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Poong Entertainment responds to accusations about B.HEART plagiarizing B2ST

By yckim124   Thursday, January 26, 2017   40,054   2,766   26



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Poong Entertainment spoke up about the plagiarism accusation concerning rookie group B.HEART and B2ST.

Many are claming B.HEART's debut track "Realistic" is too similar to B2ST's "Ribbon".  In response, Poong Entertainment stated, "It's unfortunate how B.HEART's debut song that has been carefully prepared over a long time is involved in a plagiarism controversy. 'Realistic' is not plagiarized. After carefully examining 'Realistic' and B2ST's 'Ribbon', it's true that they may sound similar depending on the person listening, but it's difficult to define it as plagiarism."

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The label continued, "It's not plagiarized, but we apologize for causing public concern and the fans of B.HEART. Please refrain from spreading baseless rumors and assumptions." 

Listen to the two tracks. What do you think of the plagiarism accusation? 

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Tenshio Friday, January 27, 2017

If they want to insist that it's just similar and not a plagiarism based on music maybe they can try get away with it. But it's unlikely since it's too similar.But their live performance, especially the rapping part. Their choreography almost same with Beast, and that's like waving a red flag sayingHey we're copying you guys but changing it a bit so it'll be not obvious, but if you guys caught us it'll be fine since we change things a lot! It's not plagiarising!If they said they're inspired by their seniors. I think B2uty will not make a big case out of this. But their statement is disappointing, even denying things

simplyme101 Thursday, January 26, 2017

The melody and how the timing where each member comes in is exactly like ribbon the bridge they even tried to do the high note. A lot of debut groups do that but not exactly the same. For example, when I listened to blackpink boombyah especially the chorus I thought of 2ne1 I am the best chorus and these groups have two different colors. Though what I'm trying to say is if, they did this in the middle of their song it probably wouldn't be categorized as plagiarism more like they sound similar to beast but they pretty much took the whole song!

LauraDragon Thursday, January 26, 2017

It sounds like most of the Kpop boy group's ballads

MaryScary Thursday, January 26, 2017

it sounds like a mashup of every beast song. even though the company may not have intended it, beast aren't an unknown group and i find it hard to believe that no one realised this.

aleeshaskip Thursday, January 26, 2017

Groups like this annoy me sm, can't they find their own colour and be original instead of trying to be like a group

nt5501 Thursday, January 26, 2017

it is a mash up of Ribbon, Butterfly and 12:30. One of their another track is too similar to "The Fact"

Joha_B2uty Thursday, January 26, 2017

As a B2uty i don't care if they copy or not, they will never be like BEAST XD

2fat Thursday, January 26, 2017

What I I said a lot of kpop music "sounds alike" to me. Kpop does have a certain kind of sound. That's why I don't get "blown away" by most of it.

vaxanne Thursday, January 26, 2017

B.Heart's Realistic sounds like many other similar sounding songs in Kpop. Same difference

MaryScary vaxanne Thursday, January 26, 2017

no it really doesn't. like most groups, beast have a very distinct sound so people are reasonable to suggest that it might be plagiarised because it sounds VERY similar to a beast song (12:30, butterfly, ribbon etc)

Joha_B2uty vaxanne Friday, January 27, 2017

Oh no, the song sounds like BEAST in every single note, there is not other group like them, you can try to find another group that sound like them but you wont be able to find any.

kpopfan7 Thursday, January 26, 2017

I can hear the similarity. Too nugu to care. doubt this group will last anyways. just classify it under "homage" and move on lol

mariemay kpopfan7 Thursday, January 26, 2017

You killed me 😂😂

junsukiyoo kpopfan7 Thursday, January 26, 2017

Exactly my point. You got me there. Don't think this group will go big tho. LOL

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