Netizen accuses SEVENTEEN of copying EXO’s concept during comeback showcase

A netizen on the popular online community board Pann has accused of rookie idol group SEVENTEEN of copying EXO‘s school-boy suit concept at their recent comeback showcase.

Posted on September 11th with a title that read “SEVENTEEN is similar to EXO ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ”, the post contained a photo of EXO during their XOXO days where they donned formal school suits and another of SEVENTEEN at their comeback showcase wearing similar suits.

However, there is quite a difference in SEVENTEEN’s suit as theirs are stripped and worn quite loosely with their stage names patched in various places. Not only that, each member are wearing different ties and not the formal tie.

The netizen writes, “At least make the colors different.. What is this ㅋㅋㅋㅋ makes me feel cheated..,” and shares the following photos below:

SM Entertainment
SM Entertainment

Pledis Entertainment via TV Report
Pledis Entertainment via TV Report


Other netizens who saw the post clearly disagreed with the original poster with the majority clicking the thumbs down button. The top comments read:

[+254 / -34] To all the fans that keep saying Seventeen has been planned for years, EXO was planned since 8 years ago. Also EXO fans don’t care if you wear uniforms or what so please go tell your agency to stop media playing Seventeen by linking them with EXO. If you type in Seventeen in Naver there are a truck load of articles that link Seventeen to EXO ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ.

[+212 / -20] Rofl look at these Seventeen fans try to link themselves to EXO, EXO fans don’t care whether you wear uniforms or not. Stop overreacting and playing victim.

[+177 / -12] Is this a paid worker for Seventeen? She always makes posts like this why are people getting swayed by such ridiculous claims?

Source: Pann
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