BTS’ fans are vigorously protesting against an Italian singer Seiell over a plagiarism issue involving him.
The ARMY, over the charges of plagiarism, called out the Italian singer for his song, Scenne Nenne, that sounded very similar to the BTS hit, Fake Love.
OH YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME… pic.twitter.com/8MePA5HJ2m
— #JOONIE (@cultmins) November 6, 2019
The biggest problem for the ARMY is not only the similarity of music but what Seiell allegedly said.
When the Italian singer was asked what he thought about the possibility of a lawsuit being filed by Big Hit Entertainment, he allegedly responded by saying he isn’t concerned by the “four Chinese idiots”.
EXPOSING @/seiell_official (IG) A THREAD:
⚠️REPORT THIS PERSON⚠️
This guy plagiarised Fake Love beat, part of the lyrics and the rhythm.
He posted IG stories where he made a song after armys messaged him on dms about FL; in this "dissing" song he calls bts s*uts with make- up:
— мooncнιld ⁷ (@lovelyjoonie) November 7, 2019
Following the response from Seiell, ARMY took to Twitter in anger and condemned his abusive remarks.
Fans started accusing the singer of ripping-off BTS and messaged him about possible lawsuits from the group’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment.
One fan, who shared a video clip of the song on Twitter, wrote: “Oh, you have to be kidding me!”
Meanwhile, the ARMY also took a jibe on British TV talent show’s judge Simon Cowell who had recently announced that he was planning to create a new band to challenge international fame, BTS.
Koreaboo reported that a hashtag #OnlyBTScan started trending in response to Cowell’s challenge. The fans were quick to point out why his plan will not work.
One fan wrote on his Twitter,“#OnlyBTSCan be the BTS they are today. There won’t be a next BTS ever, won’t be the next set of 7 people who went through hell, fought with shxx through years to achieve their dreams, their dreams consisting of making people feel loved and happy.”
Another one responded, “#OnlyBTScan be the fastest group in history to earn three #1 debuting albums in the US (Only in 10.5 months), surpassing The Beatles.”
Other statements included, “BTS who is responsible for 8% of Korea’s tourism industry! Their merch make up 1.7% of Korea’s TOTAL exported goods!” and “BTS’ impact on Korea’s economy was said to be greater than that of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in 2018.”