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Posted by beansss AKP STAFF 20 days ago

John Cameron Mitchell will not be responding to Swing Entertainment's 'rudeness' legally, wishes the best for Wanna One

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Actor/writer John Cameron Mitchell, who yesterday expressed his discomfort toward the similarities between his production 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' and Wanna One's comeback teasers, has now responded to Swing Entertainment's official statement regarding the issue. 


When contacted about the similarities in concept between Wanna One's teasers and 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch', Swing Entertainment stated, "there are no copyright issues" and "we also respect the opinion of John Cameron Mitchell who created 'Hedwig.'"


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In his response to Swing Entertainment, John Cameron Mitchell made clear that he does not have intentions to accuse Swing Entertainment of copyright infringement. However, the actor/writer did point out the "rudeness" of the label in approaching the issue coldheartedly. He wrote,

"@wannaone, i love you guys (and your fans' sweetness in reaching out) but I wish your managers were less official and more friendly. I never accused anyone of copyright infringement only lack of manners in acknowledging inspiration. I was powerfully inspired by the Korean fans when @shownote brought #theoriginoflovetour to @sejongcenter_official this month. It was a highlight of my life. I encourage every Wannable to read the original Plato myth. Maybe it will inspire you in life and art as it did for @stephentrask and me... #hedwigandtheangryinch#hedwigloveswannaone"

Also tune in to John Cameron Mitchell's response via his Instagram post below. 

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TeddyL 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

Very classy and sweet. Some people made it seem like a much bigger issue than it actually was, so I hope everyone will move on now.

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vteebby 20 days ago 1
20 days ago

very classy statement. this is not Wannaone's fault he knows it. he thanked the fans and Wannaone and wished them the best. Swing Entertainment is the one thats causing trouble again -.-

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nnani 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Swings didn't cause any trouble either so-.

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bang2tang 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

its typical to korean company to cheat like this lol

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hiroonakamura 18 days ago 0
18 days ago

"I encourage every Wannable to read the original Plato myth. Maybe it will inspire you in life and art as it did for"

99% of these fans are kids who aren't mature enough to understand the original plato myth

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nnani 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

Swings never said you (he John) accused of Copyright, it was just a general statement, which literally everyone does even outside Korean and they were VERY polite and civil. Putting words into their mouth IS RUDE. I know he just answered someone's question to which he expressed honestly his discomfort, but shit omg he sorta is acting like a big baby over it. He's still respectful and civil so bless that, but you can tell he is whining in some areas and the comments are just as this. He never said anything bad about Wanna One or the comeback (even though his views was the total opposite of the point) so people need to stop attacking him and people need to stop assuming Wanna One's theme is H.A.I when it isn't. Just respect both parties -_-.

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Ah_Chuu 20 days ago 4
20 days ago

He is the one who had a whinge about how they weren't going to do the myth ~right~ based on some stupid teaser clip. If his issue is the impoliteness (which is probably fair to take exception to given the level to which the teaser is inspired by a single source) then there's no need for him to imply they aren't doing a subject material he doesn't own justice.


Sorry, not fooled. What he's really saying here is 'check my shit out kids, it's much better than that Kpoppy shit!' and he thinks he's so smart he can say it to the fans' faces without them realising. Yawn. At least Kpop isn't usually pretentious...

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Sharkry 20 days ago 1
20 days ago

Well technically he's promoting the original plato myth and how it inspired him, like, he's promoting the greek myth by Plato, technically eh, he's telling no one to watch the movie but reading Symposium which is the original inspiration of both

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nnani 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

He said that the first time too though, he doesn't need to continue repeating himself. We all get it the first time and most people have already seen the movie. Also again as people have already stated, W.O theme isn't even related. Inspired and basing off are not the same thing. It's really annoying when people have to repeat or when people do repeat themself and act like "they are only promoting" when they did that the first time.

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renapxn 19 days ago 0
19 days ago

"At least Kpop isn't usually pretentious" I think I just cracked a rib from laughing so hard.

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manongja 20 days ago 0
20 days ago

Welcome to Hollywood. The land of self-righteous gits.

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