NCT Dream’s Staff Accused Of Allegedly Plagiarizing SEVENTEEN’s “GOING SEVENTEEN” Content
By Koreaboo on March 17, 2023
NCT Dream recently released an original variety content via their official YouTube channel. Produced inhouse, DREAM LOOP has the members figure out a variety of clues to try to escape.
Although NCT has always worked with the concept of dreaming and being stuck between dream and reality, fans of SEVENTEEN found some similarities between DREAM LOOP and an episode of a SEVENTEEN original variety content, GOING SEVENTEEN. A couple of years back, GOING SEVENTEEN released a series called EGO. The series had the boys seeking a way out of an abandoned mental hospital.
Some of the similarities spotted include the corpses of patients lying around and the overall props that contributed to the spooky factor.
The clue to be decoded from a patient chart was also similar.
Fans pointed out that NCT Dream was dressed similarly to the SEVENTEEN members in patient gowns. On the other hand, the black accessories around their neck is a common filming tool, a GoPro. The gowns were almost the same, down to the mandarin collar.
The first scene with the respective members awakening as a patient in a lone room was also compared.
The content was too similar for fans to ignore.
— mish (@junranghae_hui) March 17, 2023
As GOING SEVENTEEN is the culmination of blood, sweat, and tears by not only SEVENTEEN’s staff but the members themselves, fans hated to see it being copied outrightly.
Ego has been licensed as an original content. "It's just a variety show ep." NO ITS NOT!
The GoSe staff & the boys put a lot of effort in creating such content.
This isn't a hate towards the artist but this issue should be solved. It's no less than stealing a plotline of a movie https://t.co/k24bQrSnvq
— 하나𝙃𝙖𝙣𝙖 SVT April CB (@sebong_hana17) March 17, 2023
Some fans even pointed out that NCT Dream’s content team could have easily credited GOING SEVENTEEN.
actually the production team is a sus now, i mean the credit on going is "going original series" so they should give them the credits instead of just take away a concept, im just saying bcz gose staff put a lot of hardwork into making this huge content like gose. https://t.co/4LaavsBdiu
— jihun (@ygtjihuni) March 17, 2023
On the other hand, others felt that it was a common enough theme.
I’m going to be honest… it’s really not that deep, the concept of insane asylum-esque horror content does not only belong to Seventeen + I’m pretty sure Seventeen isn’t even the first one to do it https://t.co/Imjg9Wk7nK
— kyeomisoobin ipdeok! (@yongpaldk) March 17, 2023
Ultimately, SEVENTEEN fans agree that the blame should fall on the staff, not the artists. They have been trying to bring the matter to light by tagging the respective agencies.
IT'S NOT ARTIST FAULT, BUT THIS PROGRAM'S PRODUCER NEED TO APOLOGIZE TO GOING SEVENTEEN STAFF AND @pledis_17 #svtcontents #SVT #GOING_SVT #gose_isgoingback #EGO https://t.co/CTcC2F8GoG
— rachel (@rachellenism) March 17, 2023
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