Noodle brand allegedly steals BTS’ Jungkook’s ramen recipe; Here’s what we know

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Fans of BTS’ Jungkook were quick to spot similarities between a new ramen product from a renowned noodles brand and the recipe shared by the talented singer. The brand, accused of unauthorized use, faced backlash as fans claimed they had copied Jungkook’s recipe without giving him credit. The product’s release is now under review due to the increasing controversy surrounding the allegations.

GS25’s Controversial Ramen Release: Similarities and Backlash

GS25, a popular convenience store chain in Korea, introduced a new ramen product called Bulmayo Perilla Oil Makguksu. Fans noticed striking resemblances between the product and Jungkook’s recipe, including the purple color scheme associated with BTS. Despite the recipe not being protected by copyright, fans expressed outrage at the brand’s failure to acknowledge Jungkook’s influence. The packaging and name hinted at BTS’ Jungkook, leading to accusations of plagiarism. As a result, the product’s launch was halted for review.

Brand’s Response and Ongoing Criticism

Following the accusations, the brand addressed the situation on Instagram, apologizing for any inconvenience caused. They expressed their intention to reconsider the release of the product by gathering customer feedback and promised to pay more attention to future operations. However, the brand’s apology did not appease fans, and criticism continues to mount as supporters demand proper acknowledgment for Jungkook’s recipe and creative contributions.

Who is Jungkook?

Jungkook, whose full name is Jeon Jungkook, is a South Korean singer, songwriter, and member of the internationally renowned boy band BTS. Born on September 1, 1997, in Busan, South Korea, Jungkook joined BTS in 2013 as the group’s youngest member.

As part of BTS, Jungkook has gained immense popularity and recognition for his exceptional vocal abilities, impressive dancing skills, and charming personality. He has contributed to the group’s success by participating in songwriting and producing, further showcasing his artistic versatility.

Jungkook’s ‘SEVEN’

BIGHIT MUSIC surprised ARMYs on July 17 with the release of BTS’ Jungkook’s solo track “Seven” (Weekday Ver.). This summer band version showcases an upbeat sound with captivating percussion and Jungkook’s enchanting vocals. The song has been receiving immense popularity, topping various global charts and making impressive streaming records.

The Weekday Ver. of “Seven” brings a fresh and lively feel to the song, accentuated by the energetic percussion and Jungkook’s exceptional vocal prowess. The combination of addictive melodies and warm acoustic guitar creates an irresistible charm that resonates with listeners.

Streaming Records

According to Spotify’s latest charts released on July 16, “Seven” garnered a staggering 13,480,559 daily streams, securing the top position on the Daily Top Song Global chart for two consecutive days. Jungkook’s solo release also dominated the Oricon Daily Digital Singles Ranking with the Clean Ver. Reigning at No. 1 for two days in a row, while the Explicit Ver. claimed the third spot. The song’s success highlights Jungkook’s global appeal and sets new records within the music industry.