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Posted by Susan-Han Thursday, December 2, 2021

Netizens notice that IVE's group introduction gesture is similar to EVERGLOW's introduction gesture

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Back on December 1, Starship Entertainment's highly-anticipated new girl group IVE debuted with the release of 'ELEVEN', as well as a title track of the same name. On the same day, girl group EVERGLOW also returned with the release of their 3rd mini album 'Return of the Girl' and title track "Pirate". But it turned out, the release date of their albums wasn't the only thing IVE and EVERGLOW had in common, according to netizens!

In the case of rookie girl group IVE, the members stood in front of the press and revealed their group introduction for the first time ever during their debut showcase, also held on December 1. The introduction begins with "Dive into IVE!" and also includes a hand gesture, where each member holds her three middle fingers sideways to represent the 'E' in IVE. 

Coincidentally, girl group EVERGLOW uses a very similar hand gesture for their introductions. EVERGLOW's introduction begins with, "Ready, all light!" and features the same hand gesture - three fingers held sideways - when the members say "Hello, we are EVERGLOW!"

Watch the two groups' introductions for yourselves, below. 

How did netizens react? Some commented,

"Since they have the same number of members, I thought that they were photos of the same group at first."
"The group that debuted later should change it."
"What idiot forgot to do their research before giving them that intro?"
"IVE should change theirs."
"That 'E' symbol is like EVERGLOW's signature hand gesture."
"For a lot of groups, their greetings are a trademark. Can't believe they didn't do proper research of their own market.
"There's only a limited number of gestures you can do with your hands and fingers. I'm sure this isn't the first time something like this has happened, and it won't be the last."
"You can't blame the IVE members, they weren't the ones who came up with it."

And more. Did you notice the similarity between IVE and EVERGLOW's introductions?

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my_love_is_moon320 pts Thursday, December 2, 2021 2
Thursday, December 2, 2021

IVE shall change their introductory greetings. Everglow is their sunbaenim. Moreover, it will be confusing next time if they still want to do the E symbol. Everglow is more relevant to use the symbolic fingers since their group name starts with E. Why in the world that IVE group want to highlight the E letter when they have I or anything other than that? Just change

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tragicfan
tragicfan68 pts Thursday, December 2, 2021 0
Thursday, December 2, 2021

Their company needs to put some effort into the intro it’s not that hard. It feels like produce 48 vibes to me: scam. All they do is scam, and the fact that some of the girls even knew the dance choreo of the produce 48 theme song before the others did sucks. Only Bc they came from Starship, don’t really like the vibes of the company.

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