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Netizen provides arguments that BTS didn't copy SHINee

By jubilantj   Monday, May 2, 2016   100,879   13,621   184



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Following the recent accusations that BTS copied SHINee's past concepts for their 'Young Forever' comeback, many netizens have argued otherwise, implying that the fashion and concepts aren't something that is unique to these two groups alone. 

SEE ALSO: BTS copied SHINee's concept for their latest album?

Under an online post titled 'Response to BTS's plagiarism,' one netizen wrote a lengthy argument and uploaded various screen captures. Though the OP never stated outright that the concept is common, the writing and the captures support the stance that the concepts and fashion used by BTS and SHINee are actually quite prevalent in K-Pop. 

One of the captures showed the points made by a Shawol regarding SHINee's past 'camping concept.' The Shawol wrote: 

"1. SHINee's first picture was a teaser that was uploaded on Japanese mobile sites. The teaser is at an angle that is commonly used overseas. There is indeed a hot air balloon in the MV.

2. Second, the part where they point to the sky is a capture from SHINee's MV making clip. The Korean version of 'Lucky Star' contains an MV making clip. It's not a capture from the MV.

3. That automobile is a camping trailer or a camping car. It looks like SHINee and BTS both used foreign camping concepts, and I think a camping car is common to camping concepts. For SHINee, it's an MV capture, but instead of sitting in front of the camping care like BTS, SHINee dashes out of the camping car.

4. The campfire--this is also not a capture from SHINee's MV. There is a limited monthly magazine called Shawol-J for subscribed Japanese fans, and that's where the picture is from. An international fan had used Tumblr to make it black and white and edited it to include the stars. It's not int the MV, the making film, or the album.

5. The last picture where they're lying down just seems forced haha...Minho is lying on a hammock. It's like a bed they use overseas when they go camping. He's not sleeping on a sofa.

In conclusion: They're both camping concepts and it's difficult to call it plagiarism." 

The OP also added, "There are people who insist that [BTS] copied [SHINee] so I'm adding this. The above picture is a collaboration with 'Gucci' from their collection and the SUGA picture below is from a BTS pictorial; SUGA had styled his hair using various colors and styles for a pictorial, and [that picture] just so happens to show one of those styles. Additionally, from what I understand, Key isn't the only one who used a hairband and a hairstyle with multiple colors. You say that the clothes are the same for the pictures in the middle, but other idols have worn it, and it's a brand that male idols wear often (I'm sorry about bringing another idol into this. I'm not trying to point any fingers.)

The OP further wrote, "Regarding Key's clothes, there are people who said Key set the trend and argued that it doesn't become common just because other idols wore it, so I add this. First and foremost, I never specifically expressed anywhere in my original post that SHINee's concept and clothes are common. In addition, it's true that SHINee members and Key set the trend and are on the forefront of fashion. But I don't think it's right to express the wearing of trendy clothes or following the trend as copying; that's why I added an example of another person wearing it. But it's an outfit that Key prepared himself and I overlooked the fact that fans could be offended, and I apologize for that. I'm sorry.

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asfwoozi Wednesday, May 18, 2016

I absolutely don't get why copying someone's clothing is plagiarism?

Butterfly145 Saturday, May 7, 2016

Like I doubt SHINee fans even care about this like honestly I think people are just stupid nowadays. What is wrong with people these days

donthatethem17 Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Why do neztizen even care? Do they have friends? or they just live in a dark place hiding and spicing our oppas? Or maybe they just doing that to have friends!?

StripedTiger Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wait how many Shawols actually care about this lol

Jeonghae_Won StripedTiger Friday, May 6, 2016

exactly.. shawols dont care but other groups are involved in this too and they are the ones that r getting mad more than shawols.. tbh shawols arent really getting i thank them a lot but other fandoms are mad at bts..

Anne1997 Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Netizens can go get a life not everything is copied geez stop hating

Yellow_BearK Tuesday, May 3, 2016

From a bystander point of view, I found this situation very funny. I gotta admit, bts fan are very "active". They have a talent for defensing their idol. When seventeen was accuse of copying bts, army was continuously attacking carat. Now, army are continuously defensing bts. In my opinion, army fan should be considerate to other fandom as well. What go around come around.

evil_muffin Yellow_BearK Wednesday, May 4, 2016

That's weird, since I recall ARMYs saying "it's not seventeen or the members faults." Go check pannchoa if you don't believe me.

Jacqck Yellow_BearK Wednesday, May 4, 2016

I'm pretty sure you will be defending your idols if your idols are being accused. If not, idk what ur gonna do. Just watch?

Butterfly145 Yellow_BearK Saturday, May 7, 2016

Actual there are only like a few that say that and I'm assuming they are small apples. However there were many ARMYs that defended Sveneteen, they say that it wasn't their fault, it was none of the artist fault really, only the fault of the producers/directors of the MV making. (I'm guessing that's what your talking about, their new release song?)

Jacqck Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Loving how on one article, Netizens are claiming that BTS is copying "blah blah blah" and then this article is like BTS didnt copy Shinee. Why are we so fed up with this copying sht?

btsfinite Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Why are we so caught up with plagiarism and copying? There is never going to be a sole original idea, you're going to get inspiration. Copying is only if there is a copyright and it's one hundred percent exactly the same. If it isn't the same, then it is not copying.

Santaclawz Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Can we please stop.. K-Pop should just be about the music and listening to artists that you enjoy. It shouldn't be this constant competition people try to turn it into...

diela_uknow7 Tuesday, May 3, 2016

If the clothes are in trend, what's wrong for copying it? What if citizens wanna wear it on the street. Can't they wearing it?

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