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Posted by Sophie-Ha 10 days ago

A rookie North Korean singer is accused of plagiarizing K-pop

AKP STAFF

Recently, a rookie North Korean singer is at the center of attention in various online communities.

A video of this singer performing at a North Korean new year's event is going viral in online communities because many netizens have pointed out that the song plagiarized K-pop.

The melody and beat to the North Korean song "Be Jealous of Us" is very similar to the 2017 song "Fingertip" released by GFriend.

There have been various comparison videos showing the similarities between the two songs. 

Kang Dong Wan, a professor at Dong-A University known as an expert on North Korea, posted two songs on his YouTube channel on January 16 and pointed out that North Korean songs seem to have copied the K-pop song.

Professor Kang emphasized the possibility of plagiarism again, saying that it was confirmed by a music expert that the two songs had the same note composition.

In response, netizens are showing various reactions, such as saying that the status of K-pop seems to have increased in North Korea as well. And many are expressing their concerns since no plagiarism lawsuit can be filed against North Korea.

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thieves
thieves3,779 pts 10 days ago 2
10 days ago

i feel like it doesn't really matter tbh. first of all, the song in NK won't be winning any awards, there definitely won't be serious (positive) global attention, etc. also, in the greater scheme of things, plagiarism in NK really doesn't even come close to being important given the prevalence of human rights violations.

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Anubis33563,292 pts 10 days ago 1
10 days ago

its north Korea. What are you going to do about it. Nothing.

lots of worse things happen daily there

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