Just a few hours ago, a debate was sparked over a choreography seen involving the popular 'New Thing' challenge.
On October 10, a netizen uploaded a post containing a fancam of ATEEZ's Wooyoung dancing a part of their song "Say My Name" during a dance break in "The Real." The move was preceded by Wooyoung making a 'copy' gesture used by street dancers to signal that the following move was originally created by another dancer.
This debate began when fans noticed a similarity between the dance moves done by Vata to Zico's latest song, "New Thing." ATEEZ fans claimed that Wooyoung had made the 'copy' gesture to call out that the opponent's moves weren't original and that he was indirectly conveying a message that the moves from "New Thing" were originally from ATEEZ's "Say My Name."
With the ongoing debate, ATEEZ's choreographer, Anze Skrube, who created the move, responded through his social media. He shared various fan posts that pointed out the original choreographer and even tagged Vata and ATEEZ in their respective Instagram stories.
Anze Skrube even clarified through the comments that he and two other dancers, Josh Smith and Johnny Erasme, created that move together.
K-netizens commented, "Woah, even the original choreographer stepped up," "People were saying that dance move was common, but the original choreographer spoke up," "The original choreographer must have been so frustrated, he spoke up" "Nice, he proved that ATEEZ's 'Say My Name' was the original," "People were shielding We Dem Boyz so much," "The original choreographer did a good job by cheering and supporting both sides in the end," "People who shielded Vata are clowns now that the original choreographer stepped up," and "Lol, this is awesome."