WM Entertainment Responds To Reports That An Indian Music Video Plagiarized B1A4’s “Like A Movie” MV
WM Entertainment has stated that they are looking into reports that B1A4’s “Like A Movie” music video was copied by another artist.
On November 25, Indian artists Tony Kakkar and Neha Kakkar released the music video for “Shona Shona” on YouTube.
Fans soon pointed out the number of similarities between this music video and the music video for B1A4’s “Like a Movie,” which was directed by Yoo Sung Gyun from the production company Sunny Visual. Similar scenes include a man falling in love with a woman from a public phone booth, putting an umbrella over a cloud that is pouring over a woman’s head, a couple talking through paper cups, flying through space full of donuts, and a romantic dance under the light of a full moon.
The similarities between the music videos included the general storyline, background, colors, and various details. It was also reported that the “Shona Shona” music video copied elements from IZ*ONE’s Japanese single “Beware,” including the street and subway sets and various color and background details.
On YouTube, the credits for “Shona Shona” mention B1A4’s “Like a Movie” and IZ*ONE’s “Beware” as inspirations for the set design.
In a statement, B1A4’s agency, WM Entertainment, stated, “We are aware of the plagiarism issue regarding the Indian artist. We are carefully reviewing possible responses.”
B1A4’s “Like a Movie” MV:
IZ*ONE’s “Twelve” MV:
Tony Kakkar and Neha Kakkar’s “Shona Shona” MV: