In just 1 month, Starship Entertainment and also the company’s rookie male group – CRAVITY were constantly caught in plagiarism controversies. It’s like SM has become a task model for Starship to follow. In any aspect, Starship could borrow from SM groups to use for CRAVITY. From the brand and also the MV being accused of plagiarising EXO, the choreography “inspired” by NCT, and the last is imitating the fandom name of Red Velvet.
Specifically, the fandom name of CRAVITY is Luvity which may be a combination of “CRAVITY” and “Luv”. Coincidentally, this can be almost like the way Red Velvet’s fandom was created. “Red Velvet” and “Luv” together form “Reveluv”. additionally, Red Velvet often calls their fans intimately with the shorter name “Luvie / Luvies”. The Korean pronunciation of LUVITY (러 비티) and also the shortened fandom name of Red Velvet (러비 / 러비 들) are very similar. that the announcement of CRAVITY’s fandom name has created a giant controversy.
Plagiarising products are often temporarily ignored, but fandom names are representative for fans so that they will probably not let it slide to work out their names utilized by a distinct fandom. The Red Velvet fan community immediately voiced their rights, expressing their opinions by asking Starship to alter CRAVITY’s official fandom name. The group’s hashtag requesting justice has been tweeted continuously and entered the highest global trending, enough to determine how angry Reveluvs are.
But not all netizens trust Red Velvet’s fandom. Many conflicting opinions are raised about this issue. the bulk agreed to support, but there are still opinions that Red Velvet’s fans are overreacting, deliberately demanding an excessive amount of. Many netizens also noticed that this was the third time CRAVITY and Starship were involved in the accusations of plagiarising SM idols, from the MV concept, choreography to the fandom name this point.