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New 'SPAO x EXO' products under fire for copying actor Yoo Ah In's design

By yckim124   Wednesday, October 12, 2016   64,057   4,964   95
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E-Land Group, the creator of fashion brand 'SPAO', is under fire for copying actor Yoo Ah In's design for their latest collaboration with EXO.


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In 2014, Yoo Ah In dedicated his talent for a charity project with fashion brand 'NOHANT'. His unique design combining Hangul and the English alphabet to spell out the names of various cities became a huge hit.  Many celebrities were spotted wearing shirts and sweatshirts by Yoo Ah In x 'NOHANT'. You probably find yourself familiar with Yoo Ah In's design, which you can see below.  



Now 2 years later in celebration of Hangul Day, 'SPAO' revealed new products for their charity project with EXO. Despite the good cause behind the special collaboration, 'SPAO x EXO' is being criticized for a similarity to Yoo Ah In's design. The unique lettering combining the Hangul and English alphabet spells out the names of the EXO members, and the design appears to be similar, maybe even exactly the same, as Yoo Ah In's design for 'NOHANT'. When the products turned into a controversy, 'SPAO' took down several items off of their website, listing them as, "SOLD OUT. These products are no longer available."






Currently, many netizens are expressing anger toward E-Land Group's 'SPAO x EXO' for copying Yoo Ah In's work. They commented, "E-Land copies all the time. Something really needs to be done", "They are a clothing company and they can't come up with any new ideas and end up copying..", "Wow, copy and paste", and more.

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thealigirl8 Wednesday, October 12, 2016

i'm not condoning it but everyone and their mothers copy this design in Seoul. i even bought two while i was there

mingkyjoey thealigirl8 Thursday, October 13, 2016

There's a big difference with fakes sold by small street vendors versus a large scale retailer stealing a design for a collaboration with one of KPOP's biggest groups though...

5sosnichun Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Just when there's a fanwar going on, more drama arises. Exo needs to take a break and rest and not be dragged into any drama honestly.

Lotus_Girl 5sosnichun Thursday, October 13, 2016

it's not their fault --" fanwar? thanks to ARMY's --" geer am really done ..

iisstf28 Wednesday, October 12, 2016

It doesn't look as good tho...  How do you get KㅏO I from Kai?! Really sad that EXO's name is being draged into this when they didn't have anything to do with the designs. They are just the models, it is not their fault.

wearelife iisstf28 Wednesday, October 12, 2016

well ㅏ makes an A and OI makes an I so KAI. idk it makes sense to me but I can see how it can be weird for others

ravina_xD Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The only thing I noticed was that they didn't put Lay's name... & SPAO's design looks weird anyways

mcatalina5 ravina_xD Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Maybe because he's not korean?

ravina_xD mcatalina5 Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Makes sense

Lotus_Girl mcatalina5 Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SPAO is a chinese lebal

Lotus_Girl ravina_xD Wednesday, October 12, 2016

LAY didn't participate on this, this was during last months, and LAY was busy with his own schedule

ravina_xD Lotus_Girl Thursday, October 13, 2016

Thanks for the info, haven't been keeping up with EXO

Lotus_Girl ravina_xD Thursday, October 13, 2016

Welcome ^^

fairypanda Wednesday, October 12, 2016

wow my right brain working just nice, I can read it fast, like reading alphabet become number

Lotus_Girl fairypanda Wednesday, October 12, 2016

you mean name's picture :p

SpringxTempo Wednesday, October 12, 2016

How you gonna copy from YOO AHIN who was doing this as a CHARITY PROJECT. Damn, no shame. Sad the boys are caught up in this mess too.

Lotus_Girl Wednesday, October 12, 2016

1- XIUMIN, 2- SUHO, 3- BAEKHYUN , 4- CHEN, 5- CHANYEOL, 6- DO, 7- KAI, 8- SEHUN

heykoko Lotus_Girl Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The only ones that look normal is Xiumin's Suho's DO's and Sehun's. The rest just look like typos or computer errors😂

Lotus_Girl heykoko Thursday, October 13, 2016

xD

jennkyube Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Who the hell is KㅏO I? 😂😂

jennkyube Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SPAO can't even get the Roman & Hangul alphabetical mix right. They should've taken this out anyway. What a shame.

Lotus_Girl jennkyube Wednesday, October 12, 2016

KAI

jennkyube Lotus_Girl Wednesday, October 12, 2016

The design makes it look like KAOI instead of KAI. SPAO shouldn't sell shirt with this kind of design if they don't know how to mix the letters right.

Lotus_Girl jennkyube Thursday, October 13, 2016

ㅏ makes an A and OI makes an I so KAI, if you remove the K and look up KAI's name in Hangul it make sense ..

jennkyube Lotus_Girl Thursday, October 13, 2016

the design is not supposed to use two hangul to make one alphabet (thats why CHEN is written as CHㅔN instead of CHOㅔN. Eh. Whatever. They don't even sell this anymore.

Cynical_cynist Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Lol Exo shouldn't get the blame it Gould be SM Entertainment. They have so much money that all their creativity has been lost...Exo members are puppets to their company

Lotus_Girl Cynical_cynist Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SM? lool I didn't know that SPAO, is part of SM

PinKookiE Cynical_cynist Wednesday, October 12, 2016

SM doesnt design clothes, its just a music company. Spao is a cothing brand and has nothing to do with SM

akayi Wednesday, October 12, 2016

HAHAHAHAHA I ALREADY SAW THIS DESIGN VERY EARLY

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