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B2ST's Junhyung comments on B.HEART's plagiarism controversy

By elliefilet   Friday, January 27, 2017   85,190   6,774   0



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B2ST's Junhyung commented on the plagiarism controversy involving newly debuted group B.HEART.

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Some fans have been alleging the composer of B.HEART's debut song "Realistic" plagiarized B2ST's "Ribbon", and Junhyung gave his two cents on the matter. Though he doesn't name the composer of "Realistic", Stay Alone, he does reference Kim Taejoo, who arranged "Ribbon".

On January 27, Junhyung made the following post to Instagram:

"I feel like a lot of people are confused, and to be honest, I felt so apologetic about not saying anything that I'm writing this. 

That composer is a rookie composer that started last year, and he contacted us saying how much he liked our music. He sent us what he worked on, and one of the demos he sent is the one that's now become a controversy. Taejoo told the composer that the song was too close to 'Ribbon', and he told him that's why it shouldn't go out. He also didn't hear that it would be released. Though I think it's a very good thing that people are finding inspiration from our music and making new projects, this kind of situation is very regrettable. I'm disappointed that this could happen to not only us, but to other composers as well. 

Though I feel very uncomfortable writing this, I have too many other things to do for this to drag on any longer. I'm writing this so it could end now. 

On one hand, I'm worried if my actions are too rash, but I don't want the people who love and listen to our music to be hurt any longer. I hope all of you have a joyful and comfortable Lunar New Year."

What are your thoughts on Junhyung's post?

많은 분들이 혼란스러워 하시는 것 같고 , 사실을 알면서도 말씀드리지 않으면 제가 너무 죄송스러운 마음이 들어서 이렇게 적어봅니다. 그 작곡가 분이 작년 연말에 태주에게 신인 작곡가이고 저희음악을 정말 좋아한다며 연락이 왔었구요, 그분이 자신의 작업물들을 보내왔고 그때 왔던 데모들중에 논란이 되는 곡이 있었습니다. 태주는 그 작곡가분에게 이건 너무 리본과 비슷하다 고 말했고 그 분도 리본을 레퍼런스로 만들었다고 얘기했었다네요 그래서 이건 나오면 안될 것 같다 라는 얘기도 했었고 발매될거라는 말은 들은적이 없다고 합니다. 저희가 만든 음악이 누군가의 영감이 되어 새로운 작품이 탄생하는건 너무 좋은 일이라고 생각하지만 지금 이런 상황에 굉장히 유감스럽고 저희뿐만 아니라 다른 작곡가분들에게도 생길 수 있는 일이라 너무 안타깝습니다. 이렇게 글을 쓰고있는 지금도 마음이 너무 불편하지만 더이상 이런 일들을 끌고가기엔 제가 할일이 너무 많아서 이쯤에서 마무리 되길 바라는 마음에 이렇게 글 남깁니다. 한편으로 지금 이런 행동이 경솔하진 않을까 조금 걱정스럽지만 저희 음악을 사랑해 주시고 들어주시는 분들이 더이상 상처받지 않게 하고싶은 마음에 글 남깁니다. 설 연휴엔 다들 즐겁고 편안하시길 바래요

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LordLiar18 Saturday, January 28, 2017

Why an eggplant? -.-I don't really get it... He's calling it plagiarism right? Or not? It's quite messed up...

SoNastySuckDik Friday, January 27, 2017

is he gonna shove the eggplant up his butt. That is hot

borabora_97 Friday, January 27, 2017

im the eggplant

InvisibleBBC02 Friday, January 27, 2017

Why an eggplant, though? XD

KP15 InvisibleBBC02 Friday, January 27, 2017

it's like a korean pun or word play. But not really sure what it was. Something to do with messy

xxkonxx Friday, January 27, 2017

When I saw the eggplant I was thinking something else but anyways...

lt3_M3e_chan_E3 xxkonxx Friday, January 27, 2017

Why did he use that picture anyway?

stansvt xxkonxx Friday, January 27, 2017

i also did, omg im regretting it. . hhh

xxkonxx lt3_M3e_chan_E3 Friday, January 27, 2017

Egg plant in korean is gaji. And gaji gaji means a mess I think he was saying it's a mess but who knows....

julchenn007 Friday, January 27, 2017

:) Junhyung is still the best! Plagiarism is allways a bad thing. Hope they have a comeback soon :D

kpopfan7 Friday, January 27, 2017

Lol when your "homage" isn't even worth Junhyung's time. Hey bad publicity is still publicity. honestly who even knew this group debuted, I sure didn't.

ThreeDelivery Friday, January 27, 2017

If he doesn't care then the fans should stop.

kelliecyp Friday, January 27, 2017

Lol but Junhyung why the eggplant

kryjh kelliecyp Friday, January 27, 2017

It's a pun to "bunch of excuses" or something like that... there are various translations to it... but basically he's calling the composer out for the excuses that he came up with and did not say the truth

bandl1497 kryjh Friday, January 27, 2017

The composer actually denied plagarism and said he regretted the negligence. That's why junhyung posted the eggplant twice ( which means ' a mess')

bandl1497 kelliecyp Friday, January 27, 2017

The eggplant basically meant that it's a mess. The composer should have really thought this through

Tzuyu_4yu kelliecyp Friday, January 27, 2017

The eggplant emoji is a synonym for "dick" in young-people linguo.

ashablue Tzuyu_4yu Friday, January 27, 2017

i think thats more western

bestrc Friday, January 27, 2017

I don't understand the point of his comment.  He's obviously calling it's plagiarism, albeit in a round about way.  But instead of pursuing the matter through a lawyer, he's just publicly inciting the mob here and then asking for the controversy to end?  I like the guy, but you can't have it both ways.

kelliecyp bestrc Friday, January 27, 2017

he basically said that the composer had already come to them about it and they told him not to use it. SO it is plagarism and he appreciates that people look up to Beast but hopes they find their own color too.

bandl1497 bestrc Friday, January 27, 2017

After beast left cube entertainment they're fighting to keep their name and the copyrights of their songs. He (along with other members) already have alot of legal matters to deal with. Why should they get involved with a new company and new artists when they already have alot to deal with. Also, he's doing them a favor. The new groups career could basically be over with this controversy. The new group not only plagiarized Beasts song 'Ribbon' but they also made their logo and outfits similar to beasts 'Ribbon' concept.

Rajaaaa bestrc Friday, January 27, 2017

To me it just looks like he want to explain to his fans. So he told the truth by saying it's plagiarism. He does not want the both ways. Looking at his and other members situation, they still have a lot of things to settle such as their copyright song and their group name. By seeking the matter to the court will add on their works and fans will be more worry. All he did was for his fans. I'm sad people does not see his intention. As a fan, I would like to see them happy and achieve what they want to achieve. So, seeing this happen from the start of 2017 that does not make me feel good. The composer denying was the thing that make me angry. Knowing the story, he should just admit and apologize. It makes me sad that someone does not appreciate Junhyung's and his team hard work as a composer to make that song. It was a meaningful song at least for me as a fan.

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