Upon releasing the first teaser photo for their first comeback “Cheer Up,” rookie girl group TWICE was immediately accused of copying Girls’ Generation‘s cheerleader concept.
And while many agreed that the JYP Entertainment group’s outfits were somewhat similar to the SM Entertainent group’s costumes from “Oh!,” netizens defended TWICE from accusations that the similar outfits meant that the group was plagiarizing Girls’ Generation. Instead, netizens explained that the cheerleader concept has been widely used and does not belong to Girls’ Generation. In fact, some netizens even claimed that the TWICE members look even prettier in the outfits than Girls’ Generation did.
Koreaboo has collected reactions from Netizens who commented on the original article from our Korean source. The below comments are the most popular comments at the time of this article being published.
[+ 357, – 81] SNSD plagiarized to begin with ㅋㅋㅋ
[+ 320, – 63] SNSD doesn’t own the cheerleader concept ㅋㅋㅋ and don’t you remember SNSD was under fire for plagiarizing american singers when they released Oh?
[+ 266, – 253] I just saw the teaser and I think TWICE wins in visuals.