The Kpop girl group, aespa, debut is around the corner. They have dropped an MV teaser of their single, Black Mamba. Unfortunately, netizens speculate plagiarism in aespa’s Black Mamba MV teaser as there are too many similarities.
Black Mamba Plagiarism Speculations
“Black Mamba” and “POP/STARS”
Once the Black Mamba MV teaser was out on the internet, Kpop fans began comparing it to the virtual League of Legends girl group K/DA with their POP/STARS MV.
Let’s check how they are similar!
The location of both MV is on the subway.
2. Color schemes and graffiti
Both Black Mamba and POP/STARS use neon color schemes, and there are graffiti.
3. The aesthetic
Moreover, the overall aesthetic of Black Mamba looks similar to POP/STARS.
4. Not only the MV but the “AI” concepts are also similar
Look at these K/DA and aespa’s AI concepts.
aespa and NCT
Netizens also notice that aespa Black Mamba is similar to NCT MV.
As i thought the end of Make a wish MV of NCT U and One MV from SuperM are teaser for Aespa. wohooo! so excited !! pic.twitter.com/pzRPi2YGac— ~SweetNana~ (@AnassaSerene) November 15, 2020
Black Mamba and Germany artist’s works
Surprisingly, aespa Black Mamba MV teaser is not only similar to K/DA POP/STARS! It is also mentioned that a visual artist from Germany, Timo Helgert, questioned the content on his Instagram account. His works are said to be thematically almost identical to aespa’s.
Kpop Fans Demand Explanations
Various reactions have been shown by Kpop fans worldwide. Though, SM Entertainment has no response to the plagiarism allegation yet.
“Isn’t SM Entertainment a big agency? What is this complete lack of creativity… This is shocking.”
“What is wrong with them…”
“Are they kidding, from AVATAR to the MV, everything overlaps. How can they keep insisting they didn’t plagiarize? There are so many similarities.”
“Are they a new K/DA cover group?”
“LMFAO. Seriously though… This is so obvious. What are they even doing?”
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