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“Plagiarism controversy” Yoo Hee-yeol said goodbye in the final episode of “Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook”

Yoo Hee-yeol delivered his last greeting amid the plagiarism controversy.

On KBS 2TV’s “Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook“, which aired on July 22nd, episode 600 ended the 13-year and 3-month long journey.

Yoo Hee-yeol said, “I’m going to say my last greeting in episode 600 today.”

He continued, “Many musicians who have dreamed of this stage for the past 13 years and 3 months. The audience who filled the show up. Once again, I sincerely thank the viewers who watched until late. Although I am standing under the lights on stage, there are countless people who are like shadows in invisible places.”

He went on to say, “The precious stage that musicians dream of. There are not many live music talk shows. These days, there are very few moments when you can publish and talk about your own songs. I would like to ask for your love and support so that this precious stage can continue.”

Finally, he shared his thoughts, “It was truly an honor to be with you in this precious place.”

On this day, Paul Kim, MeloMance, 10CM, Heize, Daybreak, Kim Jong-kook, Oh My Girl Hyojung X Seunghee, SISTAR and Gummy presented special performances.

In particular, SISTAR, which returned as a whole after 5 years, cried when member Bora said, “I was really excited because it was the first time I sang SISTAR’s songs in 5 years. It was so much fun practicing together in the practice room. My body still remembered dance moves (when I practiced).”

Earlier, suspicions were raised that Yoo Hee-yeol’s song “A Most Private Evening” plagiarized Japanese composer Sakamoto Ryūichi’s song “Aqua”.

Afterwards, Yoo Hee-yeol posted an apology on Antenna’s official account on July 14th, saying, “Because he is the musician I have been most influenced and respected for a long time, I unconsciously wrote the song in a similar way that remained in my memory.” However, as allegations of plagiarism were raised one after another, he had to step down from all TV programs, including “Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook”.

Source: wikitree

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