Is this true?
HanKyung ‘Fire’ accused of plagiarising UKnow YunHo ‘Checkmate’
Super Junior ex-member HanKyung gets involved in plagiarism accusations.
HanKyung recently released a new song ‘Fire’ in China and the song has been slammed with plagiarism accusation. Currently, HanKyung had left Super Junior and is promoting solo.
Some netizens pointed out that the song sound very similar to Dong Bang Shin Ki’s song ‘Checkmate’ released by UKnow YunHo in a concert in February 2009. The song ‘Checkmate’ is said to be written and composed by UKnow YunHo and it has received positive reviews even though it was not performed on broadcast.
Netizens comment, “Does he have no conscious plagiarising and promoting the song in China?”, “I don’t know about others, but the interlude sounds the same”, “I think he needs to apologise officially about the plagiarism” etc.
While some netizens voiced, “This is not plagiarism, this is ridiculous”, “I hope it is not true that this is plagiarism” etc.
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I haven’t listened to HanKyung’s new song so I won’t comment on this for now. I guess I’ll check out the song on YT first before I decide if he really plagiarized Yunho’s Checkmate.