Solo artist Jeon Somi recently dropped her latest single, "DUMB DUMB," drawing attention to her concept and image. While she amassed support from numerous K-pop fans, some internet users suspected her of copying BLACKPINK Rosé — here's the reason why.
On various Korean online communities, Jeon Somi is a hot topic for allegedly copying the concept and image of BLACKPINK Rosé.
This is after internet users noticed the uncanny similarities in their hairstyle, makeup, outfits, and even teaser photos.
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In particular, Jeon Somi, a former I.O.I member returned as a solo artist on the 2nd of August, kicking off with her new single, "DUMB DUMB."
Her comeback received rave reviews, following her refreshing high-teen concept and choreography killing points. Several fans also pointed out her upgraded visuals, highlighting her slender legs and visibly toned abs.
However, during her appearance in the SBS music show "Inkigayo," a lot noticed that she wore the exact outfit that Rosé also wore during her performance on the same show.
Initially, the reactions were pretty positive, given that the two idols were friends. There are also commenters expressing that they look like twins, with uncanny similarities in their features –especially the blonde hair and fair skin.
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However, there are internet users who posted articles with the title, "Jeon Somi copied and pasted Rosé."
Web critics pointed out that the concept of the outfit for singer Jeon Somi's solo comeback is similar to that of BLACKPINK Rosé's "-R-."
The writer compared the costumes of Rose's debut song "On the Ground" released in March and Jeon Somi's solo song "DUMB DUMB" released last month.
The synchronization rate was 99%. Rosé and Jeon Somi had long blond hair in green-blue tone checkered two-piece. They also matched the same outfits such as Argyle Checkered Two Piece and Twisted Halterneck.
There are also some that posted the two female idols similar poster – which is actually a trend nowadays in the K-pop scene.
As a response, netizens are debating over the copying of concepts. Fans were surprised and commented, "From hair to styling, everything is similar," "I was surprised to see Jeon Somi's music video," "Rosé has been preparing solo since two years ago," and "It feels similar."
On the other hand, other netizens commented, "Isn't it inevitable that it is the same since they are both from the same company?" Although Jeon Somi is under THE BLACK LABEL, it is still a subsidiary of YG Entertainment, where Rosé is an artist.
Furthermore, more supporters defended the "Birthday" singer saying, "High-teen concept is nothing new," "I don't think she's copying her" and "Nevertheless, both look great with blonde hair."
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Written by Eunice Dawson