SM Entertainment Under Fire For Allegedly Plagiarizing BTS V’s “Layover” Album With SHINee Taemin’s Upcoming Album Design

ARMYs took to social media to share their reactions!

Earlier in the year, BTS‘s V released his debut album Layover, and it instantly caught the attention of fans because of its unique and fresh concept.

BTS’s V in his layover images | BIGHIT MUSIC
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In particular, netizens loved the physical album, which seemingly represented V in different ways and was very unique in its design.

The album design | @bts_bighit/Twitter
| @bts_bighit/Twitter 

Yet, SM Entertainment has come under fire for allegedly plagiarizing the concept of Layover with the release of SHINee Taemin‘s upcoming album.

SHINee’s Taemin | @xoalsox/Instagram

Recently, SM Entertainment has been teasing the release of Taemin’s new album, Guilty.

| @SHINee/Twitter

On October 22, the SHINee Twitter page shared a photo of what netizens could expect from Taemin’s album, including some of the tracks, concept photos, and the outer box.

When the tweet was shared…

ARMYs couldn’t hide their reactions as they believed SM Entertainment had plagiarized V’s Layover album. In particular, they noted the similarities in the outer box, the style of the concept photos, and the fact that one of the song’s was also called “Blue.”

It is possible that a lot of the song’s creation and planning for the album was done before V’s album was released, but many ARMYs are sharing their anger at just how similar the styles of both albums are.

Source: @SHINee and theqoo