Lee Chae-yeon’s company denies plagiarism allegations on ‘Hush Rush’
WM Leisure has responded to plagiarism allegations surrounding the idea artwork for Lee Chae-yeon’s forthcoming album.
On October 8, the Okay-pop company shared a press release addressing current claims that the idea artwork and design for Lee’s upcoming debut mini-album ‘Hush Rush’ have been plagiarised from SHINee member Key’s current studio album ‘Gasoline’.
Followers of the latter had identified comparable fonts, color schemes, lightning and moon-related visible motifs that have been used within the idea images and promotional artwork for the 2 data, each of which borrow from basic horror themes.
“We’re very unhappy and upset,” WM Leisure stated of the allegations, per The Korea Occasions, including that “‘Hush Rush’ is a mini-album with its personal distinctive picture and a novel narrative”.
“[‘Hush Rush’] revolves round a vampire who leaves her outdated fort after waking up from 300 years of sleep and we tried to depict Lee as a vampire of the younger era,” defined WM.
“When designing this album, we made use of the objects and hues which might be typically used to indicate horror or a Halloween vibe. Within the case of the font and the guts picture, WM and our outsourcing firm paid to make use of them as they match properly with the general temper of the album.”
“We need to apologise to Lee’s followers ― who’ve been wanting ahead to her debut for a very long time ― for fuelling worries,” added the company. “Please proceed to help Lee, who will embark on a brand new musical journey.”
Lee is a former member of Korean-Japanese lady group IZ*ONE, shaped by way of the fact TV competitors Produce 48. Following former bandmates Kwon Eun-bi, Jo Yu-ri and Choi Yena, she would be the act’s fourth member to make her solo debut with the discharge of ‘Hush Rush’ on October 12 at 6PM KST.
The opposite IZ*ONE members went on to debut in new Okay-pop lady teams like IVE and LE SSERAFIM, whereas others returned to Japan to proceed their actions with AKB48 and HKT48, or at the moment are pursuing performing.