Director of Women’ Technology’s ‘Endlessly 1’ music video apologises after plagiarism allegations

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Shin Hee-won, who directed Women’ Technology’s ‘Endlessly 1’ music video, has issued an apology following allegations that one of many video’s props plagiarised a emblem by the theme park Tokyo DisneySea.

On August 14, Shin shared a publish on his manufacturing home storieswetell’s official Instagram web page addressing allegations that he had plagiarised a emblem utilized in Women’ Technology’s latest music video for ‘Endlessly 1’, the title observe of their comeback album of the identical title.

Within the music video, the woman group are seen acting on a parade float adorned with a prop bearing the quantity “15”, commemorating their fifteenth anniversary as an act. Nevertheless, the brand drew feedback for obvious similarities to the fifteenth anniversary emblem of Tokyo DisneySea from 2016.

Credit (L-R): Screengrab from Women’ Technology Official YouTube Channel / Screengrab from Tokyo Disney Resort Official YouTube Channel

“First, I’m sorry for inflicting hassle for members of Women’ Technology and SM Leisure on account of this controversy about plagiarising a set design within the ‘Endlessly 1’ music video” he wrote, per KoreaJoongAngDaily.

“After being commissioned for this music video, I used to be concerned in not solely the planning and directing course of but in addition the choosing the smallest props. Contemplating that, I’m ashamed and sorry that I borrowed a design with out permission.”

“I used to be wanting up quite a few designs for the woman group’s fifteenth anniversary and located pictures that I believed could be appropriate,” defined Shin. “We referred to them for the set design with out checking the unique supply of the picture. We’ve now checked that it’s the emblem design for Tokyo DisneySea’s fifteenth anniversary. I give my sincerest apologies for utilizing the design with out thorough analysis or affirmation.”

Shin added that he would pay extra consideration to analysis his references to stop comparable points from arising sooner or later. He went on to apologise to Women’ Technology, their label SM Leisure, in addition to followers of the group.

On the time of writing, Women’ Technology and SM Leisure have but to answer Shin’s apology or touch upon the difficulty.

The eight-member group returned on August 5 with the music video for ‘Endlessly 1’, together with their seventh studio album of the identical title. The ten-track report marked their first group launch in 5 years, placing an finish to Women’ Technology’s hiatus which started members TiffanySeohyun and Sooyoung’s departure from SM Leisure.


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