“Exactly The Same” — Red Velvet Fans Demand Starship Entertainment Apologize For IVE’s “Melon Music Awards” VCR

“Exactly The Same” — Red Velvet Fans Demand Starship Entertainment Apologize For IVE’s “Melon Music Awards” VCR

IVE recently attended the 14th Melon Music Awards (also known as MMAs), and fans were in awe at the group’s incredible performances. The talented rookie group also won the awards for “Melon Top 10 Award,” “Best Group: Female,” “New Artist of the Year,” and Best Song of the Year Daesang.”

IVE | @IVEstarship/Twitter

Although IVE had an incredibly successful appearance at the award show, Red Velvet fans are now calling out Starship Entertainment for allegedly plagiarizing Red Velvet’s “One Of These Nights.”

Red Velvet | @RVsmtown/Twitter

Red Velvet released the music video for “One Of These Nights” in March 2016, and fans love the melancholic yet beautiful music video. The song was especially meaningful as many fans believe the music video is a tribute to the victims of the Sewol tragedy.

At the 14th Melon Music Awards, IVE’s performance started with Liz‘s beautiful piano rendition of “ELEVEN” before the members performed their hit songs “LOVE DIVE” and “After LIKE,” complete with some incredible dance breaks.

LIZ PLAYING ELEVEN ON PIANO pic.twitter.com/amNb4dasi3

— liz loops (@lizsloops) November 26, 2022

ive love dive dance break omg #MMA2022 #ive pic.twitter.com/ZAiKiiZIRd

— lana🏹 (@iheartshuhua) November 26, 2022

But the VCR that played between “Love Dive” and “After Like” caught the attention of netizens as many of the scenes were remarkably similar to Red Velvet’s “One Of These Nights.”

Some Red Velvet fans even created a shot-by-shot comparison to show how identical the two videos are.

Red Velvet’s “One Of These Nights” | @wenseul221/Twitter

IVE’s VCR | @wenseul221/Twitter

Red Velvet’s “One Of These Nights” (top) and IVE’s VCR (bottom) | @wenseul221/Twitter

Red Velvet’s “One Of These Nights” (top) and IVE’s VCR (bottom) | @wenseul221/Twitter

https://t.co/6PQ5tQmTO6 pic.twitter.com/Hal0CNg4o5

— windows 7 (@05_99_02) November 26, 2022

Given how meaningful “One Of These Nights” is, fans are voicing their displeasure with the similarities, demanding an explanation and apology from Starship Entertainment. Fans are especially frustrated since although “One Of These Nights” was a meaningful tribute, IVE’s VCR used such similar shots to simply portray “an unforgettable party,” according to the VCR narration.

Isn’t ive’s vcr exactly the same as red velvet ? How dare you, Starship?#MMA2022 #IVE #IVEonMMA #STARSHIP #RedVelvet pic.twitter.com/yszqqx44Xw

— Nineelyy (@Nineelyy) November 26, 2022

Why is ive copying red velvet’s one of these night??? It’s a song with special meaning. Please explain and APOLOGIZE!!! #RedVelvet #IVE #plagiarism pic.twitter.com/smFUjuWCZS

— Nineelyy (@Nineelyy) November 26, 2022

Why does Ive’s VCR copy RedVelvet’s MV? This is apparently a copy of a video clip of one of these nights in Red Velvet. I hope Starship can explain. Play a plagiarized VCR in public on such a big occasion. pic.twitter.com/u1rHO97UPU

— mendy (@mendyy0827) November 26, 2022

Red Velvet is always being plagiarized by other companies but this, im fcking mad at this.
This song is so meaningful because this a song about Sewol tragedy. Starship needs to delete this and APOLOGIZE. #ive_plagiarize_redvelvet pic.twitter.com/MWdE8BqdMU

— 1991-Born 배주현 (@sica_eclare) November 26, 2022

Fans also believe IVE should receive an apology since it was a momentous award show for the rookie group, but now the VCR is being criticized.

starship needs to apologize to red velvet AND to ive for staining their big night w this. https://t.co/bT8oZAadXj

— ً (@yujsyn) November 26, 2022

You can watch Red Velvet’s “One Of These Nights” here.

You can watch IVE’s VCR here.

🎥 [VIDEO] 221126 Jang Wonyoung VCR Narration for ‘MMA 2022’#IVE #아이브 #JANGWONYOUNG #장원영 pic.twitter.com/pqf4nlkB2A

— WONYOUNG GLOBAL (@WonyoungGlobal) November 26, 2022

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