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BTS copied SHINee's concept for their latest album?

By jubilantj   Monday, May 2, 2016   117,133   21,870   1



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BTS are caught up in yet another controversy involving their newly released 'Young Forever' album. Last time, Seventeen was accused of copying BTS; now, BTS is accused of copying another group, namely SHINee

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SHINee fans claim that the concept for 'Young Forever' is too similar to the album teasers, music video, and bts clips that SHINee released in Japan back in 2014. 

The overall concept of 'Young Forever' and the album that SHINee released in 2014 hold too many similarities to be a just coincidence, or so Shawols argue. Theses similarities were brought to attention by one netizens who, under an online post titled 'BTS accused of plagiarism again,' uploaded pictures from both BTS's 'Young Forever' album and SHINee's 2014 Japanese album. 

These similar pictures include BTS and SHINee riding in hot air balloons, gathered around a campfire, and hanging out by an old-fashioned style van. 

Netizens are generally divided on the issue, with some agreeing with the OP and others vehement in their stance that plagiarism is not at work. They wrote, "Didn't you see the post about Seventeen's MV that Armies should have at least explained the situation..SHINee's [pics] are from an MV and for BTS it was concept photos, and the campfire were things that appeared in BTS MVs and from what I know, hot air balloons weren't only used by SHINee. Plus the atmosphere and the angles are different," "Honestly, I'm a bit suspicious because the pictures are from a specific album..SHINee's lucky star concept is something that feels very distinct," "Nothing about BTS is original we've always seen their concept elsewhere," and, "I read the explanation but I still find it hard to believe. I think they just wrote whatever they felt and wanted to write." 

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soohyunLeeLove Thursday, February 23, 2017

LOL.. I think they can have issue with many fandom now... plagiarism to shinee and now plagiarism to BIGBANG.. BTS should work their own character so no one will talk about it again..

CookesLoveMilk Monday, July 4, 2016

Armies: Okay..?Shawols: Okay..?Put this shit down, AKP is really annoying, No one gives an actual shit, unless your a fag that hates on other groups for no reason.

idealboy Tuesday, May 10, 2016

honestly all these articles about plagiarism coming out as of late are the stupidest things i've ever read.. artists always manage to re-do concepts again and again between each other and always fuel each others inspiration. besides this, all the concepts that are redone are so general and basic, there's bound to be overlapping ones.. next thing you know nezitens will be screaming that international artists are plagiarizing kpop groups lmao.

tleai Monday, May 9, 2016

SHINee is NOT the only boy band group that has an hot air balloon scene. Infinite F came out with 'My Heart is Beating' MV in 2014 (same year SHINee released their mv) and their in a freaking hot air balloon as well..

Asdfns Thursday, May 5, 2016

Come on. Just stop making issues,  man. We aren't all perfect.

farz3710 Wednesday, May 4, 2016

well.. did you ever cheated in exam or something.. almost all things that we do, like Ctrl C Ctrl V okay.. humans not perfect.. the idols not argue with each other and okay with it, why we need to 'stupidly' fight about it?

donthatethem17 farz3710 Wednesday, May 4, 2016

i know, right

CandyToo Wednesday, May 4, 2016

this is never ending... it's like the kim hyun joong and his ex's scandal. it's NEVER ENDING

hanalala102 (Banned) Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Akp...where the news about sasaeng of bts that cheated melon chart to get all kill..we need that news to avoid that group from winning 1st on music show

ggiakh  hanalala102 (Banned) Wednesday, May 4, 2016


Ieevux  hanalala102 (Banned) Wednesday, May 4, 2016

guys, look! a jealous cuntface! wow, how unexpected.

pepper5552  hanalala102 (Banned) Wednesday, May 4, 2016

you just want to bring down a rising group, try harder gurl... stick your head up into their asses

donthatethem17  hanalala102 (Banned) Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Is it me or is she jealous for not being popular like BTS! :P

moon_san  hanalala102 (Banned) Thursday, May 5, 2016

u r realy an entertaining piece .. carry on ..

oh_joohyun Wednesday, May 4, 2016

hey guys, leave my bias groups alone! ok?

donthatethem17 oh_joohyun Wednesday, May 4, 2016

they better leave them!

martianonearth Wednesday, May 4, 2016

the stupidness of KPOP at its maximum... LOL

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