Netizens Hit Back At “Nonsense” Accusations Of aespa’s Mood Sampler Plagiarizing LE SSERAFIM

“‘This is so hybe coded,’ Ummm it’s actually…”

Netizens have come to the defense of girl group aespa after accusations of their latest teaser “plagiarizing” LE SSERAFIM.

The members of aespa | @aespa_official/Twitter

Recently, the group released the mood sampler for their upcoming release Drama, the “Scene” version. The video contains narrations from the members and exudes “apocalyptic vibes.”

| @aespa_official/Twitter
| @aespa_official/Twitter
| @aespa_official/Twitter 

When the video was shared, on both X and the Korean forum theqoo, a few netizens shared their belief that they saw a lot of resemblances between aespa’s video and that of LE SSERAFIM.

Yet, while most of the tweets didn’t get much engagement and the Korean comments were met with angry responses that there was no link, the discourse led to fans defending aespa from the accusations on social media.

In particular, when one large account shared the teaser…

Netizens quickly made sure to fill the comments with support for the members and the video. While many shut down the accusations and the “HYBE stans,” many pointed out that the concept aespa was following is something commonly seen with SM artists.

They pointed out that if there are similarities to any artist, it’s fellow SM Entertainment group f(x), along with other groups from the company.

Specifically, they compared the vibes to f(x)’s track “Red Light.”


They also generally defended SM groups, with many pointing out that the artists always get accusations.

With so many K-Pop groups overlapping with genres, more accusations have arisen. Yet, many aespa fans want to show that the group is following their own identity created by the members but also their SM Entertainment sunbaes.


Source: theqoo