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TWICE's new concept for 'Signal' criticized for being too similar to EXO's concept

By yckim124   Monday, May 8, 2017   275,735   26,911   0



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TWICE is being accused of copying EXO's concept. 

The girl group is getting ready to make their comeback with ''Signal'', and for the new release, they took on a unique concept in which each member is given a supernatural power. 

Nayeon and Jungyeon have the super power to control time, Dahyun has the power to duplicate her body, Sana can turn invisible, Jihyo has x-ray vision, Mina can hypnotize, Tzuyu has extreme strength and Momo has the power of speed. 

TWICE has turned into supernatural figures from outer space for ''Signal''. 

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Netizens agree that TWICE's new concept is indeed very unique, however, not very original. Many are claiming that their concept is greatly similar to the concept of EXO. 

In 2012, EXO debuted with the concept of supernatural powers and it is known to be their signature concept til this day. 

Regarding the similarities between TWICE and EXO's concepts, netizens commented, "Why is JYP doing this..", "EXO fans have the right to be upset", "I'm not a fan of both groups but you know you automatically think of EXO when you think supernatural powers...", "Wtf, please stop copying their supernatural power concept", "We need feedback from JYP."

On the other hand, some netizens stated, "I don't think this is worthy of controversy. Their style doesn't really overlap", "It's not like EXO created the supernatural concept. I don't understand what the big problem is", "I don't see the issue at all. EXO are not real aliens or really have supernatural powers, and they're not the creators of the concept so... Is there a reason why other groups can't do this? People are overreacting."

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GotwiceMarksana Friday, May 19, 2017

Tbh i'm still a recent kpop fan (I join last year) and my main interest is Twice (though recently i become an ahgase as well <3) but i didn't know that the concept "belonged" to Exo xDD I think the netizens are making a big deal out of nothing--next thing you know, people will be accusing girl groups of copying from another group because they choose the school uniform concept or because they choose their MV to be set in a garden or whatever x"D Though i'll go and check out Exo's video to see their superpowers (:

shakennotstirred Monday, May 15, 2017

I can't wait for Exo-Ls to start criticizing the next Avengers movie for being too similar a concept to EXO coz the heroes have superpowers LOL.

angeler88 Monday, May 15, 2017

Twice haven't gotten any original concepts after debut. Not even surprised. JYP need to make something original for their new money makers

Asterids Wednesday, May 10, 2017

I hate to say this but Jaesuk oppa is in charge of being invisible in Exo. Give the power back, girl.

Lee_Yann Asterids Thursday, May 11, 2017


fxcx09 Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lol. Then Marvel and DC should sue both SM & JYP for using the superpower concept. Heck they could sue every other company for making a movie related to superpowers but obviously they won't because the concept of having superpowers is too ambiguous. Exo didn't even create this concept. Ridiculous. Superpower is a general concept, anyone can use it. Why are people acting like as if Kpop hasnt always been a recycling factory? Then shouldn't JYP sue Pristin for the WEE WOO concept being too similar to LOA (As a Once myself i was actually happy WEE WOO had LOA vibes lmao)? BB sue BTS for being inspired by BB for most of their concepts? Hell America should just sue YG for using their badass concept. Idk which EXO-Ls said this because most of the Exo-Ls I've seen are super chill about it lol even they realise this isn't a big deal as some make it be. Those people must've been blind bcs um hello it's kpop for crying out loud, no concept is ever original. It may be different, but nothing in Kpop is truly original - their more distinct concepts usually derive from other cultures such as indie or hiphop.

kpop_tula Tuesday, May 9, 2017

what the heck i didnt even know that exo had a superhero consept before

chenderellaa kpop_tula Tuesday, May 9, 2017

You must be new then.

1Minoz kpop_tula Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Watch their debut song Mama.

cmerle1 Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I would like to withhold judgment (if any) until after I see their video

veilless Tuesday, May 9, 2017

every time it's about a supernatural power concept, i'm eagerly awaiting the exo controversy article out of it.

mmejason Tuesday, May 9, 2017

I actually don't care if it's copied or not, it's still cringy af

mckei91 Tuesday, May 9, 2017

LMAO. COPY SUPER POWER. LOL. The most Ridiculous thing I ever heard.Since when EXO has copyright of super power. lol. Did EXO ask permission from Marvel, DC or thousand of animes to use the super power. HA HA HA HAAnyone take this as a serious thing should go get a doctor. Ha Ha Ha

TzuyuIsBae mckei91 Tuesday, May 9, 2017

True tho

sena21_91 mckei91 Tuesday, May 9, 2017

exactly what i'm thinking when i read the article...

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