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MBC's mistreatment of MONSTA X and stealing their choreography sparks anger

By jennywill   Sunday, October 9, 2016   203,943   19,220   0



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MBC taking advantage of MONSTA X has angered both MONSTA X fans and other fans alike.

In July, MONSTA X created a special choreography for Super Junior's "Sorry Sorry" for MBC's 'Korea Music Wave' in Japan. However, the entire segment was edited out due to 'time constraints', and fans were only able to watch through fancams.

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However, if that wasn't bad enough, Wonho brought up on their 'V' app broadcast that their choreography had actually been taken without their permission. BTS, G-Friend, TWICE, and Leeteuk had performed "Sorry Sorry" at MBC's '2016 DMC Festival' - and the dance break in the middle was copied exactly from MONSTA X's. When MONSTA X, shocked at seeing their own choreography (that they created themselves and practiced hard for), being performed, asked MBC what had happened. MBC merely told them their choreography was cool, so they handed it off to the other groups to perform. The revelation shocked fans because even though they had noticed the choreo was identical, they thought permission had been gotten.

The incident grew and a Twitter tag trended in defense of MONSTA X. MONSTA X fans were rightly furious at MBC - not at the groups that performed, because it was not their fault. Other fans were incredibly angry as well and came to the defense of MONSTA X. As MONSTA X is a relatively new group in a company that isn't one of the bigger labels, K-pop fans believe that they had been taken advantage of.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in!]

What do you think of the entire situation?


April4401 Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Im not part of the monster x fandom for I am an ARMY. Even though it's one of the fandoms I'm apart of(though I plan to learn more about monsta x and their members) I honestly think MBC should apologize. It's not right to forget not asking permission. Ita just not right, especially since they obviously worked really hard on the choreography. That is absolutely messed up

MoniKONX April4401 Tuesday, January 24, 2017

ITS MONSTA X! NOT MONSTER.... the name is all over the article! :(

purplematoki Monday, October 10, 2016

I hope ARMY, ONCERS, AND BUDDIES help us call MBC out for doing this

KimmyStorm Monday, October 10, 2016

MBC needs to make like Super Junior and say "Sorry Sorry" to my boys. -_-

Tzuyu_4yu Monday, October 10, 2016

why couldn't they just do the dance again??

jin_sungmin Monday, October 10, 2016

That's just disgusting. A large company like MBC is given to abuse their power over these idols who, in a sense, need them. I'm glad MONSTA X spoke out about it.

wilddisney Monday, October 10, 2016

I don't mean to create a fanwar whatsoever but I just got reminded that Monsta X used a choreography in one of Chinese TV Show that awfully looked a lot like Seventeen's MAMA 2015 choreography. I could barely see anyone talked about it.

julee22 wilddisney Monday, October 10, 2016

I watched that and one of the only similarities was the use of the table jump. Personally, I think Monsta X and Seventeen are close enough that it's water under the bridge and it also wasn't a carbon copy plagiarism.

ataeva_nazeka wilddisney Monday, October 10, 2016

However, they didn't performed stealer choreography at the same show as originals, and also it wasn't a copy past, also ST members didn't make the choreography by theirselfs. And the main one no one cutter out thei version. Shitty MBC

wilddisney ataeva_nazeka Monday, October 10, 2016

I just wanna point out that 'SVT members didn't make the choreography by themselves' is a wrong statement :)

wilddisney julee22 Monday, October 10, 2016

That jump between two tables was a very unique one and usually kpop fans are very sensitive when it comes to similarity of choreography. I wonder why Carats didn't make fuse of it.

julee22 wilddisney Tuesday, October 11, 2016

eh, probably because SVT and Monsta X have a good relationship (by extension so do their fans)? Because SVT didn't care about it? I personally think it's just one move. Also, SVT do collaborate with other choreographers with their dances. They may have done 95% of it, but there's always choreographers helping them.

DaeKwon Monday, October 10, 2016

that's so fucked

taehyungiebts Monday, October 10, 2016

I'm an army but I absolutely adore monsta x, they don't deserve this treatment, they deserve an apology from mbc.

IFNadine99 Monday, October 10, 2016

After their performance got cut out and after that their choreography has been taken and been given to other group bcause 'hey thay dance was cool so we give it to other group cause sorry buddy ure not in the scene for Korean Music Wave.' SERIOUSLY MBC?!

Haneefah Monday, October 10, 2016

wha.. like.. TEFF IS THIS ??! are u srs mbc ??!!? that is not cool. like.. that shouldn't happen to anyone ! it is disrespectful and I hope to see some sort of punishment.

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