This is not meant to start arguments and I'm not attacking the artists I am using as examples - this is just to start a civil discussion :)
The girls from BLACKPINK (YG's new girl group) released a dance practice video and netizens all over (really, I'm not talking about Vinglers, the whole k-entertainment internet is talking about this..) are saying they're unoriginal and just a 2NE1 copy.
But did we talk that way about boy groups?
Isn't iKon very, very similar to Big Bang?
***again this is just an example, since BLACKPINK and 2NE1 are also YG groups, why not compare two other similar YG groups....***
Why is BLACKPINK a 2NE1 rip off? Why is Red Velvet a Sistar rip off? Why is Gfriend an A Pink rip off?
(and honestly, maybe they are...there is only so much originality that can come in the pop world, pop literally is for popular music so what is popular is what sells, why not go with the trends?)
Yes there were groups getting slack for "copying EXO" but really it didn't affect them that much, if anything it just got them more attention!
(for example, UP10TION got a lot of crap for being "EXO rip offs" but look at them now, no one cares!)
Even VAV with their VIXX conspiracy (they used the same MV set, colored contacts, hair colors, and very similar choreo in their debut song as VIXX's On and On) didn't really get any negativity, just better press!
But with girl groups, being compared to another group means they'll immediately get anti-fans and that's just not fair :/
Do you think that netizens judge girl groups more harshly than boy groups?
If yes, why?
******again I'm not attacking the groups I used as examples, I'm just wondering if anyone else sees the difference in how we judge groups*****