JYP Entertainment has issued a statement relating to an artist's claim that the agency replicated one of his artworks in TWICE's "MORE&MORE" music video without credit or consent.
Artist Davis McCarty shared a photo of his light-refracting archway art installation Pulse Portal, comparing it to the music video set, in a now deleted Facebook post. His artwork was created in 2018, while the music video was released on June 1, 2020. He deemed the music video installation to be a copyright infringement.
JYP Entertainment said they have been made aware that the set piece from the music video shows resemblance to an existing artwork and that they have contacted the music video production company, requesting them to speak with McCarty to resolve the issue.
They added: "As an agency responsible for releasing the works of our artists, we will strengthen our verification process so that this does not happen again".
The music video's director, Kim Young Jo, has denied plagiarism saying: "It's true that I used Davis McCarty's project as a reference. There were multiple references, and Davis McCarty's work was one of them. However it's not plagiarism". The director said he is awaiting a response from the artist after contacting him.
For reference, here is McCarty's artwork...
And here is a still from TWICE's music video.
You can watch TWICE's "MORE&MORE" below.
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