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Dance + Pro's 'THE TREND' crew plagiarises BTS' dance moves on show, Desi ARMY demands credit to K-pop group

BTS fans are also unhappy with judges Remo D'Souza, Shakti Mohan and others turning a blind eye to 'peak plagiarism' done by the group.

Dance + Pro's 'THE TREND' crew plagiarises BTS' dance moves on show, Desi ARMY demands credit to K-pop group

Last Updated: 05.34 PM, Jan 11, 2024


While the biggest boy band in the world, BTS, is on hiatus due to their mandatory military services, their fandom, ARMY, is surely not on a break, continuing to give them more achievements and awards as the days go by. Indians too have played a very crucial role in helping the group's presence spread in India to the point where the K-pop idols had even decided to tour the country for their concert, but the COVID-19 pandemic hampered their plans.

Fast-forward to now, when the whole world knows about BTS; it is surely not uncommon to see dance challenges and videos of their chore-making trends online. However, using the moves in a dance competition on national television has not sat well with Desi ARMY.

A group known as 'The Trend' from Arunachal Pradesh, calling themselves a K-pop-based dance crew on Dance Plus Pro, has incorporated iconic steps from BTS' choreography into their performances without giving due credit. Desi ARMY has expressed discontent, viewing the recent performance as blatant plagiarism rather than a tribute, particularly due to the absence of acknowledgement.

Are Dance Plus Pro judges being oblivious to the plagiarism?

Fans of the show Dance Plus, who are also supporters of BTS, claim that judges Remo D'Souza, Shakti Mohan, Punit Pathak, and others are seemingly oblivious to the apparent copying. They pointed out that earlier seasons of the show emphasized originality. However, the dance crew 'The Trend' has integrated dance moves from various BTS songs like "Idol," "Boy With Luv," and "Permission to Dance," creating a perception that the judges are turning a blind eye to the lack of originality.

'The Trend' crew has garnered support on social media for their impressive moves. It's worth noting that BigHit Music, the management company for BTS, has stringent policies in place to address issues of plagiarism.

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