Netizens Shield LE SSERAFIM’s Chaewon From Criticism Over “Rosalía” Plagiarism Allegations — Lambasts Source Music For Not Stepping Up
Netizens defended LE SSERAFIM‘s Chaewon (also known as Kim Chaewon) and criticized the group’s label for not stepping up to address plagiarism allegations.
Recently, LE SSERAFIM has been hit with allegations that it had plagiarized the style and sound of Spanish singer Rosalía. Rosalía is famous for her unique singing style and catchy tunes. Netizens pointed out similarities between the singing style of “UNFORGIVEN” and “Linda.”
비트랑 창법은 린다 베낀것같음 https://t.co/jHPTlUZPzw pic.twitter.com/LW3wOC173C
— 유새 (@concertagirl) April 24, 2023
+비슷하게 연출된 뮤비(MV)장면
1. ROSALÍA – MALAMENTE (18년 5월 30일)
2. LE SSERAFIM – FEARLESS (22년 5월 2일)
3. ROSALÍA – SAOKO (22년 2월 4일)
4. LE SSERAFIM – ANTIFRAGILE (22년 10월 16일) pic.twitter.com/ciYNI9LpNU
— 직 (@ohzixc) April 25, 2023
Then on May 2, LE SSERAFIM’s Chaewon went viral for her calm answer to a reporter’s question regarding recent plagiarism allegations.
Our songs and concepts contain our stories and message, so I would be thankful if you could see them as our characteristic creations.
Netizens reacted to Chaewon’s answer by defending the artist. As it is rare for K-Pop groups to have a final say on which song to sing, many netizens stated that the plagiarism allegations should be handled by the group’s label, Source Music.
- “But isn’t this something that the label should address? How are the members at fault?”
- “There is a lot of hate being directed at her because she’s the leader, but don’t criticize her. It’s not like she can defy her label if they tell her to say that.”
- “The label is so pitiful. This is something that the label should step up and address, or they should have forbidden the question from being asked. Why does Chaewon have tob e the one to respond?”
- “Kim Chaewon is seriously always being blamed.”
- “The label is literally hiding behind Chaewon. What’s the point of having a label?”
- “Why is Kim Chaewon responding to the allegations? The label should be the one to do it.”
- “It’s obvious the label isn’t able to respond.”
Meanwhile, read more about the allegations in the link below.
LE SSERAFIM’s Chaewon Had The Best Answer To A Potentially Rude Question About Their Music’s Similarities To Spanish Singer Rosalía