IU's reps deny 'The Red Shoes' plagiarism controversy

Article: IU 'Red Shoes' plagiarized?... netizens divided in response

News 1 via Nate

1. [+1,470, -118] It's not suspected plagiarism, it's flat out plagiarism.

2. [+1,279, -104] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-34XUW_huvk Listen for yourself, it's similar.

3. [+961, -72] It really is quite similar, though

4. [+218, -24] No one's divided over this ㅋㅋㅋ Anyone can tell that it's 100% plagiarized, just the stupid fans that are shielding it.. tsk tsk.

5. [+203, -15] It blows my mind that IU fans are shielding this by claiming that it's how all the swings/jazz genre songs sound like ㅋㅋㅋ The controversial part is not the rhythm but the melody, chord, and brass that are all the same.


Article: IU's reps deny plagiarism controversy "Not at all, a completely different song"

Source: Sports Seoul via Naver

1. [+4,994, -397] It sounds the same to me...

2. [+4,230, -291] They use the chord excuse for everything. Be honest, you guys were surprised when you heard the song too, right Loen?

3. [+4,233, -367] Apart from the "Disappearing summer time~" part, everything else is plagiarized

4. [+3,720, -284] I played the song for my dongseng and he asked if it was an English version of Red Shoes ㅋ It's too similar

5. [+1,541, -92] Loen's statement is so patronizing... purposely using musical terms that they know the average person won't know and basically saying, "Haha, us professionals don't think it's plagiarized, not like you guys would know anything about that..." Excuse me, but the song is listened to by the general public. The way they're obsessing over the chords makes it more suspicious.

6. [+1,257, -86] It doesn't matter what they say because if the public thinks it's plagiarized, it is ㅋㅋㅋ

7. [+1,157, -186] Honestly, the rhythm is too similar, as well as the middle part... 99.9% it's plagiarized... IU, as if Eunhyuk wasn't enough, now you're plagiarizing... farewell, nation's little sister!

8. [+920, -50] Is their company blind and deaf? It was pretty much just copied and pasted.

9. [+791, -47] Let's admit what's true, IU. I got goose bumps when I first listened at how similar it was.

10. [+650, -44] To me, it sounds the same;; I don't want to hate on IU but I think the composer needs to step up and say something so that IU receives less hate... I personally like the song so what a shame.