DREAMeR, a new Vietnamese women’s group, has been accused of stealing BLACKPINK’s BORN PINK idea. On September 14, 2022, a fan on Twitter noted parallels between the DREAMeR members’ introductions and return dates and the PINK VENOM vocalists’ album conceptions. Fans demanded that YG Entertainment sue them for plagiarism after the post went viral on social media.
The design of DREAMeR’s introductory teaser of the two new members was very similar to the current idea of the K-pop group. MiiNa and Bo Uyên, the third and fourth members of the debut group, were announced on April 12 and September 14, 2022 respectively. Plus, their return trip poster is similar to BLACKPINK’s teaser for global tour announcements.
Apparently a group called DREAMeR in Vietnam is plagiarizing BLACKPINK, LISA and even they have copied ROSÉ in the past, I think we should email YGE about this issue. pic.twitter.com/8Ihv9u1Mbu
— (@GIRL0VESICK) September 14, 2022
Fans are finding a new Vietnamese women’s group that has brutally copied BLACKPINK’s BORN PINK concept design.
A new Vietnamese girl group is forming, but they’ve already made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Even before their debut, DREAMeR members Ph Phng Anh, RIN9 and MiiNa were involved in a plagiarism scandal. Dreamer Entertainment, the group’s agency, is under fire from BLINK fans for stealing BLACKPINK’s return photos. The creepiness of the makeup, design, color, posture, positioning, and text makes it impossible to be anything but a straight-up copy-paste thought.
Three images were considered controversial. The first was MiiNa’s introductory post, which was published on April 12. The concept photos of Rose’s On the Ground were similar to the singers. The purple clothing, close-ups, flowers, lighting and poses all resembled the photos of the K-pop idol. On September 13, the second photo was shared, which was believed to be a replica of their return schedule. The announcement poster of BORN PINK’s worldwide tour, featuring two pink lightning bolts at the top and pink writing on a black snakeskin background, looked alarmingly similar.
The poster for the K-pop girl group featured pink fangs on the top and bottom, as well as pink lettering on a black-and-pink gradient background. It was published on August 8. The most recent photo that was an identical replica was the introductory image of Bo Uyên, which was uploaded on September 14. The image resembled Lisa’s PINK VENOM concept teaser. The broken glass, pastel pink outfit, haircut, long nails and attitude were all reminiscent of BLACKPINK’s teaser.
Netizens dug further after seeing Bo Uyên’s concept teaser and discovered more photos that seemed to come straight from the PINK VENOM vocalists’ designs. The controversy over plagiarism divided fans. Half of the fans assumed it was a marketing ploy to reach a wider audience, as the images bore an uncanny resemblance to one of the most popular ideas for K-pop girl groups. They also advised individuals to block or ignore the issue.
Another section of the fan base used puking emojis to flood the Instagram posts of the Vietnamese group members. They also mentioned YG Entertainment and BLACKPINK and asked for legal action from the agencies. Meanwhile, BLACKPINK is back with BORN PINK on Friday, September 16, 2022.
Make them love bp and we all know they never win lol🤭
– that’s your shit (@princiipi) September 14, 2022