Recently, a Chinese social media influencer/singer Chi Yi Ting released a song titled 'Lucky Card', but the track soon came under fire as people accusing her of plagiarizing Apink's 2011 hit track 'My My'.
here’s a side by side comparison of the intro for everyone who can’t access the chinese streaming sites.. and to the people who are saying that it’s “coincidentally similar” ？？？？？？— asp #PinkCollection 2019 (@tfohayoung) 2018년 10월 31일
bgm 똑같은데... pic.twitter.com/5k7IEne6Kd
As the controversy started to grow bigger, the song's composer Wang Jia Cheng responded with a social media post, "I've been notified with the similarity between 'Lucky Card' and 'My My'. It appears that the two songs share a similar musical accompaniment, but we did not realize that during the production process."
He continued, "We received the instrumental version from a third-party arranger, and are going through the process of terminating the contract. Moreover, we would like to clarify that the singer had nothing to do with the plagiarism controversy. We kindly ask that you refrain from making blaming remarks against her."
In response, Apink's management agency Plan A Entertainment stated, "After checking out the facts with copyright experts, we will discuss further actions regarding the controversy."
Meanwhile, Apink is confirmed to make its comeback on January 7, 2019.
(Credit= 'Official.Apink2011' Facebook, '1theK' YouTube, 'tfohayoung' Twitter)