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The BLACKPINK concept was reportedly plagiarized by a Vietnamese group of girls

A group of Vietnamese girls is getting attention for plagiarizing the BLACKPINK concept.

Read on to find out more.

A Vietnamese group of girls slammed for plagiarizing the BLACKPINK concept

Recently, a Vietnamese girl group called DREAMeR, BLINKs, caught the attention of BLACKPINK fans, but for the wrong reasons.

In particular, the DREAMeR agency, DREAMeR Entertainment, recently shared the schedule leading up to the return of DREAMeR, which will also introduce their fourth member, Bao Uyen.

While there is nothing wrong with having a return schedule, what did draw attention was the fact that the draft schedule looked very similar to the BLACKPINK schedule for their upcoming BORN PINK World Tour.

(Photo: Facebook: BLACKPINK / DREAMeR Entertainment)
BLACKPINK “BORN PINK World Tour” schedule (left) and DREAMeR return schedule (right)

The black background and pink font, combined with the lightning at the top, closely resembled the BLACKPINK promotional posters also for their return of “BORN PINK”. Though BLACKPINK used plain black background and has fangs instead of thunderbolts.

However, the reported plagiarism does not end there. The BLINKs expressed more anger when they found out that even individual DREAMeR teaser shots for their members had too many similarities to BLACKPINK’s shots.

Fans in particular found that DREAMeR member Bao Uyen wore a pink long-sleeved blouse, had long, straight hair that was arranged in a half pin-up with a chopstick ornament, and had sharp nails in her teaser photo.

The BLACKPINK concept was reportedly plagiarized by a Vietnamese group of girls

(Photo: Facebook: BLACKPINK / DREAMeR Entertainment)
BLACKPINK Teaser photo of Lisa (left) and teaser photo of DREAMeR Bao Uyen (right)

After seeing Bao Uyen’s photo, BLINKs quickly noticed that the trailer image also closely resembled Lisa’s look in her own “BORN PINK” trailer.

Bao Uyen seems to have copied Lisa’s look, from the blue lenses, hair accessories, to the shade of lipstick and even the pose. Not only that, but the way Bao Uyen’s teaser photo was edited is also similar to that of Lisa, which includes the effect of broken glass.

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Upon noticing the similarities, the BLINKs quickly called the group and their agency to the blatant BLACKPINK plagiarism and expressed their intention to contact BLACKPINK’s agency, YG Entertainment, to report the issue and have them investigate the matter.

DREAMER MiiNa copies BLACKPINK Rosé looks

Not only that, but it looks like this isn’t the first time DREAMeR has reportedly plagiarized BLACKPINK. BLINKs noted that one of the members of DREAMer, MiiNa, wore similar outfits to those of BLACKPINK member Rosé.

The BLACKPINK concept was reportedly plagiarized by a Vietnamese group of girls

(Photo: Twitter: @EraJisoo)
DREAMER MiiNa looks (top) and BLACKPINK Rosé looks (bottom)

In addition, the MiiN trailer photo from DREAMeR’s previous comeback was also similar to the earlier photos of the Rosé trailer from her solo promotions “On The Ground”. This was also noticed by BLINKs at the time and became a controversy in April of this year.

The BLACKPINK concept was reportedly plagiarized by a Vietnamese group of girls

(Photo: YG Entertainment / DREAMeR Entertainment)
Teaser photos of BLACKPINK Rosé solo (left) and previous teaser photos of DREAMer MiiNa (right)

The BLACKPINK concept was reportedly plagiarized by a Vietnamese group of girls

(Photo: DREAMer Entertainment / YG Entertainment)
Previous DREAMer MiiNa teaser image (top) and BLACKPINK Rosé teaser image for solo (bottom)

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Given this is not the first time a Vietnamese group of girls has got into conflict with BLACKPINK, the BLINKs are even more angered by their blatant plagiarism of the K-pop group’s concept.

At the time of writing, YG Entertainment has yet to respond to this issue.

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With a script by Robyn Joan


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