Both BTS and Cosmic Girls fans are upset about Cosmic Girls' new photobook possibly plagiarizing BTS. This assumption is due to the striking similarities between the new Cosmic Girls' photo book and BTS‘ album designs.
Starship Entertainment released a teaser of Cosmic Girls' new photobook on July 7th. This photobook is scheduled to be released on August 12th. However, fans were upset when they saw the design of the photobooks.
Starting with the title of the photobook, many things resembled the BTS albums. The title of the photobook is 'ON&OFF' - Persona: ON and Ego: OFF. Fans are saying these concept designs and titles are too similar to BTS to be coincidental.
BTS albums 'MAP OF THE SOUL: PERSONA' and 'MAP OF THE SOUL: 7' are based on the concept of "persona and ego" from the Analytical psychology by Carl Jung. Also, the 'MAP OF THE SOUL:7' album includes the song titles such as "Intro: Persona", "Outro: Ego", and their title song "ON".
Also the album design of Cosmic Girls' EGO: OFF photo book closely resembles BTS' Japanese album 'Lights'.
After fans have seen this teaser release of Cosmic Girls' photobook, they have taken to social media to post their anger towards Starship Entertainment.
Some Cosmic Girls fans are asking BTS fans not to hate on Cosmic Girls as it isn't the fault of the members. It seems like both fandoms are upset at Starship Entertainment for this concept.
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