JYP Entertainment was slapped with plagiarism accusations over the outfits displayed in TWICE members Chaeyoung (채영) and Dahyun (다현)’s recent video.
Just yesterday (Wednesday, 10th February), the two K-pop starlets appeared in a parody clip of the hit song “Switch With Me”, originally performed by Rain and Park Jin Young.
The plagiarism allegation came after designer-visual director Kim Balko shared a screenshot from the clip on her Instagram Story, where she claimed, “Eh?!! My custom-designed work is in a video that I didn’t even take part in!”
In particular, Balko seemed to be referring to the hanbok outerwear worn by Dahyun in the video. Netizens were quick to point out that the jacket looked similar to the one worn by BLACKPINK’s Jisoo previously in their “How You Like That” MV.
Not long after the reports came to light, JYP Entertainment stated, “In regards to Chaeyoung and Dahyun’s outfits in the ‘Melody Project’ video, it was actually purchased at a hanbok company. Nonetheless, we didn’t properly recognise the similarities, and we sincerely apologise for this.”
The agency further clarified, “We have provided an explanation of the situation and offered our deepest apologies to the designer. We will be more careful so that this incident will not happen again in the future.”
While you guys are here, check out Chaeyoung and Dahyun’s full performance here:
At the time of writing, the video has amassed over 2 million views on YouTube!