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IVE Catches Heat From Fans As They Are Accused Of ‘Copying’ EVERGLOW!

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Dec 03, 2021 05:39 AM EST

IVE, Starship Entertainment's latest girl group, recently revealed their personal greeting whenever they introduce themselves. But some netizens and fans have pointed out that IVE's greeting is similar to another 4th generation K-pop girl group.

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On the 29th of November, IVE appeared in a clip prior to their appearance on "Weekly Idol." At the time, IVE already had a proper greeting. 

The girl group begins by saying, "Dive into IVE!" and their greeting also had a hand gesture where each IVE member holds their middle fingers sideways to make the 'E' in IVE. When IVE officially debuted on the 1st of December, the girl group once again showed off their introduction at their debut showcase.

Notably, fans and netizens were quick to talk about their excitement regarding IVE's introduction alongside their future. For IVE, it truly made their debut iconic as the girl group's career was already on a hot start.

But not all were thrilled, as some netizens noted that IVE's hand gesture seemed quite familiar. Particularly, some fans shared that the hand gesture was very similar to the one used by Yuehua Entertainment's K-pop girl group EVERGLOW.

READ: EVERGLOW, Choi Yena, & More Receive Malicious Rumors? Yuehua Entertainment To Take Legal Actions!

Notably, EVERGLOW made their debut in 2019, and their introduction starts by them saying, "Ready, all light!" continuing with a hand gesture that also makes use of the three middle fingers.

When netizens noticed the similarities, they started raising concerns and asked IVE's company Starship Entertainment to change the greeting.

Not all fans and netizens have a problem with the similarities, but those who do have an issue say that it is part of EVERGLOW's identity. Additionally, fans might also be confused in distinguishing the group due to similar K-Pop greetings.

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Since IVE just recently debuted, it is not too late for the K-pop girl group to change a small part of their introductory greeting.

Neither Starship Entertainment nor Yuehua Entertainment has released any statement regarding the matter.

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