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Mnet's 'Idol School' accused of plagiarizing Japanese CF + Mnet says it's not plagiarized

By jennywill   Monday, July 3, 2017   18,323   1,145   0



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Mnet's upcoming variety show 'Idol School' has been accused of plagiarism.

The variety show recently released the MV to "Cause You're Pretty", the theme song for the variety show. However, viewers noticed that the MV was very similar to a Japanese CF. The MV and CF share identical scenes such as water coming out from the roof, the position of the girls, as well as the angle of the shots.

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(Left: 'Idol School', Right: Japanese CF)

Mnet denied the accusations, saying, "The program is based on a 'school', and space where many students can dance in a school is limited to the gymnasium, classroom, hallway, rooftop, etc. The water being sprayed during the dance scenes is a method already used in many movies. The similarities between the two contents are because of the limitations of the space as well as because of filming method that is widely used. It just looks similar because of the necessary limitations."

What do you think of Mnet's statement?

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RussellMyJimmies Friday, July 7, 2017

L_catzzz Tuesday, July 4, 2017's just basic shots. Here's another one

L_catzzz Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Side shot-0:45, dancing open space shot-0:56 onwards, not exactly a rooftop but many people at upstairs shot - 2:18 onwards

Sharkry Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Honestly the concept and angles of the video are really basic, I doubt they plagiarized

partyfan2013 Tuesday, July 4, 2017

It seems that everyone has nothing to do with their super pathetic lives.  The show is definitely 100% original and that's just it.  So therefore, those people really need to take a got damn chill pill and at least give the show a chance to grow on them.

alicehalf Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Everyone seems shocked when I said this show is so japanes-ish, just see that now. The last trend in Korea, is to see young girls in uniforms school competing between them. I don't know if Mnet recruited a japanese producer but Produce 101 and now this show : they really want to have their korean version of Morning Musume of AKB99999. Kind of weird because koreans always mocked this kind of japanese shows.

NORM Tuesday, July 4, 2017

So it's Japan -> S.Korea -> China '_' Ok then.

Sweg NORM Tuesday, July 4, 2017

It's always been like that. Boy groups were copied from j-pop and went in Kpop all the way to cpop. Even most Korean dramas are remakes of Japanese drama

crowboy Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Honestly the Japanese CF looks like excerpts from a horror movie. The colours used........ it looks unhappy ahhaha

fcknren Tuesday, July 4, 2017

literally even the way they shot the scenes. Mnet, Mbarrassing.

NoShayme_xo Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Sweg Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Mnet: Hey can I copy ur homework?CF: Sure just change a few things so we don't get caught.                           Mnet: Nah fam I'm too lazy to change

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