Park Myung Soo has expressed his thoughts regarding the plagiarism allegations against singer and actress IU.
On the 19th, during his KBS Cool FM radio show, ” Park Myung Soo’s Radio Show,” Park Myung Soo discussed IU’s recent news with big data expert Jeon Minki.
During the show, Jeon Minki revealed, “IU has been facing allegations of plagiarism. The person who made the plagiarism accusation is not someone directly involved but a general citizen. Copyright infringement charges can only be pursued if the original copyright holder files a complaint. In reality, it should be the composer who should be accused, not IU. However, because the accusation was directed at IU, it became an issue.” He pointed out the fact that the accusation was going in the wrong direction, leading to the formation of public opinion asking, ‘What did IU do wrong?’
In response to Jeon Minki’s explanation, Park Myung Soo reacted by saying, “Isn’t it possible that IU didn’t request it and that there was no wrongdoing?”
He further stated, “IU, along with many other artists, has been contributing significantly to spreading Korean pop culture and promoting our country. We should support them. Nowadays, no one can get away with plagiarism. If there are issues with a song, fans will be the first to notice. It is not a world where such matters can be easily overlooked.”
Previously, on the 8th, an individual named A reported IU to the Seoul Gangnam Police Station, accusing her of violating the Copyright Act. The six songs that were the subject of the complaint against IU include “Red Shoes,” “Good Day,” “Bbibbi,” “Marshmallow,” “Boo,” and “Celebrity.”
Songwriter Lee Min-soo, who composed “Good Day” and “Red Shoes,” and composer Lee Jong-hoon, who created “Bbibbi,” directly refuted the allegations by stating, “None of those songs were plagiarized.”