SolBin of Laboum Troubled by Plagiarism Aroused from Birthday Ad
It’s such a pleasurable experience for celebs and idols to have their fans post their pictures on the bus or subway advertisement section on certain occasions like a birthday. Those can be visual proofs of how much fans love their idols and also, it can serve as an advertisement though it did not intend to.
However, such amazing moments can turn into a nightmare in a snap of a finger. The snap can be given by someone who you’ve never thought of bothering or even literally thought of.
SolBin of Laboum got a subway ad filled with congratulations and her photos for her birthday. In order to prove that she saw what the fans did for her, she took a picture in front of it. Until then, she would have never imagined what the picture would bring.
After she posted the picture taken in front of the ad on her Instagram, fans of Woo JinYoung, a trainee from Produce 101, asked her to delete the post since the ad resembled too much with the ad of Woo JinYoung. Some fans even said that the ad was plagiarizing and it’s against the law.
Fans of SolBin became speechless by the response and comments from fans of Woo JinYoung. They say that SolBin’s ad wasn’t made for commercial purposes, so asking her to delete the photo and calling it a plagiarism have done nothing but to hurt her feelings.
Plagiarism can be a serious issue in copyrights. It is true, however, that some fans do need to be careful about choosing their words on asking something to be taken down.