Naver, South Korea's major online platform, is considering legal action against SBS' 'Running Man' for plagiarism.
The April 28 episode of 'Running Man' titled, 'My Special Money Race,' is accused of plagiarizing the popular Naver webtoon 'Money Game,' which tells the story of a "brain survival game" with 44.8 billion KRW ($38.6 million) in prize money.
'Running Man' admitted they considered the webtoon in creating the episode and apologized for failing to reach out to Naver ahead of time.
On April 29, a rep of Naver stated to OSEN, "SBS has apologized to the webtoon side over the phone. We requested an official apology but we did not receive a response on this. The writer (of the webtoon) also did not receive an apology."
The rep added, "We're actively looking into taking legal action on 'Running Man's plagiarism of 'Money Game.'"
Meanwhile, 'Money Game' has been confirmed to be made into a movie.