The plagiarism issues circling JYP Entertainment new girl group, NMIXX, continue after fans realized their hand sign is highly similar to their sunbae sister group, ITZY, in the middle of the official fandom name announcement. Here’s the complete and detailed reason.
JYP Entertainment NMIXX Plagiarism Issues CONTINUE to ITZY Hand Sign + Official Fandom Name Announcement
It has only been a week since their official debut date on February 22, but JYP Entertainment new girl group has been bombarded with a bunch of controversial plagiarism issues. Previously, the public went on full force attack on JYP Entertainment for NMIXX plagiarism issues in their debut MV. Today, the plagiarism issues of the JYP Entertainment new girl group continue to its hand sign that’s highly similar to its sister group, ITZY.
On March 1, various media reported that ITZY official fans, MIDZY, had been calling out to JYP Entertainment for its new girl group, NMIXX, hand sign plagiarism. According to several statements from the fans in social media, NMIXX “N” hand sign was deemed too similar to “Z” ITZY. This issue started appearing on the same day NMIXX announced their official fandom name: “NSWER.”
Similarity Between NMIXX and ITZY Hand Sign
Furthermore, if you don’t get the issues behind JYP Entertainment NMIXX plagiarism on the ITZY hand sign, you can take a look once again in the photo.
Even though the signs look different at first glance, you can see how both NMIXX and ITZY form the sign by connecting two “V”s with their fingers. The difference was just that while the original ITZY hand sign formed a “Z” horizontally, NMIXX rotated them to “N” vertically.
The COMPLETE Reason Why the Hand Sign Becomes a Big Issue
Indeed, you may be thinking that both NMIXX and ITZY came from the same entertainment company, JYP Entertainment. That is why having a similar signature and overlapping concepts might have been ordinary in the Korean entertainment industry.
However, there is a strong reason why NMIXX plagiarism on the ITZY hand sign becomes such a huge issue. That is because the hand sign was not part of the ITZY concept from JYP Entertainment. In fact, it was ITZY member Ryujin who created the official hand sign of their group in the first place.
Since then, the hand sign has been part of ITZY official identity and brand image. Not only that, it has also formed an intimate connection between ITZY and MIDZY fans.
Sadly if you rotate itzy's hand sign it looks like itzy's hand sign, a hand sign is a group signature and will represent them, I dont want nmixx to have a hand sign that will make other people think it's other groups hand sign. Div4 should have created something unique for it pic.twitter.com/T22ufFUudw— lucie ฅ^•ﻌ•^ฅ (@justnmixx) March 1, 2022
NMIXX’s hand sign being the same as Itzy’s is beyond unacceptable, theyre under the SAME company and JYP literally just gives them a discount version of Itzy’s signature, which RYUJIN created in the first place?? @jypnation seriously fuck you pic.twitter.com/0ElBkci2jL— 🥕multicarrot (@choiarmidzywol) February 22, 2022
Let's be real that it is evident that both signs are similar to each other. Jype, Ryujin herself created it so you don't have the power to copy it. To nmixx stans, we support the group still and not hate nmixx at all.— ViE⚡ (@2shincouplet) March 1, 2022
SQU4D CHANGE THE HANDSIGN#JYPESQU4D_RESPECT_ITZY@jypnation pic.twitter.com/vBZgFh4O8z
Fans Suggested New Hand Sign Alternatives for JYP Entertainment New Girl Group, NMIXX
Fans also provided alternatives if JYP Entertainment wanted to give the NMIXX new girl group a sign without plagiarism issues. After all, there are many creative ways of creating the “N” sign using fingers. In fact, there are also possible hand signs that can include BOTH the “N” and “X” in “NMIXX”. Here are some of the proposed hand signs from fans.
Was JYP Entertainment REALLY Doing Plagiarism Issues On Purpose?
With the continuous plagiarism issues revolving around its new girl group, NMIXX, fans wondered if JYP Entertainment was REALLY doing it on purpose. Previously, some Kpop enthusiasts provided a comprehensive explanation behind NMIXX debut issues. They also added suspected reasons that JYP Entertainment might be doing it on purpose. After all, the rising controversy and its plagiarism issues increased NMIXX exposure and had them selected as the 1st Spotify RADAR KOREA Artist in 2022.
Hence, fans jokingly mentioned that all these controversial plagiarism issues revolving around JYP Entertainment and NMIXX made them go O.O. And it was EXACTLY what the company had in mind when debuting the new girl group.
From ATEEZ to LoonA to Aespa to SME even their sister group, ITZY? Daebak! Literally i am shocked. Definitely O.O— EIKKIN ✨aespa, DAESANG Holders✨ (@aeeikkien) March 1, 2022
got ppl writing articles about how bad the song is like nmixx getting some kind of exposure even if it’s not good pic.twitter.com/B5WjB0bqSr— ً (@yuqsoul) February 24, 2022
NMIXX Official Fandom Name, “NSWER”, and Its Exciting Meaning
On top of everything, on the same day the hand sign plagiarism issues started rising, JYP Entertainment new girl group NMIXX announced their official fandom name, “NSWER”. Moreover, there is apparently an interesting meaning behind NMIXX official fandom name.
According to the group, “NSWER” was taken from the word “answer”. However, at the same time, it is also an acronym that stands for North, South, East, West, and Route. Therefore, it means that NMIXX will embark on a journey to find their route and answer. And they will do it together with their NSWER fans.
It is NOT NMIXX Fault
Finally, all the other fandom that raised the plagiarism issues regarding JYP Entertainment new girl group, NMIXX, emphasized once again that it was NEVER the girls’ fault. NMIXX consists of seven promising and talented members who have even broken the Kpop industry before their official debut. Therefore, it’s unfortunate if JYP Entertainment lets NMIXX continue their career riding on the plagiarism issues of other Kpop groups.
i have nothing against the nmixx girls, but this isn't just a sign. this was created by ryujin, this is itzys's mark. the amount of disrespect to both itzy and nmixx for them to use it and think it's okay… @jypnation do ur damn job.— ⚡luna ≷ (@hattpaws) March 1, 2022
I'm Midzy and fortunately I didn't see Nmixx hate, I only see JYP hate for not knowing how to take care of Itzy or respecting the handsign created by Ryujin, this also affects Nmixx, they just debuted and need an original greeting https://t.co/HfWApTZeeG— Penny #Slomo ≷ (@YoTengoA_Nemo) March 1, 2022
NMIXX: JYP Outstanding New Girl Group with Plagiarism Issues and Unique Official Fandom Name – Your Thoughts?
So, what do you think about JYP Entertainment plagiarism issues on NMIXX similar hand sign to ITZY, Kpop fans? And do you think that NMIXX “NSWER” fandom name is unique? Please share your thoughts in the comments and stay with Kpoppost Instagram & Facebook for more NMIXX updates.
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