John Cameron Mitchell shares opinion on Wanna One's use of the Hedwig And The Angry Inch/Platonic/Taoist imagery— 파룬 (@balloon_wanted) October 30, 2018
He believes Wanna One is able to use the ancient myth as a concept but "is sad to think [the meaning] might be flattened and simplified"
Instagram description: Thoughts on Kpop band @wannaone.official’s use of #hedwigandtheangryinch/Platonist/Taoist imagery as well as @stephentrask’s song title #theoriginoflove. An ancient myth is certainly fair game to use as a metaphor for a band and its caring fans coming together but I’m sad to think that their managers felt the need to borrow so flagrantly from Hedwig without attribution and flatten the myth (much like my face in this video).
Korean media has also published articles regarding the issue— 파룬 (@balloon_wanted) October 30, 2018
Images attach show the comparison of the symbol Wanna One is using for "The Origin of Love" concept and the symbol used in musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch for the song "The Origin of Love"
#Update: Swing Entertainment responds to the claims regarding the use of "The Origin of Love" symbol and use - The symbol was created based off of the original philosophical story by Plato and we used the symbol along with the elements of destiny, binary, and infinity. (1/2)— 파룬 (@balloon_wanted) October 30, 2018
We respect the ideas of John Cameron Mitchell who has popularized The Origin of Love with the symbol through "Hedwig And The Angry Inch", and we understand that the original philosophical ideology can be understood in a variety of meanings. (2/2)https://t.co/Ek25RKxkn4 pic.twitter.com/YFGDlYJIfv— 파룬 (@balloon_wanted) October 30, 2018
Source: Xsportsnews|Newsen|johncameronmitchell via @balloon_wanted