MOMOLAND is under fire for allegedly plagiarizing Miss A in their upcoming comeback.
Member JooE appeared on the December 25th episode of Radio Star where she shared a sneak peek of their title track “Thumbs Up”.
It was an upbeat song that got her fellow cast members dancing along, building excitement for the song’s release on December 30.
— MOMOLAND HOUSE (@momoland_house) December 25, 2019
As soon as the preview aired, however, netizens were quick to point out that “Thumbs Up” (2019) sounded very similar to Miss A’s “Time’s Up” (2012) from the album Hush.
As soon as I listened to Momoland’s new song, I thought of Time’s Upㅋㅋ
What? Isn’t the melody the same?
I love this song so much, I remember it the moment I listened to Momoland’s new song.
– Korean Netizens
Momoland plagiarised Miss A?? Yikes
— Innercunt (@innercxnt) December 27, 2019
The chorus of the two songs shared a similar beat and lyrics.
Others were quick to defend them, however, pointing out that netizens simply wanted to see MOMOLAND fail.
Danm @MMLD_Official about to have another successful comeback haters already pointing out how they plagiarized Miss A
— Momoland Nayun best girl (@YGStansandMerry) December 27, 2019
— sam | #THUMBSUP ❤️ (@samxmmld) December 27, 2019
This is not the first time MOMOLAND has been accused of plagiarism. They were previously under fire for “Bboom Bboom” sounding similar to Serebro‘s “Mi Mi Mi”.
“Thumbs Up” will be released on December 30, 6:00pm KST. It is their first comeback as six members without Yeonwoo, Taeha, and Daisy.