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Chinese audition program 'Birth of a Star' blatantly plagiarizes 'Produce 101'

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Chinese audition program 'Birth of a Star' is under fire for blatantly plagiarizing South Korean competition series 'Produce 101'.


'Birth of a Star' was broadcasted on Chinese video site IQIYI from November of 2016 to January of 2017. A total of 65 contestants participated in the competition to become the final 8 of the debut group. The concept is greatly similar to 'Produce 101', where 101 trainees compete to become the final 11 debut members. In addition to the general concept, 'Birth of a Star' blatantly plagiarized the small segments within the show. 


SEE ALSO: Mnet denies rumors stating they've banned eliminated trainees of 'Produce 101' from interviews and ads


Some are the great similarities of the two programs are:


Rankings






Picking the top visuals: 






Hidden camera prank:






Practice by levels




Ranking announcements




Theme songs - ''Push Me''/ ''Pick Me''





The only major difference between the two programs is that 'Birth of a Star' has both male and female contestants. 


iQiyi had previously purchased exclusive rights for some Korean dramas, however, in regards to 'Produce 101,' Mnet commented, "We have never sold the licensing rights to China. We're currently looking to find out which production company created the show."

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    SugarSugarYH 11 days ago

    The utter bullshit that comes from this site is amazing. This site constantly pushes out racist articles bashing anything and anyone vaguely Chinese. Can't you people find something better to do than sit around and reiterate the words of these invisible "netizens" and talking shit about everybody? Really now.

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    Exo_Leia 17 days ago

    lol did we not see this coming?

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    Kpop_Dealer Exo_Leia 17 days ago

    lol

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    chiyasuho 17 days ago

    nothing new

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    chiyasuho 17 days ago

    As always nothing different

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    yoonajjang21 17 days ago

    china - pathetic as usual. ban korean but copy korean.

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    crystalCassie91 17 days ago

    With all the scandals that came with this stupid show... China still thought that this was a good idea??!

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    melon 17 days ago

    they are not afraid to copy things exactly xD. like totally not even trying to look diff

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    xxxibyesor 17 days ago

    but didnt produce 101 "copied" it from a Japanese program?

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    blaX3 xxxibyesor 17 days ago

    what program?

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    MuGirlGroupTrash blaX3 17 days ago

    AKB48

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    crystalCassie91 MuGirlGroupTrash 17 days ago

    It's that the name of a group??

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    MuGirlGroupTrash crystalCassie91 17 days ago

    That's the name of the group yes, but they do a bunch of shows and stuff. I think 'AKB48 Show!' is one of them. They also do a bunch of rankings and stuff

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    megamanx MuGirlGroupTrash 17 days ago

    No, and there's also a difference between inspiration and blatant copying.

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    xxxibyesor megamanx 17 days ago

    not hating but lets be honest over here: there are a lot of things that are the same between 101 and akb48 im all about give credits where credit iis due

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    federick 17 days ago

    Lol. They copied everything, but not the visuals of the trainees. Look at the face of that guy 😂

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    i_belong_to_yg 18 days ago

    funny how Chinese companies are so bold about stealing every tinny detail.... smh.

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