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SM takes action against Philippines’ DOH for plagiarizing f(x)’s song?

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The Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines created an video advertisement on anti-teenage pregnancy.

The problem stated was that the song used in the video was similar to f(x)’s Rum Pum Pum Pum. Fans say that there is a slight change in the arrangement but the song’s melody and rhythm used in the DOH advertisement were very much similar to f(x)’s song.

DOH has since deleted this video but it is already widely spread on YouTube and many other video sites.

Rum Pum Pum Pum is the title song in f(x)’s 2nd album Pink Tape. The song is a pop dance song with mysterious guitar sounds and delightful percussion rhythm.

The song received lots of love for the unique comparison of first love to a wisdom tooth. It had become an issue at the time of release because many prominent composers collaborated in the creation of the song.

A representative from SM Entertainment told No Cut News on December 8th, “We never permitted the use of the song ‘Rum Pum Pum Pum’ and the original publisher stated that the song used in the advertisement was in fact plagiarized. We have started taking action.”

Readers can compare the two songs below. Do you find the similarity?

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Video Source: SMTOWNMark Pere Madrona

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