After being plagued by plagiarism issues over her second album “Dark Angel” in 2006, Lee Hyori new album “It’s HYORISH” has once again been labelled as a copycat. But this time it’s not over the songs but Hyori’s image concept.
Hyori’s new album image concept and promotional videos had been simultaneously released over the internet in the past weeks. But eagle-eyed netizens have subsequently pointed out that her new image concept is almost similar to English singer-songwriter, Amy Winehouse. The hair, the makeup, the clothing and even their poses are almost the same.
When quizzed about this, her label, MNet Entertainment expressed, “We thank everyone for their concern towards Lee Hyori. But it’s quite a perplexing issue for us since the album hasn’t even been released yet. If you say that the makeup is copying someone, that really puts us in a spot. We believe that the plagiarism rumors will die down once the album is released.”
This incident was not the first time the Korean pop industry has been accused of plagiarism, especially for Lee Hyo Ri where the songwriters of Britney Spears’ single “Do Somethin” accused the “Get Ya” songwriters of plagiarism back in 2006. Some publicity for Hyori’s album which will be out on 25th July.