Atinys react to (G)I-dle's Soyeon apologizing to Ateez and Edenary for plagiarizing 'Wave'

Ateez fans called out (G)I-dle’s Soyeon who was a mentor on MBC’s ‘My Teenage Girl’ for copying the boy group’s single 'Wave'


                            Atinys react to (G)I-dle's Soyeon apologizing to Ateez and Edenary for plagiarizing 'Wave'
Fans are confused about whom to believe with contradictory statements coming from all parties involved in the Ateez plagiarism controversy (@tiny.pretty.j and @ateez_official_/Instagram)
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Atinys (Ateez fans) have had it with multiple artists plagiarizing content from KQ Entertainment's boy group Ateez. While fans still wait for an apology from JYP Entertainment and NMIXX, who allegedly filmed the music video for their debut single ‘O.O’ based on Ateez’s original videos from the past, fans are finally delighted with Cube Entertainment who took the responsibility and addressed the issue fans had with Soyeon.

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On February 28 after fans continually trended the hashtag #STOPCOPYINGATEEZ on Twitter, KQ Entertainment, the label that manages the ‘eight makes one team’ boy group, released their official statement announcing how the label, members of Ateez, or their producer, Edenary were not informed about the MBC survival show ‘My Teenage Girl’ using of Ateez’s single ‘Wave’ for the song ‘SUN’ that was performed on the show.

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(G)I-dle’s Soyeon personally apologized to Edenary

Due to the intense controversy around it, Soyeon released her official statement where she said that she only found out about the similarities between Ateez's ‘Wave’ and her song ‘SUN’ after the broadcast of the song. Soyeon stated that on finding out about this, she personally spoke to Eden - the producer from Edenary, and explained the situation to him. Soyeon did not herself give any information about the credits but Cube Entertainment, the label that manages Soyeon, issued their official statement that contradicts Soyeon’s apology.

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Cube Entertainment issues a confusing statement

In the statement from KQ Entertainment, it was reported that the team that produced the 2019 song ‘Wave’ for Ateez, Edenary formed by PD Eden, was not informed about the use of the song’s chorus medley on the MBC Show. KQ Entertainment blatantly stated that no one from Ateez’s team was informed about the ordeal and the production team. Edenary, who was credited for the song ‘SUN’, did not approve of being added to credits of the song used in the first round of ‘My Teenage Girl’ finale episode.

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After being called out by Ateez's team as well as fans of the group, Cube Entertainment issued their official apology after Soyeon released her statement. Cube reported that they recognized the similarity between the two songs ‘Wave’ and ‘SUN’ after its initial broadcast on February 27. They also reported that the new single ‘SUN’ was officially credited with Edenary’s name before prior consultation with the producer as it was all done very close to the official release of the song.

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It was then reported that Edenary had denied the request only an hour before its release so Cube Entertainment asked the production team of ‘SUN’ to revise the credits before the broadcast of the episode. Cube reported that the song was released without any revision which intensified the controversy.


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'The whole statement is confusing and fishy'

Fans appear visibly confused as all three statements released contradict each other. One fan said, "But cube f**ked it up bt lying to protect their a**. And so people belive in soyeon because cube released a statement much later. The company f**ked it up and did not want to listen to Soyeon." One Atiny said, "Damn they make it really obvious that they are just trying to save themselves and not actually addressing the plagiarism." One more fan added, "I’m so sorry to eden, edenary, kq and ateez for going through all this. their hard work is being disrespected and my heart breaks seeing that. i really love and appreciate soyeon, she’s my favourite female artist in kpop, but now i’m just torn and confused on who’s fault is it."

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One more fan said, "The fault is definitely soyeon’s and cube’s, tho in her statement she said that she apologised to eden and edenary personally so i’m glad that she recognised her mistake and was able to truthfully apologise. she have learned a lesson and hopefully it won’t happen again." One Atiny said, "I think we're missing some points here??? i don't think it's soyeon's fault, i think its cube's fault. we all know what type of company cube is." One fan said, "All of this is confusing."

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One fan stated, "Yeh that's what I mean, the whole statement is confusing and fishy; it makes no sense. Especially considering when Atiny first started talking about it Soyeon apparently said she'd never even heard of Wave, and now suddenly she's apologising? Sounds like she's being forced IMO." Another fan said, "So many things happened.. soyeon apologized and both kq and cube released a statement but both were confusing."

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