Chinese Idol Group TFBOYS Accused of Plagiarizing EXO’s MV
According to a report by Chinese media outlet Sina on April 28, Chinese idol group TFBOYS is being accused by Chinese netizens of plagiarizing an EXO music video.
Namely, netizens have been pointing out that the prodigy concept and the props used in the the music video for TFBOYS’ new song “Young” seem a bit too reminiscent of EXO’s music video for “Miracles in December,” which was released in 2013.
Meanwhile, TFBOYS debuted in 2013 and with an average age of 14 is the youngest idol group in China. They have been receiving a lot of love for their cute and bright image.
Watch the two music videos below and tell us your thoughts. Is it plagiarism or are netizens overreacting?
TFBOYS – “Young”
EXO – “Miracles in December”