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TWICE accused of plagiarizing Hailee Steinfeld's 'Starving' + Lovelyz's choreography for 'WoW!'

By yckim124   Wednesday, May 17, 2017   243,248   14,708   0



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TWICE is involved in multiple plagiarism accusations with their new album 'Signal'.

SEE ALSO: Lovelyz say they will make their comeback later this year

Users on online communities are accusing the girl group of plagiarizing ''Starving'' by Hailee Steinfeld. Netizens claim the acoustic start and the melody from TWICE's "Someone Like Me" sound extremely similar to ''Starving'' by the American artist.

In response to the accusations, JYP Entertainment stated on May 16, "We're currently checking with the producer of 'Starving'. We will make an announcement after confirmation."

TWICE is also accused of plagiarizing the choreography by Lovelyz. The hand and head gestures used during ''Signal'' is claimed to be greatly similar to the choreography of Lovelyz's ''WoW!''.

JYP Entertainment has not spoken up about the plagiarism accusation involving Lovelyz.

Meanwhile, on online community boards, netizens commented, ''Hiding their face with the hand gesture is seriously too similar", "Idols of plagiarism", "They copied DIA's heart choreography too..."

On the other hand, some netizens commented, "Choreographers are going to go crazy in 10 years. Every move is seen as plagiarism", "Everything is plagiarism if you think/view it this way", "I guess TWICE is just too popular."

Let us know your thoughts about the plagiarism accusations in the comments below.
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jerok Sunday, May 28, 2017

damn I've been pretty much away from anything kpop due to nba/nhl playoffs haha, anyone know what ended up happening here? Lovin TWICE new comeback!

Fatimaaxo Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Maybe TWICE should have a hand in making their own music...but then again they can't even sing, how are they going to have a hand in making music??!!

shubhajan Fatimaaxo Saturday, June 3, 2017

lol dont be delulu they can sing

lovegotseven Fatimaaxo Thursday, June 15, 2017

Not all composers have the voice to sing but they have the creativity to put lyrics together and has an ear for music. It's like you're saying that one shouldn't listen to music if he can't sing

Fatimaaxo Wednesday, May 24, 2017

They sound the exact same...yikes

shubhajan Fatimaaxo Saturday, June 3, 2017

just the intro the rest no

hreyA_onEViP Tuesday, May 23, 2017

okay its JYP's mistake !!! twice has nothing to do with it !

sorahime Sunday, May 21, 2017

Damn wow. Usually it takes time to recognize if a song is sounding eerily similar to another. This one is recognizable from the first chord. JYP must be pissed.

dinosoor Saturday, May 20, 2017

Why are these netizens targeting Twice? As if Twice really has a choice in the choreography or the production of the song.... There's nothing unique about music anymore. It's all just a mixture of the same notes played in different keys. Honestly, people have got to stop with the hate. It doesn't do anyone any good.

sorahime dinosoor Sunday, May 21, 2017

Music is like numbers, there's nearly an infinite number of ways to do it differently than someone else. It isn't twice's fault I agree though.

Ineul_Ze Saturday, May 20, 2017

... Funny thing is, K-Pop companies sometimes buy the licenses to Western songs and I wouldn't be surprised if this was the same case. I think people forget how many of their favs songs were basically remakes of English ones.

youTaeyeonOMG Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hailee ! my dear ! this shitty group Twice plagiarizes your song, sue them and JYPE to death for the justice ! PLS !

lovegotseven youTaeyeonOMG Thursday, June 15, 2017

who knows if Hailee did not get inspiration from another song too. It's not like you're there when she composed it

youTaeyeonOMG Saturday, May 20, 2017

Twice ! the queen of copycat !

Squattingpanda Saturday, May 20, 2017

ok i came in here ready to say netizens are being ridiculous does sound a lot like starving. like :/

Squattingpanda Saturday, May 20, 2017

i mean the choreo is fine in my opinion. that move is probably used a lot. and its only that one part...the song guitar part especially is REALLY similar tho

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