Crayon Pop’s Agency Responds to Accusations of Costume Concept Plagiarism

Crayon Pop’s Agency Responds to Accusations of Costume Concept Plagiarism

Crayon Pop‘s agency, Chrome Entertainment, finally spoke up about the swirling rumors that the female group had copied their stage costume concepts from another Japanese female idol group called Momoiro Clover Z

The agency released this statement on August 21, “There have been many rumors about the originality of Crayon Pop’s ‘Bar Bar Bar‘ sound as well as other aspects related to it. We will be addressing these and other illegitimate claims.” 

With regards to the cries of plagiarism regarding Crayon Pop’s use of Momoiro Clover Z’s concept, they said, “Crayon Pop wore tracksuits while promoting their track, ‘Dancing Queen.’ The outfits were inspired by Crayon Pop’s role model, DJ DOC. The reason why we wanted to experiment with this concept was because it was so different from what other girl groups were wearing at that time. Also, it was convenient to have tracksuits for their choreography, which incorporates several high kicks.” 

They also added, “We have continued to use this ‘tracksuit uniform’ concept up to now with ‘Bar Bar Bar.’ The helmet came into play when the choreography required jumping and so to protect the head, one of the members suggested the use of a helmet for protection as well as a prop. The helmet concept has been utilized by many other artists before, like 45rpm and Daft Punk.”

Crayon Pop (left) vs. Momoiro Clover Z (right)

Crayon Pop (left) vs. Momoiro Clover Z (right)

38 comments
jokwonb
jokwonb

The last one with the name tags, Crayon Pop is not copying! Because I've seen other kpop dance practices and they wear name tags. I think its for when they perform live, the camera people needs to know which member they need to shoot.

DS Donna
DS Donna

I don't know the group but what's with the horrendous outfits ?! -_-

Patty Ramirez
Patty Ramirez

i really hate this concept!!! but i can't stop listening the song, i don'tb like it , but it's soo catchy

Rose Eden Descalso
Rose Eden Descalso

I've read about this new girl group so I watched one of their MV just to check out. Honestly, they didn't impress me even a bit. Their charms (if they actually have some) surely didn't work on me.

H-jae Kim
H-jae Kim

They just look retarded with helmets.. They're not even special to wear helmets, are they afraid that they're gonna get hit in the heads when they fall while dancing?? Just looks retarded..

supermichel
supermichel

The plagiarism "scandal" has not taken off at all in South Korea. The headlines makes it look like a big issue but in fact nobody cares at all (like the others pseudo-scandal that rose up).

Aileen Esplana
Aileen Esplana

what's up with the hate? if u dont like them, then dont listen, dont watch... XD

Min Jun
Min Jun

Just lol at people hating them... Dont hate for a wrong reason... Crayon Pop

adam_couple
adam_couple

Who say their face is same because they have twin in the group.

Concept plagiarism is bulls**it. There a lot similar concept in entertainment world... not just at kpop..

and why with the helmet? because this is their concept for the song... To be like super heroes...

Different song will have different concept...

and please dont hating without know nothing about them

Dont hate with a wrong reason


Alison Har
Alison Har

haters are losers..don't need to ask why...lol

Alison Har
Alison Har

both equally the same type of person = rude...lol

Jocelyn Montejo
Jocelyn Montejo

That, personally was one of their worst videos. Trust me their first one was very likeable. I liked it a lot. Plagiarism or not, it still sucked...a lot. I perfer their first mv.

Maidao Vang
Maidao Vang

Why is everyone hating on them? I'm not update but it seems that everybody hates them. Just tell me why? And don't all Korean women look alike since they are having the same PS like Jaw and dble eyelid? Well, in my point of view, that's how I see Korean celebrities.

Yam Lee
Yam Lee

They look... Plain stupid with the helmets on.

Kim Santos
Kim Santos

.... did they do double eyelid operation? Or just their contact lenses?

Wai Hong
Wai Hong

Plagiarism or not,they know better than us

Fardianto Ione
Fardianto Ione

Caryon pop plagiarism japanese idol group momoiro clover Z

Jonelle Diez
Jonelle Diez

what's the point of wearing helmet seriously?

jkytam
jkytam

@Gabriel J. Amaral Exactly.