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EXO concert stage director claims 'MAMA' TWICE x IOI stage was copied from his work

By alice101   Friday, December 2, 2016   176,335   22,014   0



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The '2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards' featured a TWICE x IOI collaboration video, in which the girls turned into adorable fairies who make music, and the fans loved how cute TWICE and IOI looked in this video. 

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However, Kwon Soon Wook, BoA's older brother, MV director, and a stage director for EXO concerts, claims that this cute video plagiarized his work. 

Indeed, when you watch the two videos side by side, there are some striking similarities: 

[coffee making fairies vs. music making fairies]  

[process of making coffee vs making music] 

The stage director expressed his disapproval on his social media accounts: 

"They copied the coffee fairies and music fairies videos that I made for Exolution and Exordium lol. Please don't do that"  

This is the video Kwon Soon Wook created for EXO: 

Netizens commented about the claim. One wrote, "I can't be the only one who noticed how similar they are..." Another said, "'MAMA' is terrible in so many ways." Another netizen argued, however, "The overall concept is similar, but you have to realize this a very generic concept." Others disagreed, "If the person who created it feels like it was copied, we should take it seriously." 

What are your thoughts on this issue? Was the director's work stolen? 

  1. EXO
  2. TWICE
  3. IOI
  4. kwon soon wook

Sparkle_Rawr Friday, March 31, 2017

When a group is accused of copying twice, everyone jumps on board, if it's someone accusing twice of copying, people ignore it 😔

fairytaeil Sunday, December 4, 2016

if it was fans claiming this then it could be dismissed. but an actual statement from the director of the concept???? @mama wyd

BASHER Sunday, December 4, 2016

i think its time for mnet to stop and reflect on what they are doing.

gabviellayeonggg Sunday, December 4, 2016

sooooo it wasnt only me who thought of exo's concert vcr whoops

avanJogia Sunday, December 4, 2016

Copying is the greatest form of flattery but then again are there any patent in video making?

because789 Sunday, December 4, 2016

I know this is supposed to be a controversy but I can't get over how cute the videos are!!! Like gahhhhhhhhhh<3<3<3

baekthoven Sunday, December 4, 2016

I know the whole concept of Santa's workshop is not created by him, but you've got to admit that there are strange similarities between the two: marching in a line, carrying giant tools, specific camera shots (the conveyor belt stuff) and ending where they all freak out/are shocked by giant interactions (humans grabbing the coffee and the toy claw thing). Definitely not Twice or IOI's fault.

JiminLee7 Saturday, December 3, 2016

this year's mama has a lot of dramas, from this, the jyp's artists typo, taeyeon and wiz khalifa. omg so many things went wrong

shireen_deen Saturday, December 3, 2016

ALl I can say is MAMA need to clean up. WHat with accusations of corrupted voting outcome and all that. As for TWICE- well cant blame them. They're artists after all. They just perform mostly

Ashley_Kat Saturday, December 3, 2016

When I saw this I was so shocked and I got really mad it's probably not TWICE's fault but couldn't they say or do anything to stop it? It's the same thing and I got kinda sad that Exo had to watch it ☹️

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