“Love With Flaws” Responds To Accusations Of Poster Plagiarizing Scene From Dua Lipa’s Music Video

The drama “Love With Flaws” is involved in a plagiarism controversy over its poster.

The MBC series is suspected of copying a scene from the music video of Dua Lipa’s “New Rules.” In both images, there are people standing in a row while hugging each other from the back. On top of that, they are all wearing pastel-colored clothing.

When comparing the two, the slight difference is that the actors in the drama are wearing t-shirts and the people in the music video are wearing dressing gowns. Also, the people in the music video are hugging each other’s arms and not the waist, like the actors in the drama are doing. However, the colors, pose, and facial expressions are mostly similar, and some experts say that it shows a high “sync rate” so they state it is not an exaggeration to say they did a “cover” rather than an original work.

A source from “Love With Flaws” explained, “This isn’t plagiarism but a parody. It is true that we did refer to the scene in question from Dua Lipa’s music video. However, we didn’t copy it. The poster shares the message that the characters in the drama are hard-working individuals with flaws. To maximize this message, we aimed for humorous seriousness. It would be nice if you could look at it as a parody.”

“Love with Flaws” airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 8:55 p.m. KST.

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