Posted by Yaki-Jones 11 days ago

K-Pop fans debate whether NCT Dream plagiarized Seventeen's content or not


K-Pop fans are debating whether NCT Dream plagiarized Seventeen's content or not. 

On March 16th, NCT Dream revealed the first episode of their original content titled 'DREAM LOOP: The Last Midnight.' But shortly after the reveal, a debate started over whether it plagiarized Seventeen's original content titled 'Going Seventeen: EGO,' which was released back in October 2021. 

Fans pointed out the similarities in the concept and setup of the content. But others countered that such concepts are similar across all escape rooms themed around lab experiments. Some of the comments include: "I saw both and they don't have similar plot or storyline. Sure, concepts and props are similar but that's because those are cliches in such theme."

"Maybe they did take EGO into consideration. The episode did remind me of EGO from time to time."

"As long as the story is different I don't think it's plagiarism."

"Even EGO's escape room theme wasn't original so I think it's hard to argue that"

"In Korea, escape room themed content is pretty mainstream. There's even a variety show named 'Great Escape'."

"I have a feeling this controversy is forced lol"

"It's not about having a similar theme. If you compare the screenshots from two clips they give off the same vibes as if they all came from a single video."

"Things such as repeating and sharing dreams, etc are all from NCT's universe and that bed appears in Dream's 'Chewing Gum' MV. I doubt that they plagiarized." 

What do you think? Watch 'DREAM LOOP: The Last Midnight' here and 'Going Seventeen: EGO' here

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bang_nay497 pts 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

If the story line is different as a Carat I don’t see the issue. That just my personal opinion.

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CarbonatedBubble-31 pts 11 days ago 0
11 days ago

Doesn’t every idol variety show have similar content. I watched one group’s variety show and then watched a different group’s, and they had similar content.

I’m pretty sure there’s some sort of idol variety show guideline somewhere where theres a long list of things of do’s and dont’s from what broadcasting and advertisement companies want; what fans want to see; and trying not to get cancelled. So what they can do is pretty limited and ideas end up overlapping. These companies don’t do these variety shows for nothing.
the internet is a small place where everyone copies every each other and calls it a ‘challenge’ for content. It’s happening everywhere. It’s just the world we live in now

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