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Fans note too many similarities in Seventeen's and BTS' MVs for it to be a coincidence

By beansss   Tuesday, April 26, 2016   122,411   16,059   0



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Fans have put their heads together toward a stirring new controversy surrounding Seventeen and BTS

SEE ALSO: Seventeen bundles up for the cover of 'High Cut'

On April 24, Seventeen released the long-awaited MV for their comeback title track, "Pretty U". The MV seems to depict boys enjoying their youth together, in bright, pastel tones and an all around fun, laid-back vibe. 

However, after viewing the "Pretty U" MV, some fans couldn't help point out the jarring number of similarities between scenes from "Pretty U" and scenes from BTS's 'HwaYangYeonHwa' MV series - "I NEED U" and "RUN". 

Here are just a few of the similar scenes from: 

Throwing french fries at one another

Running after graffiti

Running on overpasses


Members running into one another/their focal points (where they're looking toward)

Running under bridges

In addition, the two groups also: 

spray paint walls and one another/car windshields, camera inside the car

sit around a campfire

Fans have also noted similar follow-the-leader concepts

and lying together in a circle.

Many fans are stirring in various online communities, asking Pledis Entertainment or the MV director for an official explanation. 

Watch the 3 MVs below and see if you can spot out all of the similarities. Do you think these MVs are a coincidence? 

  1. Seventeen
  2. (Bangtan Boys) BTS
  3. i need u
  4. run
  5. pretty u

navi_x_loki Saturday, July 16, 2016

Its not the first time that i see something like thatLook the mv of Rihanna, We found love !

soellas Sunday, July 10, 2016

they have a few similarities that isn't bad nor plagiarism.I am a carat but i think bts are really cool! also the two songs have really different vibes for ex. seventeen give me a happy vibe while bts a sad nostalgic butcool vibe,

lilaluvskpop Saturday, July 2, 2016

There is no plagiarism in anything of this. Anybody can come up with these concepts. So don't blame any one. Don't blame the artists, don't blame the director, and don't blame the company. There are not doing anything. There is a word I would like people to know, especially for the people blame others for it. The word is called inspiration. Any director can get inspiration from other directors to make their photos or videos. I am so sick of people saying that something is plagiarized just because it looks similar. I'm here thinking, do you guys even know what plagiarism is. If no one claims or copyrights a concept it is not called plagiarism.

LegendaryTsunade Thursday, June 2, 2016

I'm both a Carat and ARMY. I don't care about this. You shouldn't either.

silvercarat17 Sunday, May 29, 2016

It is indeed similar, but the entire concept is different. BTS' was reffered to the Hwayangyeonhwa theories/concepts which are connected since the first one. It shows how their friendship was broken etc. While since debut, seventeen's concept was always being a group of highschool boys adoring one girl. Showing how they adore that girl(adore u), to cheer for her(manse) and to tell her how pretty she is that they like her (pretty u). The references are different. I wish fans wouldn't think of it as plagiarism, it's not even the fault of the idols but the director of the MV.

BTSFighting Monday, May 16, 2016

If you look at date when it come out 'Pretty You' 24.04.2016'Run' 29.11.2015'I Need You' 29.04.2015 I need you and Run come out in 2015 so theres no way that they copy that cuz Pretty you come out in 2016.

ARMYnonymous Monday, May 16, 2016

it is so similar . i can't argue with that but ARMY ( i hope ) will not point that seventeen plagiarized bts / know that the mv are not seventeen's doing / know that seventen actually idolize bts and bts actually has a good relationship with them ( jokings , greetings .. etc etc )

xpari Tuesday, May 3, 2016

At least ARMY knows that even if it was copied (not saying it was or wasn't; I'm not a Carat so I can't tell at all), it wasn't Seventeen but the directors and stylists/the company in general who did the copying. *cough cough BB/BTS scandal cough*

SalimatouBaldeOh xpari Friday, May 27, 2016

I was not copied, because no theme is original these days.

Hun_Han Monday, May 2, 2016

Im a Carat and an ARMY and Honestly speaking im happy theres similiarities cuz theyre both my favourite groups. But i would understand why some people wouldn't feel the same. What I got from Seventeens MV however was a completely different feel from BTS's MV even though some scenes may have been the same. But isnt this a universal concept? having fun with friends, eating, bowling or whatever. Also, seventeen didn't choose how their MV would be, so I would hate if they got hated for this. I think its more like they were influenced by Bangtans great mv and tried to do a similiar thing. I dont think its bad.

GOT7GameOfThron Hun_Han Monday, May 2, 2016

I actually really love your comment, thank you for this comment

Carah Hun_Han Monday, May 2, 2016

YES thank you! Run and I Need U are such sad concepts like they obviously weren't going for the same exact feel...

Hun_Han GOT7GameOfThron Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Haha why are you thanking me xD and I'm glad you agree

GOT7GameOfThron Hun_Han Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I just have seen so many people agreeing or disagreeing with this, it's nice to see a few comments like this

silvercarat17 Hun_Han Sunday, May 29, 2016

Yeah. Their concepts are different, although the scenes in the MV was similar their references arent the same. BTS' mvs shows how their friendship was broken but svt shows how they adore the same girl. BTS' is quite mature than SEVENTEEN's tho. Seventeen is like a bunch of kids just playing around opposite from what they really mean in the song 😂😂

abby_music_99 Monday, May 2, 2016

Ok i understand how hurt armys are but this is honestly stupid!? i love both groups and do you really think they are gonna feel happy if we start a fan war? yes i saw the similarities even before this article, but in the end both MVs and music turned out amazing! i think thats all BTS and SVT want us fans to love not start a fan war.

SomeoneOnline abby_music_99 Saturday, May 21, 2016

Honestly me as an ARMY don't feel offended at all. This happens way too much in kpop it's ridiculous. Every group seems to have at least a couple of times where they get bashed on for copying images, scenes, clothes, color, or something.. but I think they're not going for the same 'feel' though, and clearly the concept doesn't seem the same. So even if the scenes are similar, I don't think any group should be hated solely for this. I think they're both amazing..

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