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BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for “Shut Down”? Here’s what we know

After the release of the BLACKPINK music video for Shut Down, some suspect that the concept of the music video was plagiarized by a Hong Kong girl band. Do you want to know the details? Read on for all the details.

BLACKPINK accused of plagiarizing Hong Kong Girl Group for “Shut Down” MV

On September 16, BLACKPINK released their second full album “BORN PINK” and a music video for the title track “Shut Down”. The music video quickly reached 50 million views within 24 hours of its premiere. Moreover, “Shut Down” received praise from Internet users for showing BLACKPINK’s musical maturity.

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However, shortly after the release of the music video for “Shut Down”, some scenes were suspected of plagiarism. In particular, some scenes were very similar to the COLLAR video by a group of Hong Kong girls for the song “OFF / ON”.

Some internet users shared screenshots of similar scenes in two music videos on social media that quickly caught attention. One notable similarity is the Jennie bathtub scene, which was also seen in the COLLAR music video.

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BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for “Shuw Down”? Here’s what we know

BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for

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BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for “Shuw Down”? Here’s what we know

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Both groups also have a movement where they point to the group in their choreography.

BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for

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BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for “Shuw Down”? Here’s what we know

BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for

(Photo: K14)
BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for “Shuw Down”? Here’s what we know

Another similarity are the driving scenes.

BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for

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BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for “Shuw Down”? Here’s what we know

BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for

(Photo: K14)
BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for “Shuw Down”? Here’s what we know

One last amazing similarity is that one member of each music video is seen wearing the fur hat.

BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for

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BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for “Shuw Down”? Here’s what we know

BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for

(Photo: K14)
BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for “Shuw Down”? Here’s what we know

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Internet users do not believe it is a coincidence and claim that if the music video “OFF / ON” was released before “Pink Venom”, COLLAR would face criticism for copying BLACKPINK.

However, some netizens believe that many of the scenes in the Shut Down music video refer to their previous music videos, so it has nothing to do with COLLAR.

Previous times BLACKPINK was accused of plagiarism

It’s not the first time the BLACKPINK music video has been accused of plagiarism this year. In August, it was suspected that the concept of virtual AI in the BLACKPINK music video “Ready For Love” plagiarized the concept of Aespa, causing heated controversy.

BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for

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BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for “Shuw Down”? Here’s what we know

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BLACKPINK’s pre-release single “Pink Venom”, which was released on August 19, was also under scrutiny after it was noticed that the song was eerily similar to Rihanna’s “Pon de Replay”, “PIMP” 50 Cent and “Kick” Notorious BIG. in the Door ”, both in the melody and in the text.

BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for

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BLACKPINK plagiarized Hong Kong Girl Group for “Shuw Down”? Here’s what we know

However, the BLINKs defended the girly group. They stressed that YG Entertainment announced that BLACKPINK will be sampling popular songs. Thus, the likeness is meant to pay tribute, not plagiarize.

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