Yoo Hee-yeol is suspected of plagiarizing songs from “Infinity Challenge”…”This is when he’s forced” vs. “The problem is the problem”

While Yoo Hee-yeol, the head and producer of agency Antenna, acknowledged and apologized for plagiarizing Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Aqua,” suspicions arose that he had plagiarized other songs in the past.

On YouTube, claims are circulating that Yoo Hee-yeol has plagiarized “1900,” arranged by Ryuichi Sakamoto on the piano, and “Please Don’t Go My Girl,” which was released in the “Free Road Song Festival” special of MBC’s entertainment show “Infinity Challenge”.

Yoo Hee-yeol is suspected of plagiarizing songs

Yoo Hee-yeol admitted and apologized for the allegation that “Very Private Night,” which was released in September last year through “Yoo Hee-yeol’s Living Music,” which releases piano compositions once a month, was similar to Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “Aqua,” and he had no choice but to admit the similarity between the two songs.

Piano composer Junjo claimed that another song, “Time I Turn On,” released in the problematic “Yoo Hee-yeol’s Living Music,” plagiarized Ryuichi Sakamoto’s “1900.” The original song was arranged by Ryuichi Sakamoto on the piano based on Enrio Morikone’s music, which was inserted in the movie “1900.”

“Yoo Hee-yeol seems to have released the song as if it were his without mentioning the original composer (Enrio Morikone) or the arranger (Ryuichi Sakamoto) while using the same melody as the main theme,” Junjo said.

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Another YouTuber, Gachi, argued that Yoo Hee-yeol may have plagiarized “Please Don’t Go My Girl” to make “Body Bumpin.” 

Gachi claimed, “Yoo Hee-yeol showed the choreography at ‘Infinity Challenge’, and even the choreography was the same,” but added, “I don’t know if this song is plagiarism or not. It is still questionable whether the song was made before or after. In fact, it is difficult to talk about plagiarism because the standards are ambiguous,” he said.

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Opinions are mixed after these YouTubers raised suspicions of Yoo Hee-yeol’s plagiarism one after another. Some people said, “Aren’t they just forcing their ideas on everyone else?” and others said, “Shouldn’t we look into it thou?”

Yoo Hee-yeol apologized for his plagiarism, saying, “I apologize for not doing enough research and disappointing many people,” and repeatedly said, “Above all, I apologize to teacher Ryuichi Sakamoto and fans for doing these embarrassing things.”

Source: nate

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