Rookie four-member boy group B.HEART has been swept up in plagiarism suspicions immediately after debut.
The group’s debut song “Realistic” was released on January 25, after which netizens noticed that the song sounds like a mix of BEAST’s “Ribbon” and “12:30,” and “Butterfly.” Netizens also pointed out that B.HEART’s “Sad” also sounds quite similar to BEAST’s “The Fact.”
New 4 member boy group B.HEART has denied plagiarizing from BEAST.
On January 26, B.HEART′s agency Poong Entertainment revealed, “It is unfortunate that B.HEART′s debut track has been the center of plagiarism rumors. B.HEART′s ′Realize′ did not plagiarize from BEAST tracks.”
The agency continued by explaining that although the Realize may sound slightly similar to BEAST′s Ribbon depending on the listener, it is hard to say that it is plagiarized.
The agency stated, “It is not plagiarized, but we apologize to the public and B.HEART fans for the controversy. We ask that you refrain from continuing to spread rumors without evidence.”
Meanwhile, beginning January 25, online communities began comparing B.HEART′s Realize to BEAST′s Ribbon, 12:30 and Butterfly, accusing the new boy group of plagiarism.
Park Sa-lim, Seoul