Production Company For STAYC’s “SO BAD” MV Apologizes Following Plagiarism Accusations
The production company of STAYC’s debut music video has shared an official apology after accusations of plagiarism.
STAYC made their debut on November 12 with “SO BAD.” Recently, the video has been accused of plagiarizing Miley Cyrus’s music video for “Midnight Sky.”
Production company Rigend Film has since responded with the following official statement:
Hello, this is Rigend Film. We are releasing this statement to share our official stance on plagiarism accusations regarding STAYC’s music video.
Rigend Film was in charge of supervising this music video and was therefore fully responsible for planning, production, art, and every other aspect. As a result, we are ashamed and cannot hide our upset feelings regarding these plagiarism accusations. We have no intentions to justify the scenes in question by calling it a misunderstanding as an homage. For all props (such as the disco ball, confetti, silver foil background material, and trees), we decided to use them together after discussing with the director during the production planning phase. We want to make it clear that there was no intention to plagiarize the scenes that were created due to the placements on set.
Many of the props listed above are ones that Rigend Film uses frequently in different ways when producing music videos. However, we recognize and agree that the combination of these art props and the scenes that were created as a result are controversial. We have personally apologized to those inconvenienced by this controversy, including High Up Entertainment, STAYC, and all associated staff members. We also want to apologize to fans and the public for confirming details regarding the art and visuals during the production stage without appropriate research. We apologize.
In the future, we will become a Rigend Film that works even harder to bring enjoyable and creative video content to fans and the public. Once again, we apologize.