Why is KQ Entertainment silent? PD Digipedi laughs as Ateez 'The Real' mv is copied
Atiny think that copying Ateez had become a trend and rightfully so. The eight-member boy group from KQ Entertainment has been plagiarized thrice in the last month alone, including fans accusing JYP Entertainment’s rookie girl group NMIXX of copying Ateez’s concepts and MBC’s survival show ‘My Teenage Girl’ featuring a single written by (G)I-DLE’s Soyeon that was ripped out of Ateez’s hit single ‘Wave’.
Making a hattrick now is an international singer from Nigeria named Eltee Skhillz that took the liberty to copy Ateez's entire music video for his song ‘ODG’ which was released on March 15. Ateez, who released the music video for their ‘Kingdom: Legendary War’ single ‘The Real’ three months ago, may already be aware of the plagiarism as Seong Won-mo, the producer of the music video, posted about it on his Instagram account.
KQ Entertainment still silent about the plagiarism
The production team Digipedi led by Seong Won-mo, who was in charge of Ateez’s ‘The Real’ music video production, took to his Instagram account @digipedi.seong on March 19 to publicize his knowledge of the plagiarism as he posted four photos in a carousel post. Two photos were from Nigerian singer Eltee Skhillz’s music video for ‘ODG’ and the other two shots featured the original Ateez scene, featuring members Mingi and Wooyoung, that were copied.
The PD captioned the post with a sarcastic, ‘Ha ha ha’ but since the incident took place a week ago, a lot of Atinys are complaining that KQ Entertainment’s silence on the matter is alarming. KQ Entertainment, the label that manages Ateez, is yet to drop its official statement regarding what its plans are with respect to the ongoing plagiarism of Ateez’s songs and music videos which is making fans restless.
'Is their company doing its job?'
One fan said, "Please I didn't want to watch their mv cause it will increase their view but look at this. It's look exactly the sameeeee." One fan asked, "I wanna ask something is their company doing their job? I mean it's happened so many time!" One hopeful fan said, "So it’s basically confirmed that kq knows that they’ve been plagiarized. now all we have to do is wait cause i KNOW they’re gonna do sum about it," but another fan said, "The production studio knows, we have no idea if they contacted kq but they definitely should have."
One fan joked, "I laughed so hard, he thinks we don't know..." One fan said, "KQ will handle it. But I can’t get over the fact that this is actually a flex for ATEEZ and ther mv directors. It means they basically set the standard with their uniqueness in concepts so much that everyone wants to be like them." One fan asked, "Where is the Walmart version from?" Another fan said, "Ateez are always the victims of plagiarism. As an atiny, this is stressing me out." One fan said, "I really hope kq drops the nice guy act and starts actually suing these people for plagiarism because it’s not going to stop and ateez deserves better."
Please I didn't want to watch their mv cause it will increase their view but look at this. It's look exactly the sameeeee pic.twitter.com/0NddVVwsAn— Rosess (@rose_pjm97) March 20, 2022
Director be like: pic.twitter.com/uWdQ0vBfWs— yunho month💖🥰 (@Eternalsanyedam) March 19, 2022
I wanna ask something is their company doing their job?— My heart goes 뚜두뚜두💐💎||27💛 (@Staryjennie16) March 19, 2022
I mean it's happened so many time!
The production studio knows, we have no idea if they contacted kq but they definitely should have.— Megan (@megan_atz) March 19, 2022
Look digipedi is also laughing on their mv . pic.twitter.com/Vi2sqlfrEp— DAISY ୧⍤⃝🐣 (@Daisy24102018) March 19, 2022
He could have talked about NM**X too, even if some parts were his job🙃— 🌿🧡🕊️~✨ (@The95495165) March 19, 2022
kq and ateez’s creative team when they open their emails and see “PLAGIARISM ISSUE” for the fourth time now pic.twitter.com/kgePazjRQy— sara is seeing ateez ! (@HONGSMINGKI) March 19, 2022
I laughed so hard, he thinks we don't know.... pic.twitter.com/cDw3QXHWbz— 𝙞𝙭𝙭𝙞𝙭𝙚 ᥫ᭡ (@itsokaysmile_) March 22, 2022
KQ will handle it. But I can’t get over the fact that this is actually a flex for ATEEZ and ther mv directors. It means they basically set the standard with their uniqueness in concepts so much that everyone wants to be like them— ⧗ ODAT ATINY ⧖ (@ATINYCulture) March 19, 2022
IT LOOKS SO CRUSTY COMPARED TO ATEEZ😟— jj! is seeing ateez (@tinysmingi) March 19, 2022
another capitalism!!they copied the scenes from ateez's mvs spot on and dont even try to change it a bit😭😭 so digipedi(the one who's usually in charge of making the mv scenes,etc) laughed at it lmao with a sarcasm caption like "ha ha ha"— mist~ 90/180 (@mistseryy) March 20, 2022
Where is the Walmart version from?— aivilo_gaylisa (@aivilo_gaylisa) March 19, 2022
Okay so yesterday yuju's song got plagiarized then today someone plagiarized ateez the real mv.. gfriend and ateez are always the victims of plagiarism. As an atiny and buddy, this is stressing me outpic.twitter.com/b1AnvryqZZ— Anna⌀ (@eunhannaaa) March 19, 2022
i really hope kq drops the nice guy act and starts actually suing these people for plagiarism because it’s not going to stop and ateez deserves better.— winnie! (@H0NGJOONGlE) March 18, 2022
The year 2022 has just arrived in March and almost everything we face is the problem of plagiarism. Is copying ATEEZ a trend right now? pic.twitter.com/PMGEgmz68M— ATEEZ Simple Wallpapers 📌 (@atzateezatz) March 19, 2022