Shocking news came from the sub-unit of Neo Culture Technology boy group, NCT 127 after their design company apologizes for committing plagiarism in their latest concept photo from Downtown Boys. But, how is that possible?
NCT 127 Outsourced Design Company Apologizes for Concept Photo Plagiarism
After their success of becoming a million seller with their comeback album “STICKER”, NCT 127 becomes a controversial topic after American rock band Downtown Boys suspected them of committing plagiarism in their latest concept photo.
On August 26, the outsourced design company that took charge of the NCT 127 concept photo finally apologizes for committing the alleged plagiarism from an American rock band, Downtown Boys.
American band Downtown Boys call out NCT for allegedly plagiarizing their poster. pic.twitter.com/443oTwa8Gl— m. (@globalmyeon) August 25, 2021
Downtown Boys American Rock Band Points Out Concept Photo Plagiarism
Previously, on August 24, an American rock band, Downtown Boys, stated that one of the posters in NCT 127 concept photo design looked very much similar to one of their own. After all, Downtown Boys released the poster back then in 2016.
psyched to be playing this show! join us nyc @PeoplesForumNYC on 9/24 with @RatasEnZelo will sure be a time for the vaxxxed masses.— Downtown Boys (@DowntownBoys) August 25, 2021
photo from nct pic.twitter.com/2gF0tuf1uF
The Outsourced Design Company Apologizes Immediately
Immediately after Downtown Boys posted their tweet, NCT 127 outsourced design company apologizes for committing plagiarism in the concept photo.
“We apologize to Downtown Boys and their graphic designer for modifying and using their poster without permission.”NCT 127 Outsourced Design Company.
NCT 127 Concept Photo Plagiarism, How is it Possible?
According to the outsourced design company, their designer was a fan of Downtown Boys. They thought that the graphic would fit the mood of the NCT 127 concept photo as the background. Therefore, they modified the poster as a homage.
“When we were commissioned the art design for the group’s content, we thought of placing various artwork images on the walls for the concept of a room decorated by university students. The company’s designer employee, who had been a fan of Downtown Boys, knew about the existence of the original graphic. They thought it would fit the photo’s mood when used as a background prop for the project. Through the modification process, they thought the graphic would take the form of a homage. But ultimately, it has caused damage to Downtown Boys and the original graphic designer’s artwork.”NCT 127 Outsourced Design Company.
Just saw the posters, and damnnn, it actually does look the same 😳— ⟭⟬ami⁷ (@2anot1) August 25, 2021
1st ones downtown boys and second is nct's pic.twitter.com/ALlXzPRvCT
The Company Apologizes to NCT 127 and SM Entertainment
In addition to the Downtown Boys, the outsourced design company also apologizes to the Kpop boy group, NCT 127, and their agency, SM Entertainment, for causing the damage.
“In the future, we will thoroughly inspect our work prior to release to prevent something like this from occurring again. Once again, we bow our heads in apology to everyone.”NCT 127 Outsourced Design Company.
Finally, now that the company apologizes for their mistakes, we all hope that the plagiarism issues between NCT 127 and Downtown Boys will resolve.
In the meantime, check out the below video for “NCT 127: Who is STICKER”.
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