't understand shit.!! #EXO— Oscar Enestad (@oscarenestad) September 18, 2014
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