Posted by Jia-Lin Sunday, May 29, 2022

Chinese singer Yu Yan responds to accusations of plagiarizing Taeyeon's "INVU" music video


On May 26, Chinese singer Yu Yan released her latest single "Who." Along with the release of her single is also an MV that many people found similarities to Taeyeon's "INVU" MV. As the accusations went around, the Chinese singer went on a live stream the day of her single's release.

During the live stream, Yu Yan firmly denies the accusations that she had plagiarized Taeyeon's "INVU" MV and gave a timeline to the filming of her MV as proof. Yu Yan stressed that the storyboard and the palace that the MV was filmed in has been built even before Taeyeon's "INVU" MV has been published, which was February 14 this year. Similar scenes such as the lake and dessert had been part of the storyboard which was finalized back in October 22, 2021. The demo for the song was also primarily completed on November 19, 2021.

Below are some excepts of the storyboard processes that she provided as proof during the live stream. Regarding the MV being conceptualized before October 22, 2021, the excerpt roughly reads "The song name is called Orion...there will be Egyptian elements...such as galaxy and star-studded skies.

In addition to that, the diamond and pearls she had on her make up is an iconic make up that she has already used multiple times, as seen in her past works. 

Sentiments towards this clarification is mixed, but what do you make of it?

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Livy12361 pts Sunday, May 29, 2022 4
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Sorry but I'm not buying it. Not just that dates can easily be edited, the storyboards doesn't show the similarities later viewed in the MV and the song demo being completed before invu came out literally doesn't matter when nobody said the audio is similar. It's pretty clear they used INVU for ref and it's even more clear it was done for noise marketing.

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A13924 pts Sunday, May 29, 2022 1
Sunday, May 29, 2022

Taeyeon's making film already said she prepared this album for 2 years. Not to mention we can check her hair colors and IG posts can see when she filmed the mv (around 2021 Autumn) , this girl said she is preparing filming mv around 2021/12/31 so WHO plagiarized . Her singing teacher and the dancers all post saying they prepared 2 months ago. STOP saying nonsense !

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