It has only been a few hours after JYP new girl group, NMIXX released their debut single MV, “O.O”, but they have to face plagiarism controversy accusations of many other previous groups, including ATEEZ and aespa.
JYP New Girl Group NMIXX Faces Plagiarism Accusations Following their “O.O” & “TANK” Debut MV
JYP Entertainment new girl group, NMIXX, has been receiving huge spotlight from the Korean entertainment industry even before the company announced its members. From their sold-out “Blind Package”, pre-debut videos when they were still JYPn, and full member announcement, NMIXX was believed to be another super rookie who will create a breakthrough in the Kpop industry.
That is until their debut actually happened.
On February 22, JYP Entertainment new girl group, NMIXX, finally debuted after long-time anticipation with their first single MV “O.O”. With their new music genre called “MIXX pop”, JYP new septet girl group showcased their outstanding talent in almost ALL aspects, including dancing, vocal, group dynamic, and visual.
However, in just a few hours after the group debuted, many fans realized that the concept behind NMIXX “O.O” debut MV was far too familiar. That is why not only JYP new girl group, NMIXX, blow up social media with their debut, fans began accusing them of plagiarism controversy from other existing groups, including ATEEZ.
Details of NMIXX Alleged Plagiarism Controversy of VARIOUS Existing Groups, Including ATEEZ
There are several details from the whole debut concept of JYP new girl group, NMIXX, that faced plagiarism controversy accusations of previous groups such as ATEEZ and aespa from the Kpop enthusiasts. From scenes, music, and even their signature were similar to some of the existing Kpop groups. Here are some of the details.
NMIXX Debut Concept is Oddly Similar to ATEEZ
First and foremost, the most visible detail about JYP new girl group, NMIXX, that made them face plagiarism controversy is how much their debut concept is similar to ATEEZ.
The NMIXX debut concept said that the girls were taking the first step towards an unknown world where the boundary between the sea and sky was broken. Hence, JYP Entertainment used various pirate-related words such as “set sail” and “voyage towards utopia. However, this concept is not really brand-new because apparently, another existing group had created a breakthrough with such a concept before: ATEEZ.
Now wtf is this?? Pretty sure the jyp staff working on nmixx bought every single ateez album and the diaries and thought no one would notice bc this whole shit literally screams ateez :/ pic.twitter.com/FsvRof7M8z— kel ★ semi ia (@jwyfe4er) February 22, 2022
In 2018, ATEEZ released their single, “Pirate King” which started their whole universe of pirates and voyages. By becoming one with the ocean, ATEEZ was ready to raise their anchor, be whatever they wanted, and set sail to a new universe, somewhere on the horizon.
While many other Kpop groups such as Everglow had also used the same pirate theme, they managed to create an original concept of their own. Therefore, it is truly surprising for fans how much NMIXX and ATEEZ concepts are alike, especially knowing the new girl group came from one of the top four Kpop companies, JYP Entertainment.
Various Scenes from NMIXX “O.O” & “TANK” Debut MV Are Similar to Multiple ATEEZ MV
And as if proving the plagiarism controversy, there are various scenes from NMIXX “O.O” and “TANK” debut MV that was surprisingly similar to ATEEZ. And not just one, but multiple ATEEZ MVs.
First was the pinkish sky and pirate ship in JYP new girl group, NMIXX “O.O” debut MV was too similar from the one in ATEEZ “Illusion” MV. That is why fans jokingly mentioned that ATEEZ had been traveling too far that they ended up visiting a new girl group music video.
Secondly, some scenes from NMIXX “O.O” and “TANK” debut MV were way too identical with ATEEZ previous “Turbulence” and “Don’t Stop” MV. And it makes fans wonder whether JYP Entertainment really plagiarized the whole thing.
Identical Characteristics to LOONA MV Details
Furthermore, some of the characteristics on NMIXX New Frontier: Declaration video apparently has identical characteristics with details from LOONA MVs.
NMIXX Jiwoo Signature is Similar to TREASURE Jungwoo
Next, a fan also pointed out that the signature of NMIXX member Jiwoo is almost identical to TREASURE member, Jungwoo. While nothing is certain whether JYP Entertainment or Jiwoo herself created the signature, the similarity is certainly uncanny.
jiwoo from NMIXX and jeongwoo from TREASURE Signature are the same (keep in mind jeongwoo from treasure created his in 2020) pic.twitter.com/ru5NSvXVQh— forever 트레저 ♡︎ (@teumetopus) February 23, 2022
“MIXX Pop” Music Concept is Similar to aespa
Previously, JYP Entertainment announced that their new girl group, NMIXX, will debut with feature a brand-new concept of music called “MIXX Pop”. They define the new music genre as a combination of multiple genres blended into one original music concept.
However, after NMIXX released their debut single, “O.O” and its MV, fans started realizing that the concept of “MIXX Pop” is not original after all. That is because the music concept of NMIXX “O.O” debut single seems to be experimental, and many other existing Kpop groups have done it before, including Stray Kids and aespa.
i think jyp tried to copy aespa’s song structure for nmixx but failed because what the fuck is this— sasha 💘 (@blooathens) February 22, 2022
the song has weird transition between two conflicting song genre in one song
I’ll be real honest nmixx debut song sounded like it was trying hard to pull off the aespa music structure so it kinda failed tho it’s too early to judge it might be that song that don’t sound great at first but later on you’ll be jamming to it— jei (@yonghongduo) February 22, 2022
What’s more, at the same time as NMIXX “O.O” and “TANK” debut release, aespa “Next Level” became a trending topic. That is because fans believe that these two songs have extremely similar musical structures.
NMIXX: Promising Talented New Girl Group with Poor Treatment from JYP Entertainment
At the end of the day, fans also mentioned that it is definitely NOT NMIXX fault to face plagiarism controversy accusations for “O.O” debut single. After all, NMIXX is an outstanding new girl group full of talented and extraordinary members with a promising future.
Btw no one is attacking the girls so the jyp stans who are making it look like we’re hating on the girls, calm your tits down. We’re defending ateez as we should bc this is way too identical to just be a mere “coincidence” bc of same production team. pic.twitter.com/7HowWdSjTM— kel ★ semi ia (@jwyfe4er) February 22, 2022
However, due to their company’s poor choices and lack of research, NMIXX had to debut with criticism and plagiarism controversy instead of praises and admiration. And it’s all thanks to JYP Entertainment.
I feel bad for nmixx. I know it’s not their fault, but like what the fuck jyp. From Monsta X, ateez, loona, enhypen, aespa, nct??? Seriously?? Creative thought has left the building. #JYP_해명해_사과해_인정해 pic.twitter.com/PXVILAEVfD— ¹²²⁶ met ateez in chi (@videogametrash) February 22, 2022
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