Title: Weki Meki, copying Blackpink's debut promotional tactic ++ edit

Source: Pann

Date posted: July 19, 2017

I was so dumbfounded that I decided to post on Pann for the first time.  Last year, August 8th at 8 pm, Blackpink debuted with a '888' promotional tactic.  Melon hadn't yet changed their charting system last year, so the majority of singers were still releasing things at midnight but Blackpink purposely released their songs on 8/8 at 8 pm and those numbers were highlighted as part of the promotion; articles were released and YG made it pretty clear on his instagram.  But the new girl group, with Choi Yoo Jung and Kim Do Yeon, set to debut is also pushing '888' as part of their promotional tactic.  You can probably tell by looking at the two teaser photos, but while they seem like posters for 1 group, the one with the hands was for Blackpink and the one with the TV is for Weki Meki(?).  For this company to copy a promotional tactic....what sort of etiquette?....I wish the company would get their head on's not like 8 is the only number in the world.

This is for the people that keep saying this is a troll thread.  It'd be one thing if the general public didn't know any of the members in Weki Meki...but 2 of the members have already made several TV appearances and they have already accumulated fans but you think that this is something that should be ignored? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Blackpink will become busy in August due to their official debut in Japan happening then, but now you have this group debuting right at that time...wouldn't it be more weird to just say nothing.  We should try to have them change this.  Whenever male idols get in a 'plagiarism' controversy, it becomes a big deal....isn't copying part of the debut promotional tactic a big deal?  They made it clear, by putting '888', that this was part of the promotional tactic, plus it doesn't help that the teaser image is similar as well, so doesn't it make sense to see this as something wrong?  And that's why I made the thread

+ I never bashed Choi Yoo Jung from the beginning (made it very clear that I was putting the blame on the company) but there seems to be quite a few people trying to make it as though that was the focus.  And people are saying that it isn't an issue on DC Gallery, but is DC Blackpink's official fanclub?  It is an issue on other sites, like Blackpink forum on Instiz, which is why I'm posting this.  If you don't believe me, just take a look at the majority of the replies before commenting further


1.) [+226][-9] That's crazy...don't know about anything else, but '888' is too much

2.) [+224][-21] I'm a Blink, and I've tried but still can't understand's the time to congratulate Blackpink's 1 year anniversary since their debut, but now we have this ㅠㅠ

3.) [+191][-10] 8 pm is the same as well?  

4.) [+78][-2] What makes me more mad is that when Blackpink debuted, the charting system hadn't changed yet ㅜ

5.) [+75][-0] (***A Korean idiom...the closest I can get to the original message is 'biting off more than you can chew'***)

6.) [+71][-3] This is ridiculous...why is this a troll thread and who is cosplaying as a fan? ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ Don't Blackpink fans have the right to feel angry about this?  When Wanna One's official colors clashed with Seventeen's colors, people here flipped tables siding with Seventeen fans saying that it was right for them to feel angry, that it was too similar....but when Blinks or other people say that '888' is just too similar, the response is "they're just troll pretending to be fans".  I really can't understand that thought process...put yourselves in our perspective.  Pretend that there's a new group that will be debuting at the same day as your bias group.  Yeah, same debut dates can occur.  But 8 pm, having the same time as well is just too much.  I was surprised when I saw the photos because their teaser photo looked so similar to Blackpink's but if they have similar concepts as well...this is a problem...

7.) [+68][-3] I feel that Weki Meki will sort of follow Blackpink's path...releasing the dance video predebut, just like Blackpink....

8.) [+66][-2] YG tends to put emphasis on numbers so it's completely understandable for the fans to get mad ㅠ But because it's already been made official, it's too late for them to change it...things are just properly messed up

9.) [+63][-3] I'm a fan of another group, just passing by, but if I were a Blackpink fan, I'd get mad as well??  It's not just 8/8 at 8 pm that is the same but they also seem to be following a similar promotional route, so it'd be weird not to get upset.  The company is at fault ㅋㅋㅋㅋ Why'd they try to pick something with YG of all companies

10.) [+59][-1] It's one thing if it was just August 8th but to have 8 pm as well...


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