The controversy was sparked when an online poster on Pann Nate shared side-by-side photos of the two groups, titled the post “NewJeans Red Velvet Self-Replica.”
Drawing attention to striking similarities between the two groups, the poster questioned whether this resemblance was due to them having the same producer.
Furthermore, the post highlighted resemblances in member positions, linking them between Red Velvet and NewJeans.
NewJeans Imitating Red Velvet? Knetz Compared After Resemblances in Member Positions
The comparisons pointed out that the visual members, Haerin of NewJeans and Irene of Red Velvet, occupied the same position on the far left.
The sub-visual members, Danielle of NewJeans and Joy of Red Velvet, were noted to be sitting next to the visuals.
Similarly, the lying down member with talent was mentioned to be Seulgi in Red Velvet and Hanni in NewJeans. The post also connected the members with good skills, Wendy in Red Velvet, and Hyein in NewJeans.
Finally, the far-right member, considered pretty but lacking talent, was compared between Yeri of Red Velvet and Minji of NewJeans.
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Knetizens Engage in Fiery Debate Over Alleged Similarities Between NewJeans and Red Velvet
The Knetizens debated similarities between Red Velvet and NewJeans, with some arguing they were created by Min Heejin to fulfill her vision.
Others argued that Irene overshadowed all five members, and the debate raised questions about Red Velvet fans’ defensiveness and arrogance.
Read their two cents below:
“Now they even use the same icon color… Looking at NewJeans, you can see that this is a group created for Min Heejin to do what she wanted to do with Red Velvet and f(x) at SM but couldn’t”
“Look at them objectively, for real, Irene overwhelms all 5 members of NewJeans”
“ Reveluv is way too arrogantㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Who would copy a group that doesn’t even have Daesang? ㅠ”
“Min Heejin’s works always have the same vibes, so she’s been told in the past that she copies herself. But because the members match the concept and have personality, it’s less obvious”
“Do you guys really think a fan of Red Velvet posted this? OP knows for sure that you guys will swear at Red Velvetㅋㅋ”
“Min Heejin copied it herself. If there were any male idol groups from ADOR, they’d be like SHINee in their debut days”
“It’s similar to Red velvet”
An official statement regarding the issue from the producer, NewJeans, and Red Velvet members has not yet been released.
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