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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Friday, October 26, 2018

Chinese 'Produce 101' girl group Rocket Girls under fire for copying f(x)'s concept and Red Velvet's MV

f(x), Red Velvet
Rocket Girls are stirred up in a plagiarism controversy. 

On October 26, the girl group from the Chinese version of 'Produce 101' unveiled their comeback teasers. Many pointed out the similarities to f(x)'s concept photos for "4 Walls", and accused Rocket Girls of plagiarism. 


Rocket Girls on left, f(x) on right:

Not only the concept photos but their MV also seem to resemble an MV by an SM artist. As you can see in the photos below, several scenes from Rocket Girls' new MV are greatly similar to the scenes from Red Velvet's MV. 

After seeing the similarities, netizens commented, "I'm not even surprised. The Chinese being Chinese," "Copying once again," "Thiefs", and "They're always copying." 










  1. f(x)
  2. Red Velvet
  3. ROCKET GIRLS
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Breadbyun Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

It's painfully obvious, too.

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Cielistium Friday, October 26, 2018 2
Friday, October 26, 2018

I almost thought that the photoshoot was F(x)'s. DON'T HATE ON THE GIRLS, hate on the one who made the decisions!


Edit: The song is pretty good, really. The girls aren't at fault at all!

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jojomomo Friday, October 26, 2018 1
Friday, October 26, 2018

That's actually an advert by a fashion brand or something. That company was the one who plagiarized, not Rocket Girls's team.

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Cielistium Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

That is what I am saying don't hate on the girls - but the one who made the decisions! I don't really know who made the decisions, so that's why.

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Donna_Dash Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018
This is very RV Fx-ish....
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BBFOR5VER Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

Well what do you expect...That's what the Chinese are best at loool

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myusos Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

its just what the chinese do

copy and cheat their way into the world

between their top smartphone designs and their definition of "fair"

"re appropriation" and ethics im not surprised

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rc101 Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

It's such an obvious copy too. The person was clearly staring at the original image on their desk to even be able to make it so similar, which is really pathetic.


Too many Chinese companies have really low standards, the government has never cared about intellectual property rights. and they don't have an independent legal system to check the abuse. and even Chinese people don't care. They've gotten rich off copying.

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pink_oracle Friday, October 26, 2018 12
Friday, October 26, 2018

Urgh and now Cosmic Girls are dragged into this shit-show, way to go Starship.

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no_words Friday, October 26, 2018 1
Friday, October 26, 2018

not Starship's fault at all. They did their best to get their members out of this group. But ran into Chinese legal problems and couldn't counter the clout of Tencent


I don't think anyone reasonable will ever blame the members of this group...and especially won't blame Cosmic Girls or Starship.

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pink_oracle Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Who ultimataly gave the ok for the two girls to audition for the show?

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holdthisLnoobs Saturday, October 27, 2018 9
Saturday, October 27, 2018

great isnt it

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icancu007 Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

Damn! :O
That f(x) picture shoot(even the 3 orange lines) and RV's OOTN MV Door-from-water scene, Dumb Dumb MV's Tape Recorder are unmistakable!
They can think of soo many concepts these days, but Chinese are lazy and good at what they do I guess... excellently copying! :D

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yerewenseuljoy Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

fx is under one of the big3 companies and Victoria is one of the most popular idol/actresses in china, of course someone will notice. how dumb can their company/management get? at least try to make it not obvious. even their name is a copy of cosmic girls. lol

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MaeilKpop Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

They also copied the group name from Cosmic Girls (for obvious reasons).

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jeyjin Thursday, November 1, 2018 0
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Did they do this on pupose? Nobody gets away with plagiarism, no matter what country it is.

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allkpopuser448 Tuesday, October 30, 2018 0
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Seriously, how did anyone think they could get away with such blatant plagiarism of the queens that are f(x)?

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moolody Monday, October 29, 2018 0
Monday, October 29, 2018

well It's chinese, it's not shockin anymore. They know they are well known for plagiarism, they don't give a shit and they are proud about it. anyone besides their people are irrelevant.

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piccuchi Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

BAHSAHAHAHAHAHAAH "The chinese being chinese" legit

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D_Liam Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

well, they are chinese after all.

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Winston Saturday, October 27, 2018 1
Saturday, October 27, 2018

Frankly even the show Produce 101 is also a copy from Mnet, its sad they seldom think of Shows which are NEW ideas, that maybe other country will want to COPY from them.

in the past a lot of networks copy American game shows like "Who wants to be a Millionaire" and "The Pyramid Game", "Wheel of Fortune" and such, but now i see the trend is Korean variety shows, like "Running Man", "Hidden Singer", "I want to be a Singer", "Daddy where are we going", etc I just hope maybe China will think of new shows which are exclusive to them instead.


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yooonoon Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

The Chinese who produced “produce 101” bought the rights for it, it was idol101 who didn’t buy the right but copyrighted mnet

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DED_LEE Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

MEIQI & XUANYI 4 MY LUV!! ^^ =)

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sototallyrandom Saturday, October 27, 2018 0
Saturday, October 27, 2018

It sucks how much the Chinese can plagiarize and get away with almost anything. To be honest, I'm really disgusted (not just because of this issue but every bad thing a lot of Chinese are doing now).

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dontberude Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

why you are shocked? we're talking about china here. 😎

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fd3srotary@aol.c Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

Is there anything China DOESNT copy?

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jojomomo Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

Okay, that's a blatant plagiarism of fx's 4 walls. But to clarify one thing, that first pic is an advert for a clothing company or fashion website or something, not Rocket Girls' music release.

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Mich_le Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

You know, for a country that once band kpop and having a famous producer stating that kpop will self destruct, they sure like to copy. And shamelessly to.

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Luxorris Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

Anyway, anyone knows why Xuan Yi isn't part of this comeback?

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Donna_Dash Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

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zedi Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

people accused BP in the past and now they want to accuse this GG

because RV pretty much did countless number of cocepts,,

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partyfan2013 Friday, October 26, 2018 2
Friday, October 26, 2018

Man, who in the flying fuck has time for this? There's absolutely no motherfucking need to start all of this absolutely pointless bullshit at all, period. And with that being said, we all can agree that it's way much better for all of us to leave this nasty bullshit at the door and just enjoy the music.

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myma Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

I both agree and disagree with you. Yeah, OK, really, we should just scroll on by.

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Cielistium Friday, October 26, 2018 0
Friday, October 26, 2018

People care about different things, my dude. I agree and disagree with you too, but I hope people won't hate on the girls, but the one who made those decisions!

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