“I hope it won’t leave a scar on IU’s heart.” ‘Plagiarism Suspicion’ Composer Reveals His Position
May 11, 2023
[Sports Seoul | [Reporter Yoo Da-yeon intern] Lee Min-soo, composer of 'Good Day' and 'Pink Shoes', who was accused of plagiarism, gave his stance.
On the 11th, Lee Min-soo said, “Hello. It's been a long time since I've been greeting you, and it's the beginning of a difficult story, so I'm heavy-hearted."
He said, "I read an article that IU's 'Good Day' and 'Pink Shoes' were suspected of plagiarism. I have already refuted in similar cases in the past, and I don't think I need another opinion. However, I am writing to criticize artists who have recently gone too far.”
Lee Min-soo continued, “When I was working on ‘Good Day’ and ‘Pink Shoes,’ I did not refer to other people’s songs or work with them in mind. I hope I don't leave a scar on anyone's heart."
Recently, a complaint was filed claiming that IU violated the copyright law by plagiarizing another singer's sound source. As a result, controversy is taking place through various media and communities.
Meanwhile, Lee Min-soo composed songs such as 'My Style' and 'Sign' of the group 'Brown Eyed Girls', 'Midnight Circus' of 'Sunny Hill', and 'Hymn of Grasshopper' in addition to the songs suspected of plagiarism recently.
Below is the full text of composer Lee Min-soo.
It's been a long time since I've been in the middle of a difficult story, so I'm heavy hearted.
Yesterday afternoon, I read an article that IU's two songs, Good Day and Pink Shoes, are suspected of plagiarism.
In 2013, when it was released, Pink Shoes refuted the issue through a press release and has refrained from further opinions as it is meaningless. However, I am carefully writing about criticism of artists who have recently gone beyond expansion and reproduction.
When I worked on Good Day and Pink Shoes, I did not refer to or keep in mind other people's songs.
As the author of Pink Shoes and a Good Day, I hope that I will not leave any scars in anyone's hearts, especially those of you who love IU.