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Chinese Group Accused of Copying B1A4

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2012.07.17 11:51 Mwave Stewart Ho

A Chinese group is being accused of copying group B1A4.

Korean netizens are targeting the Chinese group ‘决胜团’ for its similarities with B1A4, even posting a collection of side-by-side comparison photos of the two groups.

The collage shows remarkable similarities in not only the style, but also album jacket covers, homepage images and television appearances.

Chinese Group Accused of Copying B1A4

The group has been receiving criticism since then with netizens commenting, “I thought [决胜团] was a cover group at first but the fact they made an official debut is shocking”, “Even looking at the outfit it’s undeniable” and “It’s great Korean singers are gaining popularity but to make copycat groups based off of SNSD, Big Bang, SHINee, Hyuna and now B1A4 risks giving a detrimental effect to the original artists.”

Photo credit: Online community

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