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Netizens claim that G-Friend are too similar to A Pink this time

By jubilantj   Wednesday, July 6, 2016   127,810   13,450   0
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Netizens are at it again y'all.


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This time, they are claiming that G-Friend's comeback concept shares one too many similarities with A Pink's past concept. One person in particular pinpointed all these smiliarities under a post titled 'G-Friend's concept seems too much like A Pink's,' using pictures and screen captures. 


The OP wrote, "I got an A Pink 'Mr. Chu' vibe the first time [I saw G-Friend's teasers]. But I just overlooked it thinking whatever, it could happen. But these teasers also remind me of 'Secret Garden.' I was on Facebook and I saw that G-Friend uploaded teasers, and when I checked the comments, people wrote that they got an A Pink 'Secret Garden' vibe. But I still passed over it thinking that they could all look similar if they take pictures by the tree like that. But once I looked at these photos (the pictures at the very bottom where A Pink and G-Friend are making the same formation and gestures), I really felt like [G-Friend] purposely did this because I'm seriously getting an A Pink vibe." 


























Others generally seemed to agree with the OP, commenting, "It's not exactly the same but it's a bit similar hahahaha. Because they might be called out for plagiarism, they didn't make it the same but took bits of [A Pink's] ideas and injected them into their comeback concept. But there was always a lot of talk about them. Because their dance for 'Glass Bead' was the the same as GG's 'Into the New World,' haha," "Well, I do get a similar vibe..the last pictures totally copied A Pink though," "Honestly, this group doesn't have its own concept and only copies the hell out of other groups;; they don't have any talent and I don't understand why people are fans of them;;" and, "Above all else, G-Friend's album jacket photos are so sucky...their makeup and the filters, too." 


What do you make of all this?

  1. A Pink
  2. G-Friend (Girlfriend)


Iammultifandomed Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"Above all else, G-Friend's album jacket photos are so sucky...their makeup and the filters, too." The Awakening album says Hi.

SapphireSnow Saturday, January 28, 2017

I like A pink and so does Gfriend, I love both of their concept, may look the same but have different meaning. It does not matter, cause it is mean they recognized each other. Like brother and sister who want the best for each other.

tempurua Monday, August 15, 2016

tbh as an apink fan for 4 years and my ultimate bias i dont give 2 damn, Gfriend pree openly admited Apink are their idols so :)

Mamadou Friday, August 12, 2016

But Apink can't dance like Gfriend .. take that salty ...

frodepeng Mamadou Tuesday, November 22, 2016

they can.. lmao. trust me they can, its just a matter of choreo and the "style" of the group. Give them any Gfriend song, they can dance just as well, maybe even better

apinkpinkpanda Monday, July 11, 2016

all those who are stading up for GFRIEND and saying they are better than apink i  am sorry but apink popularity is no joke they are the 3rd best group in korea following snsd and 2ne1 so shut up

apinkpinkpanda Monday, July 11, 2016

standing*

apinkpinkpanda Monday, July 11, 2016

especially the logo is copied

Apink_zzang Monday, July 11, 2016

Yes, the pure concept can be applied on every group. But, how about the choreography and the logo? I see no difference between the end pose of Apink's I don't know(2011) and Gfriend's Navillera(2016). Someone claims that Apink does the butterfly hand gesture just because it is beautiful and Gfriend does it because their song is related to butterfly. So, do you think that having the same hand gesture at the end pose is Apink's fault?(Actually Apink does the butterfly hand gesture because their song is about they are shy to confess their love to the boy and they use the hand gesture to cover their face to show that they are shy.And the logo, a heart with the name in the middle, and the little 'oval' just above the name. I think that Gfriend's logo is simply changing the name and adding few lines from Apink's logo. Apink's is created by panda in 2014. Please DO respect copyright!

ccrush Monday, July 11, 2016

Bow-Bow XD it seems you are working in a cleaning service... you don't work at all... I wonder if you study. People like you don't go far because they think barking on others will make them look better or their favorites. I learned a lot of information about A Pink and the new comebacks/debuts 2016. Start preaching if they don't end up faster than expected. 5 years in the industry and some non-profit members is a serious reason to disbandment. Twice in 2016 are doing better than they are... and rookies will do better than they will. The idea of solo/subunits is an idea to concentrate at particular members and get the information if they can make money in the future. A Pink have no hype with their faces full of fillers at the apparently young age...

Veronica96 ccrush Monday, July 11, 2016

People dragged apink for being successful with a concept everyone thought only Snsd could pull off. The pinaccle of their success was "luv" and a year later every girl group and their moms was doing the cute concept and the general audience was much more accepting of it and you can say what you want but apink definitely had an impact in opening the doors for this concept to expand and their one of the reasons your faves aren't being attacked the same way apink did back in 2013-2014 apink has achieved a lot more for a lot longer. Popularity fades trends come and go so comment when your faves have passes their trending years and are still as relevant as apink lol and comment back when apink has their comeback instead of speaking about them when their on hiatus and not promoting

princedaehyunbab Saturday, July 9, 2016

Nah the vibe's different. Apink's more like cutie pie while Gfriend's more like a refreshing one

ms_always_late Thursday, July 7, 2016

What the heck is wrong with you people?  Gfriend coping apink,  apink coping snsd?  Gfriend's photoshoot is not similar to Apink's yeah i got it the last pose is like theirs but still. .... the tenis uniform is inspired from the uniform of Americans in the 70s ..  please understand that if an idol do a concept he /she doesn't own it. ... if an idol deos a move they don't own it! !! I mean i am tired of reading about gfriend coping snsd . Apink coping snsd.  Gfriend coping Apink.  Monsta x coping exo.  Up10tion have the same style as teentop and idk who. .... can you stop and start liking the group as who are they. Can you stop with this coping thing . .. and please if a group have similar pose or something please say the director copied the choreographer copied don't say the group coz they only sing! !! all the love and support to gfriend Apink and snsd ♡♡♡♡♡

ms_always_late Thursday, July 7, 2016

Copying*

exoKexoM_23 ms_always_late Monday, July 11, 2016

monsta x copying exo? how....

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