11:07 pm - 08/10/2017

Chinese Show copies Red Velvet’s “Happiness” MV (UPDATE)

UPDATE: I was told that the show in question is not Happy Camp but Secret Garden, kind of like a pre-show with BTS content to hype the actual episode. Thank you @layshands!

Chinese variety show Happy Camp is under fire for allegedly stealing its opening credits from Red Velvet’s “Happiness” Music Video. The show apparently borrows several scenes from the MV with only minor changes. Red Velvet fans have shown their annoyance at the intro sequence and its striking similarity to the Red Velvet song. Earlier this year, the Chinese Government enacted a Hallyu ban, preventing any South Korean content to be aired in the country but that hasn’t stopped shows looking to recreate South Korean content. Although it should be remembered that these cases are not always stealing; on many occasions, the company buys the rights to recreate the shows.

sources: koreaboo, oh_mes
kimbafierce 10th-Aug-2017 10:47 pm (UTC)
I haven't watched Happiness, but from this clip I'd say this kind of intro is not exactly unique, I've seen similar intros many times before, with the cutouts of animals & people, the ridiculous bg colours and such.. so I wouldn't say it's copied unless it is an exact copy of the scenes used in RV's video

Edited at 2017-08-10 10:49 pm (UTC)
iksagor 10th-Aug-2017 11:14 pm (UTC)
The intro style isn't unique but the colors and imaging, including the rolling out of the leaves is very, very similar to the RV mv.
suehoe 10th-Aug-2017 11:38 pm (UTC)
watch happiness
princesimon 10th-Aug-2017 11:47 pm (UTC)
watch happiness [2]
pseudo_shigure 11th-Aug-2017 03:30 am (UTC)
As someone who hasnt watched the mv in a long time, i feel the same
sra_interesante 10th-Aug-2017 11:21 pm (UTC)
apparently all sm chinese idols (actuals +formers): kris, luhan, henry and lay are there too 👀 lol just zhoumi is missing

Edited at 2017-08-10 11:21 pm (UTC)
pippopippo 10th-Aug-2017 11:40 pm (UTC)
[Reminds me of the intro to every Big Fat Quiz of the Year]

Some of the scenes in the Happy Camp one are def straight out of Happiness though.

Edited at 2017-08-10 11:43 pm (UTC)
saemcrh 11th-Aug-2017 12:22 am (UTC)
I honestly can't wait for the year to be over just for the quiz tbh #mylifeissad
nana_the_dwarf 11th-Aug-2017 12:04 am (UTC)
Since there's SM artists there, maybe they bought the rights?
sodapab 11th-Aug-2017 12:25 am (UTC)
see you in court!!!
klauses 11th-Aug-2017 12:46 am (UTC)
haha yeah it's pretty identical. OOPS

i saw luhan and kris too
honey_baymax 11th-Aug-2017 01:34 am (UTC)
How dare they copy the most iconic debut mv.
xxhna 11th-Aug-2017 02:15 am (UTC)
lol i'm not even surprised anymore
boxcuttergirl 11th-Aug-2017 06:20 am (UTC)
aren't we not allowed to source from kboo?
sayuridoll 11th-Aug-2017 07:32 am (UTC)

It's frowned upon, but not banned

boxcuttergirl 11th-Aug-2017 08:38 am (UTC)
really? I had a post get rejected bc I sourced it from them last year lol
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