Netizens Raise Heavy Similarities in Yang Zi's Newest Ad to IU's Love Poem

Netizens Raise Heavy Similarities in Yang Zi's Newest Ad to IU's Love Poem


Oh dear.

Eagle eyed netizens have just pointed out that Yang Zi’s latest endorsement of limited edition “Purple” wedding photo albums closely resembles the concept for South Korean singer-actress IU’s 5th mini album Love Poem which was released last year. From the ad’s overall dreamy vibes set in a gorgeous floral garden, the lavender theme and styling, and even Yang Zi’s poses down to the balloons both stars were holding, the similarities are admittedly uncanny.

Netizens Raise Heavy Similarities in Yang Zi's Newest Ad to IU's Love Poem
Pre-wedding photos have become a booming industry in recent years as more and more couples insist upon having one of a kind photographs to commemorate tying the knot. It’s no surprise then that wedding photography companies will pull out all the stops to differentiate itself above the rest as one company did so by enlisting the GoGo Squid! actress. Besides, the English garden-esque theme most definitely makes for some beautiful wedding photographs.

Some netizens have already mentioned that the overall look and concept are indeed not exclusively patented or copyrighted to IU, but in some ways the ad does look similar to the inspiration? What do you guys think?

Netizens Raise Heavy Similarities in Yang Zi's Newest Ad to IU's Love Poem
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10 comments:

  1. There are a lot of similarities out there especially with flowers but the balloon.....kind of smacks of ...yeah I could understand why ...it is too similar...

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  2. Color and props are similar. But at least they have different poses and hair styles. Clothes aren't the same and the place is different. It's only the same color make it similar. They just happen to both use balloon because it's wedding. Is the Korean lady popular in China? Why compare them together if she not an actress?

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    1. IU is a very famous singer/actress in South Korea and she's also popular in China too. Colors and props are not the only similar things these two photo shoots have. Even the design of the album is exactly the same as IU's Love Poem album. The plagiarism is so obvious. But it's the studio's fault. No one is accusing YangZi as a person. People are just mad at the studio.

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  3. Ummm... it doesn't matter if one is a singer and the other an actress. We're comparing the concepts, not their professions. Everything is pretty much the same, let's be honest.

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    1. I don't know why after the YM-ZLY accident where their posters look exactly the same, people start dragging in every actresses posters with anybody random. People attempted to compare DLRBA and YKC. Now YZ is compared with a random singer. Be honest that you cannot find any other picture in this world where girl in purple dress holds a purple balloon with flowers around her? What the hell...

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    2. Anon 3.a It's pretty disrespectful to call IU as a random singer when she's one of the greatest artists in k-pop and k-pop is huge. And another thing is, flowers, balloons and the purple color theme are not the only similarities between the two photo shoots. Even down to the album cover designs are exactly the same. Artiz studio who did YangZi's photo shoot obviously plagiarized the Love Poem design. Is it YangZi's fault? Absolutely no. She was only doing her job. But the studio plagiarizing is a fact and that's why IU fans are contacting her management and the studio to address this issue soon.

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    3. At anonymous 3.A as someone who watched both kdrama and cdrama, i am 10000% sure that IU is moreeeeeeee popular than Yanzi worldwide. But of course, i like both ladies. You called IU as a random singer is an insult. And her dramas are sold to many countries already, of course, in china, Yanzi is one of the most popular one but worldwide, you can't deny IU's power.

      Yanzi is very pretty in purple but the concept is too familiar. Nevertheless, it's not her mistake, it's a work of a team. But still, it looks gorgeous.

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  4. I saw Yang Zi newest Ad. Concept seem not Foral farden with lavender theme as Netizens described. Most of the time she wore princess / bridal white dress and stayed in french contemporary residence. The image pointed out by keen eyed netizens is part of picture props. show at almost the end of promotion Ad.

    IU is probably one of very popular idol in Korea. Therefore, many Korean brides who love IU probably want to have have thier bridal pictures resemble that of their idol photo book. Since the overall look and concept are not exclusively patented, any photo studios can re-create the same images for thier clients. It is not illegal for photo studio to use this as a concept for bridal photo shooting package. But it should not be part of photo studio advertisement.

    Anyway, if netizens didn't bring up this issue, I, who are not korean, and didn't follow korean entertainment industry propbably did't realize their similarlity.

    Btw, they both girl are gorgeous.

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    1. Hmm is it patent exclusively ...no .. so do t see a problem with some similarity..

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  5. I love IU, she is a great soloist that dance and sing very well, alos she is a great actress that already attempted many genre, she is great and amazing.

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