SB19 on being called a K-pop wannabe: "Hindi po Korea ang ginagaya namin"

SB19 on being called a K-pop wannabe: "Hindi po Korea ang ginagaya namin"

- SB19 recently guested in GMA'S Brigada where they read mean comments about them on social media

- In the show, the P-pop group responded to bashers criticizing their physical appearance and the way they perform

- One of the mean comment they read was about their lack of originality and how they are copying the style of K-pop bands

- The members denied that they were copycats, with their leader, Pablo explaining that they are inspired by K-pop but that does not mean they don't have their own style

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P-pop sensation SB19 recently guested in GMA's show, Briganda, where the members of the group responded to mean comments from netizens about them.

The group smartly addressed their bashers who criticized the group for their physical appearance and their performance. A netizen also lambasted the group for not being original and accused the group of being K-pop copycats.

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SB19 member, Josh responded to the criticism by denying that they copied K-pop groups. According to Josh, their fashion style, and their songs are not copied off of other K-pop boy bands.

SB19 on being called a K-pop wannabe: "Hindi po Korea ang ginagaya namin"
SB19 members pose for the camera. Photo from SB19 (@officialsb19)
Source: Instagram

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"Hindi po Korea ang ginagaya namin, sariling style lang po namin lahat, pati po pananamit, lahat po 'yan. Pati pagsulat ng kanta hindi lang po siya naka-Korean"

The group's leader, Pablo also explained that though they were inspired by K-pop that does not mean they lack originality. The leader also opined that it is natural for people to use concepts they are attracted to.

"Lahat naman po ng tao sa buong mundo meron po tayong tinatawag na sense of universality. 'Pag meron tayong bagay na nakikitang maganda, we take it and utilize it. Hindi naman po sinasabi na pangongopya or talagang kinukuha 'yung sinasabi, kumbaga influenced po tayo ng lahat ng bagay sa buong mundo."

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Though the members of SB19 are all Pinoys, they still have a connection to South Korea. After all, the group had their training under Korean management company, ShowBT. Even their name, SB19 was influenced by South Korea. The letters SB were taken from the initials of ShowBT while they got the number 19 by subtracting the Philippine country code (+63) from the country code of South Korea (+82).

However, SB19's massive success is well deserved as they have continuously shown everyone how talented and dedicated they are. While many will continue to compare them to K-pop bands, no one can deny that SB19's songs and performances have their own distinct Filipino flair that has captivated many fans around the globe.

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SB19 is a five-member Filipino boy band that debuted in 2018. The group consists of Josh, Pablo, Stell, Ken, and Justin. They were trained for three years by ShowBT Philippines, beginning in 2016. They are the first Filipino and Southeast Asian act to be nominated in Billboard Music Awards for the Top Social Artist category.

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Pinoy pop group SB19 bravely faced bashers who criticized almost everything about them, from clothes to their manner of singing. There was even one netizen who challenged them to wear only a loincloth in their next appearance which elicited a positive response from the group.

KAMI also reported that SB19 recently shared on their social media account the news about their nomination to the Billboard Music Awards. The Pinoy boy group made history as the only Filipino group to be included in the list of nominees in the Top Social Artist of the Year.

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